St George’s Bristol updated Covid-19 FAQs
Is St George’s Bristol open?
St George’s Bristol closed due to Covid-19 from Tuesday 17 March 2020. We are still closed, but are delighted to be able to host some socially distanced, outdoor events in line with Government guidelines. However, our ongoing closure includes the Concert Hall, counter service for the Box Office and the Café Bar. The majority of the team is furloughed, including our Box Office, but you can continue to book tickets to future events online, and access information here on our website. The team remains well and extends our very best wishes to all visitors and artists who come to St George’s.
When will St George’s Bristol re-open?
We are delighted to be able to host some small-scale, socially distanced concerts and hope to be able to welcome more of our audiences back to St George’s on this basis soon. We are closely following Government advice and reviewing the status of events – we will notify customers of any changes as soon as possible. Our Box Office team is contacting ticketholders with information of any rescheduled or cancelled dates, in order of the dates of the events they have booked for. Thank you for your patience at this time.
I am attending an outdoor, socially distanced event at St George’s – what do I need to know?
Firstly, if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus, or has come into contact with anyone with coronavirus, please stay at home and self-isolate. Thank you.
We will welcome everyone via our Great George Street entrance only. Please email email@example.com if you need step-free access and would normally arrive via our Charlotte Street entrance.
Inside the building
Please wear your face covering at all times, and use the hand sanitiser provided at each entrance. Our toilets will be open: we are operating a one-way, socially distanced queuing system. Please queue using the markers in our Box Office, then exit via the marked path through the Heritage Space, out towards the Cafe Bar and doors. Please use the one-way system marked in our Cafe Bar whilst queuing for a drink.
Our staff and social distancing
Our staff will be clearly identifiable by their blue St George’s lanyards and badges. They will keep to a 2m distance, but will also be wearing full-face visors for if they need to come within a 2m distance of visitors (1m plus only as per government guidance). Please be respectful of our staff and the screens we have installed for counter customer service.
Gardens and social distancing
Please make sure you’re sitting a 2m distance from the next group. Please feel free to bring your own picnics, blankets and camping chairs, and umbrellas and raincoats should there be drizzle forecast.
Cafe Bar and drinks
We have a one-way queueing and payment system clearly marked. Please use card/contactless payments wherever possible. We will be serving bar drinks and a small selection of snacks.
We can’t wait to welcome you back!
How can I contact St George’s Bristol while you are closed?
Counter service and the Box Office telephone line is suspended due to closure of the building. If you have tickets booked with us, and are unable to make the rescheduled concert date, please get in touch with us. All tickets and seat reservations will be automatically carried over to the new date.
If you need to contact us, please email our Box Office address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond as soon as possible, though it is unlikely that our team will be able to respond immediately. This address is monitored several times per week as our team gradually begins to return from furlough. Many thanks in advance for your patience at this time as we work through responding to your messages.
If my concert is cancelled or postponed can I get a refund?
If a concert is cancelled or postponed, we will first try to rearrange the event and will notify customers if this is possible. We will then automatically transfer your tickets and seat reservations across to the new date. If you can’t make the new concert date or don’t want to transfer your ticket across, please email our Box Office team on the address above, and let us know how you would like to proceed:
In this challenging time we are asking customers if they would consider donating the face value of their ticket to the charity St George’s Bristol to help secure our future and help some of the artists whose events have been cancelled. Please contact our Box Office to do this, stating the name the ticket/s are booked in, and letting us know whether you are eligible for Gift Aid.*
If you are unable to donate, or are unable to transfer your ticket to a rescheduled date, we completely understand. We can offer a refund of the face value of the ticket in accordance with our terms and conditions. Please bear with us as the volume of events we are working through will take some time to process.
You can also convert the face value of your ticket into credit on your St George’s Bristol account, which you can then use to book for any other events this year once we have re-opened.
How can I keep up-to-date with the latest news?
You can also read our CEO Suzanne Rolt’s column with The Telegraph, ‘The Shows Must Go On’, here.
How will you contact me?
Please keep an eye on your email address as this will be our first point of contact. To ensure you don’t miss out on important messages from us, please add us to your safe sender list.
How can I support St George’s Bristol?
If you are able, we ask that you consider donating the value of your cancelled bookings towards our continued survival. This will enable us to plan ahead, give a great boost to future activities, and will help us to support some of the artists whose events have been cancelled.
There are also plenty of other ways you can help us continue to create magical musical experiences for everyone, once it is safe and possible for us to open our doors again:
Meanwhile, if you’re shopping online, St George’s Bristol is registered to receive donations when you shop using Amazon Smile and easyfundraising. Whenever you do your online shopping, by choosing to shop through Amazon Smile or easyfundraising, you could also be helping St George’s at no extra cost to you. If you would like to support us this way, all you need to do is sign up here, which only takes a couple of minutes: Amazon Smile | easyfundraising
Now, perhaps more than ever, every donation – large or small – directly supports our work and helps secure our future. Thank you.