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The team at The Market Place Theatre have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that on your return to the venue you can enjoy a safe and relaxing visit. We are following all government and industry guidelines in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors and team members.

Your visit will look slightly different, and we kindly request that all visitors follow new guidelines, but rest assured your welcome at The Market Place will remain as warm as ever.

Ensuring Your Safety


From 6pm on Thursday 30th September, 2021, the Northern Ireland Executive made the decision to remove the requirement to socially distance in indoor seated venues which includes The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre. As such all performances are no longer socially distanced.

We are delighted that we’ll be able to welcome back more of our valued audiences in the coming months. However, we are very mindful that we need to remain careful, cautious, and vigilant.


Safety Measures

Since reopening, we have had many mitigations in place including:

  • hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue
  • paperless ticketing | ticket scanning
  • enhanced and consistent cleaning regimes
  • PPE equipment supplied to workshop tutors
  • perspex screens at the Box Office counter
  • fresh air ventilation in the Main Auditorium and Studio Theatre
  • staff fully trained in safeguarding measures, and available to respond to all queries
  • reduced capacities at workshops and in exhibition spaces


These mitigations will continue. Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering whilst in the venue.

You are strongly recommended to take a Rapid Lateral Flow test before coming to The Market Place. Lateral Flow tests are free and provide a result within 30 minutes at home.

Please note that if you or a member of your party are displaying Covid symptoms or are required to self-isolate, you must not come to the Theatre.


Should you have any queries or suggestions on any of the measures taken, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre soon.

Box Office Tel: 028 3752 1821