St Albans Chamber Opera Trust
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The Merry Widow

Update on 22nd March, 2020

We are delighted to be able to say that The Merry Widow is now planned for Spring, 2021.


Please put these dates in your diaries: 

Opening Night will be on Wednesday, 24th March at 7:30pm, then there will be evening performances to Saturday, 27th March and a matinée at 2:30pm on Saturday, 27th March.


In the meantime, keep safe and well.

Peter Kestner, Chairman



Abbey Theatre Closure

Update on 17th March, 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to report that, following the public health briefing on Monday 16 March, the Abbey Theatre Trust has taken the difficult decision to close their venue until the end of May, 2020. St Albans Chamber Opera fully supports this decision, and we are postponing our production of The Merry Widow which was due to take place at the Abbey Theatre this week.

After all the hard work that our group has put into this production, we hope to be able to present it to you at a later date, possibly in March, 2021.

If you have tickets for The Merry Widow, the Abbey Theatre will contact you to make arrangements. Please be patient and do not contact the Box Office about exchanges and credit. As many of the theatre's volunteers fall into the at-risk categories and have now been advised to avoid all social contact, the theatre team are trying to manage this crisis with a very reduced number of volunteers. They have assured us that they will prioritise all current bookings and will be in touch as promptly as possible, but this process could take some time with limited resources.

We know that there will be a significant impact on St Albans Chamber Opera for many months to come as we rely almost entirely on ticket sales and donations from our friends to cover the costs of our productions. If you are able to transfer your tickets to donations or to credit against a future SACO production to help us to continue with the work we do, we would be enormously grateful.

Wishing you all well at this difficult time.

Peter Kestner, Chairman