17 March 2020

Coronavirus update

The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Following government guidance issued on 16 March regarding minimising the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Forest Arts Centre to the public from 18 March. We are not planning to re-open until 12 April at the earliest. We are working very hard to reschedule performances and workshops where possible and we will be in touch with ticket holders on an event by event basis to provide options for your booking.  This will include refunds if requested. For our classes, we will offer a pro rata refund on any sessions remaining this term or alternatively a credit for a future date. As we have a significant number of loyal customers to contact please bear with us.  Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.


13 March 2020

Coronavirus Update From Hampshire Cultural Trust

The safety and health of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure their continued wellbeing and help minimise the spread of coronavirus.  

We continue to follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England closely to ensure that all possible procedures are in place at our venues across the county, these include:

  • Educating staff and volunteers on prevention of the spread of the virus
  • Emphasising the importance of frequent and proper hand washing
  • Continuing to operate high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in all of our venues, including high contact points
  • Providing hand sanitizer where possible

We request that our visitors follow current government advice during a visit to any of our venues.

In line with current UK Government and Public Health guidance, we are continuing to operate as normal. Given  the rapidly changing and unprecedented nature of this virus, we are monitoring the situation daily and will respond promptly to implement any updates to guidance as they are issued.  

Thank you.

Hampshire Cultural Trust operates and funds Forest Arts Centre