Coronavirus and NMPAT

Monday 29th June

The NMPAT office is now open again and is being manned daily to answer your calls as well as respond to your emails. This is an important step towards being able to open the building again, but at the moment we are still not able to hold any rehearsals or deliver any lessons on site. If you do come to visit us you will be invited to observe social distancing and additional hygiene measures.

We are talking to schools about when we may be able to start visiting them again and are making plans. We look forward to the time when we can also be back in school delivering face to face lessons and rehearsals.

All activities, events and regular face to face teaching remain suspended and our events are cancelled up to the end of term:

  • Our first NMPAT on-line Virtual Centre will meet on Saturday 4th July
  • County Auditions are underway with a new virtual audition format and we have received lots of video auditions
  • Plans for all activities to start in September are underway, either virtually, or face to face

Almost all the teaching staff of the Trust remain furloughed, although HMRC have given permission for some on-line sessions to take place on a voluntary basis.  Some people have asked about donation channels and these remain open at Virgin Money Giving, Local Giving and through Parent Pay. We really do appreciate your support.

Please stay in touch with our NMPositiviT team who are posting daily on our social media sites. We are aiming to find ways to keep you busy, practising and engaged in what we do. Check out #NMPositiviT.

We look forward to a time when we can all come together and begin to make music and theatre together again. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and keep practising.

Peter Smalley, Chief Executive

Monday June 29th

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