Dubai’s Courtyard Theatre Faces Closure


On 8th March, in line with the Government mandate that all training institutions were to cease activity to halt the spread of COVID-19, Dubai’s Courtyard Theatre was instructed to close its doors until 4th April.

“As a family business with overheads and staff to pay, being closed for this long with no income – and not knowing how much longer we might be closed for – is completely unsustainable. It is with enormous sadness that we are facing permanent closure as a result.” Said Kemsley Dickinson, co-founder of the Courtyard Playhouse.

As a result, from now until 4th April, the theatre is trying to raise enough money to survive the enforced closure and ensure they can open their doors again once the threat of Covid-19 has subsided.

The theatre is hoping to raise a minimum of AED 386,000 (USD 105,090) or face permanent closure on 30 April 2020.

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