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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has unveiled a five-step system to help reopen theatres.

No fixed dates have been given at the moment.  The system is a phased approach as follows:


Stage One - Rehearsal and training, though with no audiences and all adhering to social distancing guidelines

Stage Two - Performances for broadcast and recording purposes (adhering to social distancing guidelines)

Stage Three - Performances outdoors with an audience plus pilots for indoor performances with a limited distance audience

Stage Four - Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (but with a limited distanced audience indoors)

Stage Five - Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (with a fuller audience indoors) 


Each stage will depend on where the country is in terms of the pandemic and rate of infection.

It is thought that many venues will only be able to reopen at stage five of the process.

Policy and Procedure 

We have recently revised the Society's polices and procedures in order to comply with current laws and protect our members along with all those who work with us and the general public.

Current members are required to make themselves familiar with ROS policies which can be found from this direct link to the relevant page


After some deliberation, the committee for Ramsgate Operatic Society has decided to reschedule our production of 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' from this September to April 2021 due to the uncertainty of current events. 

We understand the frustration that this may cause but the consideration for the health of our cast, crew and the general public, has to be our first priority. There were also practical issues such as available rehearsal venues and theatre re-openings to consider. 

 If you already have a ticket for the show, you should receive direct emails and calls from the Theatre Royal box office regarding the new date so please retain your ticket as it will be valid for the new date. If you cannot make the new date you will be able to claim a credit onto your customer account. This credit has no expiry date and can be used to purchase tickets in the future.
 If you have not yet bought a ticket, they are available now from the Theatre's box office. 

We are hopeful that this necessary postponement gives us all a fantastic opportunity for more people to enjoy the show next year in greater comfort and security.

​We will of course continue to give you as much information as we can about any further information on this great show and future ROS events.

Thank you for your continued support!




The UK Government's COVID-19 strategy is regularly updated. In addition to more general advice, reference to “leisure venues” and "venues that attract large crowds" are mentioned within the document 

Ramsgate Operatic Society is a registered UK charity no.  1091538

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