The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed millions of lives worldwide, and it still continues to negatively affect the people’s way of living. Aside from the fact that the coronavirus itself poses serious health risk, businesses and industries simply couldn’t operate normally as we are limiting the number of workers being potentially exposed to the dreaded virus. There is no single industry today that was not impacted by this pandemic in any way, and there are many heartbreaking stories of people losing their jobs due to the unforseen circumstances at this point of our lives.
The same story goes for the people behind our favorite stage and theater plays, as community quarantine restrictions forbids the gathering of people inside an enclosed space. Therefore, scheduled theater performances were postponed indefinitely, leaving production with financial losses due to the lack of ticket sales.
The big question now is how can the industry of theater recover from the pandemic? The only way for this to happen is to see the world return to normalcy, where people can already go outside without the risk of getting infected by a bad disease. With no end in sight still for this pandemic, there is no way that all these things mentioned can happen very soon.
Theater Adapting To The ‘New Normal’ Could Be The First Step
Things cannot be rushed if we want to find the best solution to end the pandemic. However, time is running, and for the people in theater productions, each day that passes without a single ticket sale means a lot for their families that they need to feed and support, especially in these trying times. Some people may choose to sell self storage in London for some extra income.
We just couldn’t wait for the world to go back the way it was before COVID-19, as we are only going to lose more. Therefore, we should think of effective ways to keep the theater business going while acknowledging the new world we are in now because of the coronavirus.
Adapting to the new normal is a hassle, sure, but this is the only way for all of us (and also for our businesses) to survive. In staging a theater performane, for example, we have to accept the fact that not everyone can enter the hall and fill every chair, like we were used to see before the pandemic. Now, we have to abide by the safety protocols, like keeping three empty chairs in between two viewers.