Coronavirus Update

Exterior of The Mill Arts Centre

Last updated: Thursday 17th September 2020

We’re pleased to say that The Mill building (including our Café Bar, Gallery and Box Office) is now open to the public.

Our Café Bar and Box Office are open 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday for hot and cold drinks and light refreshments.

Our Autumn Term of Classes & Workshops began in September. See here for more details of weekly classes and one-day workshops.

We would like to confirm that as a COVID-secure venue we will continue to welcome all students in a safe and socially distanced manner to our programme of classes and workshops, in line with latest government advice.

You can book events online at any time via our website.

Safety First

We’ve introduced a whole host of additional safety measures to ensure that first and foremost our customers, students and staff are safe and have confidence to return. This includes:

  • Additional regular cleaning schedules
  • Socially distanced room layouts – we’ve relocated larger class groups to our Theatre so there’s plenty of space to stay two metres apart
  • Building one-way/directional system and allocated toilet facilities
  • PPE for staff and tutors
  • Reduced class sizes
  • And an awful lot more…

If you would like to know more about the safety measures we’re putting in place, please contact our team at boxoffice@themillartscentre.co.uk.

Live Events

Regretfully, all live performances until 18th December 2020 (including comedy, music, dance and theatre) will be rescheduled to 2021 where possible.

If you have a booking for a production scheduled to take place before 18th December 2020, there is no need to contact us at this time – our Box Office team will be in touch in due course.

The next live event to take place at The Mill will be our socially distanced Christmas production of Snow Play, 19th-24th December 2020. Social distancing will be in place and we kindly ask that you follow the prevailing government advice regarding COVID-19. Tickets on sale from 10am 1st October 2020. See here for more details.

Films

Our much-loved film programme returns to The Mill from October 2020! Held in our spacious theatre, we’re screening family favourites and quirky comedies for all the family.

Social distancing will be in place and we kindly ask that you follow the prevailing government advice regarding COVID-19. Tickets on sale from 10am 1st October 2020. See here for more details.


Thank You

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has been so understanding over these last few months; we are incredibly grateful for your support. We are also indebted to Arts Council England and Cherwell District Council for their commitment to ensuring The Mill’s long term survival through these difficult times. There are a number of ways you too can support us to safeguard The Mill’s future:

Become a Member

As well as receiving a wide range of membership benefits, our members are also directly supporting The Mill through their annual membership fee. For more information click HERE.

Make a donation

Anyone can make a donation to The Mill via our website at any time. We are also asking all customers who are entitled to a refund for a cancelled show to consider donating the value of their ticket. For more information click HERE.

Buy a ticket

Please consider buying tickets for future events at The Mill. Visit our website to see the full range of events and activities on-sale through into 2021. For more information click HERE.


FAQs

My booking has been rescheduled. What should I do?

If your event, class or workshop has been rescheduled, our Box Office team will be in touch by email or phone.

  • I can make the new date. Great! Your booking will be automatically transferred and you don’t need to do anything else.
  • I can’t make the new date. No worries! Email us at boxoffice@themillartscentre.co.uk or call us on 01295 279002 and we’ll get everything sorted.

My event has been cancelled. What should I do?

If your event, class or workshop has been cancelled, our Box Office team will be in touch by email or phone.

I haven’t heard what’s happening with my booking.

We’re working hard to confirm details with the many events, companies and artists scheduled to use The Mill during this time. We will keep our ticket-holders informed as and when any changes are confirmed. If you’re unsure, you can always contact us via boxoffice@themillartscentre.co.uk, or leave us a message on 01295 279002 and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Thank you for bearing with us!