In these unprecedented times COVID-19 is having a profound effect on all areas of our economy and community, both across the UK and further afield.
Whist the well-being of our audiences, artists and staff is of course paramount, shows postponing or cancelling has an immediate effect on our cash flow. As an independent charity, this could put our future in jeopardy if it continues for a prolonged period of time, not to mention the impact it could have on the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and other organisations who have called us home for many years.
How you can help us
We have lost two-months of shows overnight. Whilst we are robust enough to cover our £40,000/month basic operating costs for a short time through the reserves we’ve built up over the last couple of years and the on-going help from supporters and funders, any prolonged closure with loss of income from bar sales, hall hires and booking fees could have serious consequences. This will particularly be the case should the International and Fringe festivals not take place. Without knowing exactly what the future will bring, we’re asking for your help now.
If a show postpones or cancels and you have your tickets refunded, if you can afford to give this money back in the form of a donation it would be hugely beneficial to us and greatly appreciated. Alternatively if you feel you can donate any amount, however small, it will all go into a central fund to help us pay our outgoings whilst our income is severely restricted. Just click on the button below and enter the amount you wish to donate.
With many thanks and all best wishes for good health. We hope we will soon be welcoming you back into The Queen's Hall!