Newquay's Only Live Theatre



With only a few weeks left until the end of the year it’s very pleasing to see, after so many months of “dark theatre” and a noticeable reluctance of people to mix in restricted spaces, that all remaining events at Lane have attracted really substantial audiences and, in one or two cases, they are almost sold out.

Recent shows have also been very well attended, as would have been the two tribute band concerts (Floyd in the Flesh and Whole Lotta Led) that unfortunately fell foul of the Covid Curse!  Luckily, Floyd will be back in the Spring and it’s good to see that the other proposed concerts, details of which are on the main web page, are already selling tickets.

The 6 plays scheduled for 2022 are still in place, most have been cast and read-throughs will be held soon to refresh cast members memories as some of these plays were due to perform in 2020/1 but, as with everything at that time, had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Details of these plays will appear on the website and posters early in the New Year and a banner illustrating the upcoming play will again be in place at the end of the lane leading to the theatre.

The Christmas Pantomime has had its run extended to five performances due to the wonderful support Odd Socks have received for their efforts and the volunteers at Lane will be kept busy with this and all the other forthcoming events.

It has been decided to operate a “Suggestion Box” scheme again and this resides on the Cosy Nook bar for audiences to fill in a pre-printed slip showing their preferences for any future plays being put forward. Simply tick the play theme(s) of your choice and pop the slip in the box where results will be analysed and discussed at Management Committee and Forward Planning Group level to help ensure that low attendances and cancelled performances can be avoided in future.

The newly arrived storage container will soon be painted to match the other metal costume store and, once floor repairs are carried out in the two older containers over the Winter, this will complete the programme of much needed redecorating and refurbishment that has taken place at Lane over the last year and a half.

We look forward to seeing as many people as we can fit in over the next few weeks.

Covid Precautions


Although all official restrictions have been lifted, we remain dedicated to making your visit to Lane Theatre as safe as we can.    

Hand sanitiser points remain in place by most entrances and we ask patrons to wear face masks while moving around the theatre, particularly in the lobby and corridors where distancing is difficult.   There are disposable paper towels and soap in all our toilets.  

Some shows are fully booked so we are almost at capacity but some are quieter events and for these, seats are being sold in alternate rows giving some forward and backwards space and in rows of no more than six without a gap.   If some of these events fill up, more rows will be released from the front first.  Seats nearer the back are far more likely to remain as alternate spacing so patrons may wish to bear this in mind if they have concerns over distancing.