North Devon Theatres are safe and are reopening to bring you a Christmas season of festive entertainment!

Following this week’s announcement from the DCMS, funding granted to North Devon Theatres is enabling the venues to lift the curtains and reopen in time for Christmas.

David Hutchinson, Chief Executive of Selladoor Worldwide says

“Whilst many theatres across the UK are still closed due to the challenges brought by Covid-19, Selladoor are once again opening the doors of The Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple and The Landmark in Ilfracombe to ensure the local communities of North Devon have access to live theatre, and this festive entertainment will be provided within a safe, socially-distanced environment.”

The venues will be opening with social distancing procedures in place to include spaced seating, staggered entrance times and one-way systems around the venue to ensure the safety for both the visiting audiences and production teams as well as venue staff. Ticket bookings should be made within households or support bubbles and all customers will be requested to wear masks upon arrival and throughout the performances. Table service will operate in the bar areas and the venue will also be using its DIVA app for ordering of drinks which will then be delivered direct to seats during the interval. Deep cleaning procedures are in place and hand sanitiser is located around the venue. The safety of staff and customers will be prioritised at all performances.

Settle in for an intimate one-person version of A Christmas Carol, as Jason Merrells (Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, Casualty, Agatha Raisin) portrays a unique vision of Scrooge, seen through the eyes of an NHS doctor battling the uncertainty and isolation of 2020 that we have all come to know. With only 5 performances 17-19 December, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Head to The Landmark on Thursday 24th December and start your Christmas celebrations with tickets to Santa’s Christmas Cracker, the socially-distanced show where every child will get a present from Santa! You’ll join Father Christmas and friends for a fun, festive, musical adventure to discover the wonder of Christmas.

The Queen’s Theatre is playing host to a cracking family fun filled Christmas with Gareth Gates’ Christmas Cracker from Monday 21st to Sunday 31st December. A variety of exciting, fast-paced and recognisable acts take to the Queen’s Theatre stage to celebrate the very best of variety and pantomime. With festive comedy and show-stopping numbers, this star-filled spectacular will entertain the socially-distanced audiences. Star casting and on sale dates for both A Christmas Carol and Barnstaple’s Christmas Cracker will be announced soon!

Additional events are yet to be confirmed so keep an eye out for the latest announcements and for further information visit or follow the Queen’s Theatre and The Landmark on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.








These performances are socially distanced and a number of measures have been put in place to enhance your safety during your visit. Ticket bookings are limited to a household group of 6 and should be made inline with current Government guidelines. Face coverings are mandatory during your visit and throughout the performance. The safety of staff and customers will be prioritised at all performances and we look forward to welcoming you. To find out more about how we’re adapting click here