THE CURTAINS ARE COMING UP AFTER THE SECOND INTERVAL!
Well, with the drama of lockdown over, the real drama can begin, and this promises to be more entertaining. The Villa Gaiety schedule is packed with musicals, dance, variety shows, concerts, plays and stand-up comedians.
The doors open on the 5th February. Covid is still causing some problems with scheduling so please always check with the venue that the event is going ahead.
Monday 1st – Thursday 4th February:
VillaGaiety Box Office (located at the Villa Marina) will be extending the opening times for the phone lines from 10am – 5pm
Villa Marina Grounds
The VillaGaiety & Isle of Man Arts Council teams will return to their respective offices in the Villa Marina, Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina Arcade from 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. However, the offices will remain closed to the public from Monday 1st – Thursday 4th Feb.
The Villa Marina Gardens and car park will remain closed to the public until Friday 5th February.
Friday 5th February:
VillaGaiety Box Office (located at the Villa Marina) will reopen for in person/over the counter sales from 9.30am – 7.30pm, 7 days a week.
Villa Marina Grounds
The Villa Marina Gardens and car park will reopen to pedestrians and customers from approx. 8am – 9.30pm (or shortly after depending on the finish time of the cinema), 7 days a week.
Pop-in & Play Sessions:
Dragon’s Castle Play Area will reopen with Pop in and Play sessions. Details of all play sessions for February are available here: villagaiety.com/dragonscastle
The Broadway Cinema will reopen for nightly screenings and weekend matinees from Friday 5th February with a bumper weekend of films for all the family: villagaiety.com/broadway-cinema
Friday 5th February at 7:30pm – Come Away
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th at 1:30pm – Space Dog: Return to Earth
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th at 4:30pm & 7:30pm – Come Away
All tickets £5 (inclusive of 2% booking charge)
Monday 15th February:
Special Dragon’s Castle Fairy Tale themed pop-ins are taking place at 9:30am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 2:30pm & 3:30pm – 5:30pm on Monday 15th & Friday 19th February 2021.
Events and the effect of Lockdown
During lockdown, Villa Gaiety Government staff were deployed to other Government departments including the Community Support and information line, Noble’s Hospital, IOM Post Office and the airport vaccination centre.
Going forward, Emma Callin, Head of VillaGaiety and the Arts said, “Two of the biggest community shows in our calendar, The Christine Wild Theatre School’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the Douglas Choral Union’s ‘Shrek’ are being rescheduled which we know is important, not just for ticket holders, but for the many local people involved in those productions.”
Given that the Island’s borders remain closed at present, coupled with the on-going Covid-19 situation in the UK, many events are still to be rescheduled. News will be shared on each event and show as soon as it is available.
For the latest information regarding rescheduled shows, Dragon’s Castle, the Broadway Cinema and the Box Office please visit: villagaiety.com/FAQs or their Facebook page.
Private party and event bookings:
The Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre will be available for event bookings. However, please note that priority will be given to previous bookings which were cancelled due to the lockdown.
The box office team have attempted to contact all those who had parties booked between 7th Jan – 4th Feb which had to be cancelled. All affected customers have or will be offered a refund or a rescheduled date.
If you would like to contact Dragon’s Castle regarding a party booking, please call 600555 or message their Facebook page.