Shows at York Theatre Royal have been cancelled until 11 April.
Theatre bosses followed the Grand Opera House in announcing the end of live events for the next few weeks.
But the theatre building and its café will stay open. And they are asking people with tickets for the cancelled shows to consider donating their ticket purchase to the theatre.
In a Twitter thread posted this morning (Tuesday) the theatre said:
Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, all public performances and events at York Theatre Royal will be cancelled from today, 17 March, until 11 April.
The closure of theatres in the UK puts York Theatre Royal, along with hundreds of other theatres, into a critical situation.
We ask that you give great consideration to donating your ticket purchase to the theatre at this time.
As a charity, your support is crucial to our survival. If you cannot do this, we’d ask that you consider a credit to your account. If none of this is satisfactory, you can choose a refund.
It says the building, box office and café are staying open, and it will be in touch with bookers if the cancellation period is extended.
“It’s with enormous sadness that we take these measures, but the safety of our audiences, staff and community is of utmost importance,” York Theatre Royal said.
“We are looking at ways we can be of use to the wider York community during this time. More details will follow.”