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Theatres can survive Covid-19—and not just by relying on streaming

As we emerge into 2021, there are opportunities aplenty for theatres to help revive our diminished public sphere

They pre-date democracy and for two millennia have survived the threat of pestilence, war and now, online streaming services, but when the lights come back on in theatres across the country in 2021, the situation will be historically perilous. Most buildings won’t have earned any income since March, and not all of them received government aid.

Those that did must spend it by spring, so…

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