The Engine Shed venue in Lincoln has announced that it will be closing with immediate effect for the next three months.
All upcoming events have been cancelled, including sold-out shows from the likes of Jimmy Carr, Jack Dee, Josh Widdecombe, Rachel Parris and Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
The announcement on Tuesday, March 17 comes as a response to Boris Johnson’s coronavirus statement yesterday, in which he urged people to avoid unnecessary social interaction.
The decision will be in action as of today and will run through to Monday, June 8 until further notice.
The Students’ Union said in a statement:” All gigs, shows and events due to happen between today (Tuesday 17th March 2020) and Monday 8th June 2020 have been postponed until further announcement.”
“Customers can be assured that where shows are rescheduled, tickets will remain valid. Please keep an eye on this page and the website for all our latest updates.”
“To discuss arrangements surrounding venue hire/bookings, please contact [email protected]”
Lincoln Students’ Union have also confirmed that they will be closing all facilities, including events in Tower Bar, The Barge, and the union itself.
This cancellation will include all society activities, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition and any physical events that were scheduled for International week.
Despite these closures, the Students’ Union Advice Centre will remain operational and contactable for any issues that students may have.