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Coronavirus Information

To protect our community and to help reduce the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus, we made the decision to close Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse and reduce our public programme of activity. As some restrictions remain in place and uncertainties surrounding the future continue, Quarterhouse will remain closed for events until we feel we can reopen in a safe and financially viable way.

Since we closed the doors of Quarterhouse we have been busy moving as much of our creative programme online. We have created Get Creative resources to inspire families in lockdown and hosted live comedy gigs online. Our popular Doc Club has continued with critics, directors and curators from around the world discussing films. We teamed up with South East Creatives to host weekly webinars to support artists and creatives, culminating in a week-long programme of online events.

It has been important that during this time we have done what we can to support our creative community. We have worked with the artists and businesses of the Creative Quarter to help support everyone and encourage visitors to return in a safe and reasonable way, working collaboratively across the town and region. This time has also given us an opportunity to present the Folkestone Artworks collection as a unique way to still experience world-class art despite lockdown restrictions.

This has not come without its challenges, and we have had to make tough decisions to make sure Creative Folkestone can continue to serve the people of Folkestone and deliver on our artistic and charitable aims. We have postponed the Creative Folkestone Triennial, restructured the organisation and will continue the closure of Quarterhouse.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to deliver new and innovative projects, experimenting with ways of working and exploring how we can continue supporting artists and our local community. We’d like to thank you all for your support and we hope that you will join us on the next stage of our journey.

The Box Office phone number is currently suspended. Please direct any enquiries concerning tickets and refunds to boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Check out our list of Coronavirus FAQ's here.

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