Keeping You Safe - Riley Theatre, NSCD

Keeping you safe

We’re excited to welcome you back.

We’ve adopted a number of measures to ensure we continue to keep our visitors, staff and artists safe.

Safety measures

  • We’re encouraging all visitors to take a lateral flow test before arriving at the venue
  • We’re encouraging all visitors to be responsible and to wear a face covering while seated in the theatre and when moving around our building
  • We’ve enhanced cleaning regimes before, during and post-performance.
  • We’re encouraging visitors to use e-tickets wherever possible.
  • We’re asking everyone to respect other visitors, including observing social distancing where possible.


Ticketholders are no longer required to present their NHS COVID Pass on entry to our theatre. However, if you wish to evidence this we would be grateful.

We continue to ask all staff to evidence a negative lateral flow test before a shift.

More about the NHS COVID Pass

The NHS COVID Pass demonstrates you have at least one of the following:

  • completed a full course of vaccination at least 14 days ago
  • received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result within 24 hours of a performance
  • have proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test within 180 days (but more than 10)

You can create and present your NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App, via the NHS website, or as a paper letter requested by ringing 119. All of these are accepted. Limited exemptions are permitted, including for those under 18 years of age.

Taking a test:

PCR test kits can be ordered and sent to your home address, alternatively, you can book an appointment online for a test at a walk-in or drive-through test centre.

Lateral flow test kits can be ordered online through the UK government website or picked up from your local pharmacy. If taking a lateral flow test, please register the result on the NHS app to receive confirmation.

For more information on the COVID Pass, visit:

Thank you for your cooperation