COVID-19 Safety Measures

Due to the uncertainty of when we are able to safely open our doors we have taken the extremely difficult decision to cancel all remaining shows in the Winter Night Garden and Snow Kingdom.

We can confirm that Backyard Cinema will be temporarily closed from now until our summer themes arrive in April.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs here.

As a small business we appreciate your patience and support during this time.

We look forward to seeing you back at BYC soon!

COVID-19 Update 31.12.20

As Tier 4 is extended in London, to help keep you safe, we will be keeping our doors closed until Thursday 14 January.

We hope by then we will have more information from the Government on re-opening. We will be in touch with all customers with affected bookings. Please sit tight and wait for our email, we will be working as quickly as possible to tend to all customers affected during our temporary closure.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs here.

As a small business we appreciate your patience and support during this time.

COVID-19 Update 15.12.20

As we go into Tier 3, to help keep you safe, we will be closing our doors from Wednesday 16th December until 4th January.

Performances on Tuesday 15th December will continue as planned and our venue will close after. All bookings from 4th January will go ahead as intended unless the Government guidance changes. We will be in touch with all customers with affected bookings.

If you would like more information, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs here.

As a small business we appreciate your patience and support during this time.

We look forward to seeing you in front of the silver screen soon!

COVID-19 Update 03.12.20

Great news! We will be re-opening our doors this Thursday 3 December, in line with the new government guidelines.

All performances in the Winter Night Garden and Snow Kingdom from the 3 December onwards will be taking place.

Please note Tier 2 restrictions do currently apply.

If you would like more information on how your visit to Backyard Cinema will be affected by the latest restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs here.

We’re so excited to have you back in the cinema and look forward to seeing you soon.

Update 02.11.20

To help keep you safe, we will be closing our doors from 5 Nov - 2 Dec in line with new national guidance.

All performances in both the Snow Kingdom and the Winter Night Garden will be rescheduled. If you have tickets booked for this period, we will be in contact with you soon. Please bear with us as we are a small team, and we need your support now more than ever.

If you would like more information regarding tickets and lockdown procedures, please visit out blog - here.

We can’t wait to see you at the cinema again soon.

Update 15.10.20

Following the latest government restrictions, we can confirm that all Backyard Cinema screenings will go ahead as planned, as cinemas are not affected by the new Tier 2 restrictions. Our bar and street food yard will also remain open.

In keeping with the new guidance, please note you can only attend with members of your own household.

What we have done to keep you safe

We have been working closely with specialists and following government guidelines to get Capital Studios to an excellent standard of safety for you. Here is a list of what we are doing as a business to stay safe during these times.

Staff training and PPE

Staff training and PPE

All staff have received refreshed and up to date training, including that for COVID-19, and have been equipped with the necessary PPE; they're prepared and ready to answer any questions you might have, and are committed to ensuring your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Reduced capacity

Reduced capacity & social distanced seating throughout the venue

To allow for maximum social distancing, we've reduced the venue's capacity and have implemented a distanced seating plan in the cinema; we'll be seating groups in pods of 2 or 3 with at least 1m between each.

Online bookings only

Online bookings only

All of our bookings are accepted online, making sure we're in control of the venue's capacity at all times and that we're able to get in contact with you following your visit if we need to.

Temperature checks

Temperature checks

Our friendly front of house team will be checking temperatures on arrival, ensuring you can relax amongst others once inside the building and safely enjoy your visit.

Sanitising stations

Sanitising stations

We have introduced sanitising stations throughout the venue for your use; please use these as often as you see them, and practice regular hand washing during your visit.

Increased cleaning

Increased cleaning

You might notice the presence of our cleaning team throughout the venue, they'll be making sure the space is spotless and will be regularly cleaning high-touch point areas. This includes all our traders, kitchens, food preparation and service areas.

One way systems

One way systems

We have implemented a one way system throughout the venue, which is clearly signposted by floor markings; our team will also be present to remind & help you with this during your visit.

Ventilation procedures

Ventilation procedures

We'll regularly ventilate the venue during opening hours, and screening rooms between shows, ensuring there is a supply of fresh air to all spaces.

Contactless payments only

Contactless payments only

We'll only be accepting contactless payments for food and drinks throughout the venue, in order to minimise human interaction and possible contact.

Covid Information

And finally, if you're showing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with someone that is, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE VENUE - contact our customer services team by telephone or email to rearrange your show. And if you feel unwell at any point during your visit to the venue, please alert a member of staff immediately who will be able to help.


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