ALL PERFORMANCES at the Lights have been cancelled.

It comes after the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that nobody should go to theatres, restaurants, cafes or bars yesterday.

More than 1,500 people have tested positive for coronavirus, with 55 deaths.

At a select committee hearing on Tuesday, the government's chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, said that 1,000 cases per death is a reasonable ballpark estimate, meaning there could be as many as 55,000 cases in the country.

Following the government's announcement yesterday on their call for increased social distancing, The Lights decided to cancel all performances until April 10.

The theatre's cafe and studios will remain open, a statement said, with staff contacting ticketholders to inform them of the rescheduled dates.

The statement read: "We understand that these are very difficult times for everyone and the wellbeing of our customers, acts and staff will always be our priority.

"In view of yesterday’s advice from the government, we have taken the decision to postpone all shows at The Lights until at least 10 April.

"The café and studios will remain open for the time being but we will keep this under review.

"The team at the venue will contact all those who have booked to see a show between now and 10 April to inform them of rescheduled dates.

"If the new date is not convenient we will exchange to another show, issue gift vouchers or arrange a refund.

"We have many very loyal customers and we truly value everyone’s understanding and support during this incredibly challenging period for the theatre industry as a whole. The Box Office will be incredibly busy over the next few days contacting people, so do please bear with us.

"From the whole team at The Lights, please continue to look after one another."