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Eat Out to Help Out at Theatre Royal Winchester

Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar is just one of over 70 restaurants and cafes across Winchester that has signed up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme during the month of August.

Customers will be able to enjoy 50% off all food and soft drinks that are ‘eaten in’ on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August.

The theatre’s Cafe Bar serves a selection of toasties, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes, pastries, hot and cold drinks.

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The Cafe Bar reopened earlier this month and has followed guidance from the UK Government by putting in place measures to ensure that the Cafe Bar is COVID-secure. These include a one-way system throughout the building, with customers entering the building via their Jewry Street entrance, there are hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and exit and customers are asked to pay via contactless cards. The number of tables and chairs within the building has been reduced to aid social distancing and the external doors remain open at all times to allow good air circulation. Customers eating in will be asked to leave their contact details for track and trace purposes and the charity has also implemented an increased cleaning schedule. The cafe is also registered with the new COVID-19 industry standard ‘We’re Good to Go’.

The Cafe Bar has also been extended outside on to Tower Street, with their Hat Fair inspired garden, allowing customers to sit outside and enjoy the fine weather.

All profits from the Cafe Bar will go towards Play to the Crowd’s Survival Fundraising Appeal. The charity needs to raise £225,000 in order to survive the impact of Coronavirus. To make a donation visit or call Theatre Royal Winchester’s Box Office on 01962 840 440. For further information contact Becca Moore, Fundraising Manager on

The theatre’s Cafe Bar will be open Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm. The Cafe Bar is dog friendly and has plenty of space for push chairs/ buggies. Visit their website to find out more.

For a full list of Winchester businesses taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme take a look at the national website here.

Updated: 31 July 2020