National Theatre of Namibia Temporarily Suspends Activities Amid Coronavirus

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) announced the temporary suspension of all its activities at the theatre and closure for the public until the 20 April, in compliance with the announcement made by President Hage Geingob on Saturday, 14 March to cancel all public gatherings.

In a statement issued on Monday 16 March, the theatre’s Public Relations Officer, Desiree Mentor said the decision has been compelled by the need to lessen the risk of infection.

“The health and well-being of all our stakeholders and theatre patrons are of utmost importance and takes precedence,” Mentor said in the statement.

In the same vein, NTN’s premier theatre production of Boet & Sus created and directed by Lize Ehlers which was currently in rehearsal and set to premiere on 23 April has now been postponed to run from 28 to 30 May.

Mentor said the theatre will constantly assess the situation around coronavirus as they get advice and guidance from the government and adhere to contingency plans by responding to developing trends.