A theatre has announced that 100 jobs are at risk as a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The income of the Theatre Royal Plymouth in Devon has reduced by 91% since lockdown forced the theatre to close and refund customers.
Redundancy talks began on Monday and could affect almost a third of staff.
This “very painful but unavoidable conclusion” was made to try to protect the future of the theatre, chief executive Adrian Vinken said.
“We have done everything we could to protect the jobs and incomes of our loyal workforce for as long as possible” he added.
“If we are going to be solvent and keep the organisation viable for the future then we have got to do something quite drastic,” he added.
Theatre Royal Plymouth is a registered charity.