(Brussels, 11 February 2021)
Following the initiative launched in May 2020, today Pearle* publishes a new edition of the Map of Europe presenting the updates on the re-opening of venues for live cultural events.
Based on the information provided by Pearle* members, the map shows the different situations from country to country, with some countries allowing performances for a smaller audience, others allowing rehearsals, whilst in many countries live performances stay closed until further notice.
Over the past year, the live performance sector has proven its capacity to manage the risks for rehearsals and performances. It has also fully proven its expertise on how to manage audiences. In the meantime, various scientific studies provide evidence of the fact that it is absolutely possible to reopen venues and hold open air events in safe conditions for workers and audience. It’s time for governments to give the sector an outlook. Live events matter to people. Providing citizens with a perspective of when they will be able to see a live concert or performance again is an important sign of hope to society.
The 2021 map can be accessed here.
The map will be continuously updated according to information received.
The map with the evolution during 2020 can be accessed here.