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Attending Events Whilst Covid Infections remain High

Although we are excited to be reopening at long last, we are also aware that some risks remain from the Covid situation, especially while the number of infections remains high and is likely to increase over the coming months.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the Crypt is as safe as possible for our customers, artists, and staff during this time and have carried out detailed risk assessments to formulate measures that will make our venue as safe as we can.

We cannot escape the facts that The Crypt is an underground space, that it doesn’t have a highly efficient ventilation system, and that social distancing isn’t really possible in our unique setting. To achieve the best possible level of safety we think that the following measures are reasonable and will allow the Crypt experience we all love to return to as near as is possible to how it was before Covid.

Therefore, while the number of COVID infections are increasing we are reducing our audience size and putting the following measures in place:

- Pre-booked tickets only - we won’t be selling tickets on the door.

- We may require you to wear masks whilst in the venue.

- We’re going cash free and will only be accepting card payments at the bar and kitchen.

All customers must be able to prove that they have had either:

* 2 x COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days before attending,

* OR a recent negative lateral flow test - at most 48 hours before coming.

Evidence you can use of double vaccination is via the NHS or other health app that records your vaccination status on a smartphone - or bring your completed vaccination card. To prove a negative test, you can use the text message or email confirmation you receive after registering your test result. Alternatively, you can get an NHS Covid Pass - an official letter confirming your status from HERE (click)

If you can’t provide one of these on arrival, you will not be allowed in. We cannot give a refund on tickets for those refused entry.

Please plan ahead for your visit. Lateral flow tests are easy to do at home and give a result within 30 minutes. Tests can be collected free from most pharmacies or ordered online HERE (click)

If you have any questions we are here to help.


Re-opening night

After our long hiatus - due to the pandemic - we are back and our reopening weekend is going to be one to remember.

We begin our new programme on the 23rd with a Crypt favourite - Jamie Murray's Beat Replacement.

With a solid groove style yet an open minded approach to free experimentation, Jamie and his all star band bring a heavy amount of fire and intensity to each performance. The perfect band to kick things off at The Crypt again.

Features David Preston - guitar

Tomasz Bura - keys

Seth Tackaberry - bass

and Jamie Murray - drums.

Beat Replacement have quickly earned respect as one of the UK's most exciting new bands with their forward-thinking approach & exhilarating live show.

IMPORTANT - special Covid measures are in place temporarily - please read the "Attending events . . ." info at the top of this page before booking tickets.


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AlinaHipHarp featuring Jay Phelps

Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, featuring the innovative trumpeter Jay Phelps, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass) & Adam Teixeira (drums/percussion).

Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Pharoah Sanders’ free form jazz experimentation. Bzhezhniska’s new album HipHarpCollective will be released in Autumn 2021.

IMPORTANT - special Covid measures are in place temporarily - please read the "Attending events . . ." info at the top of this page before booking tickets.


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