16th April 2021
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DriveINSIDE Manchester: The World’s First Covid Compliant Theatre

DriveINSIDE Manchester: The World’s First Covid Compliant Theatre
By Michelle Sciarrotta

The World’s First DriveINSIDE COVID compliant Theatre has been setup in Manchester’s Trafford Centre. Providing a marquee to shelter from the infamous British weather, the venue can welcome 800 visitors by car and is host to an array of upcoming events, as well as being available for private hire.

How it works

DriveINSIDE visitors for events need to buy tickets on the ticketing platform, and that e-tickets will have your car space number. They suggest an arrival time 90 minutes pre performance (visitors are only permitted to arrive by car), and are greeted by ‘Drive Jockeys’ upon arrival. They will then guide you into pre parking lanes and any pre ordered goods will be passed to you whilst you are in these lanes. The ‘Drive Jockeys’ assist with parking to the dedicated parking space underneath the largest marquee in Europe.

Visitors can only leave the vehicle on the driver’s side but will have their own socially distanced isolated area to enjoy. As such, they suggest that any passengers with a mobility problem sit in the rear of their vehicle behind the driver. A contactless waiter to bonnet service is managed by APP, while toilets are controlled by a traffic light system to minimise crowding and queuing.

The venue is Covid compliant as it maintains two meter controlled social distancing, offers an isolated viewing area per vehicle that can contain up to four folding seats per area. As the theatre is Europe’s largest ‘megatent’, they recommend bringing warm clothing and blankets, as it is an unenclosed auditorium to maintain ventilation. Events are fully licensed with catering available.

What’s on

Events at The Trafford Centre new theatre kick off on 13th March, and consist of theatre, music, family friendly shows and competitions, covering a broad range of entertainment for all ages and interests.

‘Manchester’s Got Talent – THE SEMI’S’

Tickets for 13th May

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Bingo Bango’s “Night of Dreams” Talent Final

Tickets for Friday 14th May

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Abba Mia

Tickets for 31st May

IF THE FAMILY LOVES ABBA – THIS IS FOR YOU!

Miss Manchester

Tickets for Sunday 16th May

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Queen by Candlelight

Tickets  for  19th May

Tickets  for  20th May

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE   FAMILY FRIENDLY

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Tickets  for  23rd May

Tickets  for  29th May 

GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Fallen Angel

Tickets  for  1st June

A MUSICAL SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES

Theatreland

Tickets for 22nd May

GREAT SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Sleeping With Beauty

Tickets for 21st May

The Most Spectacular Show!

Tickets for 30th May

AMAZING FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Get On The Floor

Tickets for 17th May

REMARKABLE FAMILY SHOW

VIVA 4EVER

Tickets for 24th May

FRIENDLY FOR EVEN A VERY YOUNG FAMILY

Sticky Fingers

Tickets for 26th May

CONCERT

FAMILY FRIENDLY

LA VOIX- The UK’s Funniest Red Head

Tickets for 23rd May

GROWN UPS ONLY

Wine for the Soul

Tickets for 4th June

COMEDY & SONG

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Power Ballads

Tickets for Saturday 15th May

ONE GREAT MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

GREAT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Glory Days

Tickets for 30th May

GREAT MUSIC FOR EVEN THE YOUNGEST FAMILY

Box of Dreams

Tickets for 2nd June

A TRIBUTE TO 3 GENERATIONS

GREAT MUSIC FOR ALL THE FAMILY

The Pirates Of Penzance

Tickets for 3rd June

A FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE – IMMERSIVE OPERA

The Immersive Rocky Experience!

Tickets for 27th May

GROWN UPS ONLY

WhiteWitch – An Immersive Rock Musical

Tickets for 5th June

TWO PERFORMANCES

ROCK MUSICAL

FAMILY FRIENDLY WITH WIZARDRY AND MAGIC

TOTALLY TINA

Tickets for  6th June

A FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSICAL SHOW

Wonderland

Tickets for  15th May

A FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

Other options

Additionally, you can buy gift vouchers for DriveINSIDE COVID SAFE Theatres and send a gift card to friends and family or buy it now for your future use.

BUY NOW

Looking to host a COVID Compliant wedding for up to 800 guests?

FIND OUT MORE about hiring DriveINSIDE

Visit the website at https://driveinside.co.uk/ 

Also by Michelle Sciarrotta:

Accessibility At The Smith Center Series: Part One

James “Fitz” FitzSimmons Interview: The Boys In The Band On Netflix

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