Eastbourne Theatres today confirms the cancellation of the shows Aida 15 March and Carmen 16 March, and Ballets Swan Lake 7 October, Sleeping Beauty 8 October and Nutcracker 9 October from Amande Concerts.

All ticket holders are being contacted and will have their tickets refunded, there is no need for customers to contact the box office.

Official Statement from Eastbourne Borough Council Regarding the Cancellation of Aida and Carmen at Congress Theatre, Eastbourne 15 & 16 March & Ballets Swan Lake 7 October, Sleeping Beauty 8 October & Nutcracker 9 October

“Last week the Congress Theatre management discussed the visit of the Russian State Opera and Russian State Ballet to Eastbourne.

It was agreed that staging the productions was out of the question. The Russian invasion has shocked and appalled us all and we must do what we can to show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

All those who have seats booked will receive a full refund and do not need to contact the box office.”