The coronavirus lockdown has been devastating for the performing arts. With no reopening on the horizon for theatres, there is a real possibility many venues will be forced to shut permanently, to the enormous detriment of every aspect of the industry. Scene/Change, a community of theatre designers that has emerged in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, decided to call attention to the plight of the arts in the UK by taping up performance venues across the country. I went to the Phoenix and Ambassadors Theatres to photograph designers installing the bespoke barrier tape. #MissingLiveTheatre
Designer Grace Smart applying the finishing touches outside the Phoenix Theatre.
Ben Stones outside the Ambassadors Theatre in London.