Bectu response to the Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapse

7 November 2019

Several audience members were injured during last night’s performance of Death of a Salesman, as part of the Piccadilly Theatre’s ceiling collapsed.

Piccadilly Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre where the ceiling collapsed during a performance of Death of a Salesman.

Assistant National Secretary Helen Ryan responded on behalf of Bectu:

“Bectu are relieved that no one was seriously hurt and praise the professionalism of staff and our members in how this incident was dealt with and the building safely evacuated.

“We welcome Ambassadors Theatre Group’s (ATG) offer of support to workers at this time and the agreement to continue to pay them while alternative work locations are sought.

“We are however planning to work with our sister unions to arrange a joint meeting with ATG to ensure theatre safety is paramount for workers and audiences. Well maintained theatres are extremely important in attracting visitors to London and to the UK economy.”