The Atkinson have confirmed that the theatre, art gallery and cultural venue is preparing to reopen ‘very soon’.

A statement on The Atkinson website said: “We are currently waiting for all the necessary safety clearances to be passed in line with government guidance.

“Please be assured that we are working hard to make our building as safe as possible, ready to welcome visitors.

As soon as we have any further information, we will share it on our website and social media platforms.”

The Atkinson will run a LEGO exhibition until September, with a different theme each week showing ancient, modern & natural wonders made from LEGO bricks.