Following the latest government announcement that Surrey is moving into Tier 3, The Lightbox closed to the public on 18 December 2020, 5.00pm until further notice. This closure is in accordance with government guidelines for visitor attractions and will be for a minimum of two weeks.  

Director Marilyn Scott said: "Whilst we are disappointed to close The Lightbox so soon after the second lockdown was lifted, our primary concern remains the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. We hope to reopen in early January with our blockbuster exhibition Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion. Whilst we are unable to physically welcome people to the building, we will continue to share art and wellbeing activities online."

In our short time being reopen since the last lockdown, we have hugely appreciated the support we have received from everyone. It is our community that is helping to sustain us at this very difficult time. The Lightbox is a charity that depends on its income from admissions and memberships and we have been financially hard-hit by the Covid-19 crisis. If you are able to make a donation or consider signing up to membership we would be hugely grateful.

During the closure, we will be staying creative with Lightbox news and activities on our digital channels and we look forward to welcoming you back once the lockdown lifts. 

If you had a booking with us for the closure period we will be in touch with you via email.

Thank you again for your support.