Eden Court Theatre is to remain closed until at least the start of August – with all live performances in the meantime cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
The Inverness venue is reviewing its Under Canvas festival, where comedy, music and plays are staged in a big tent outside the building during the summer and the award-nominated Fèis Rois pop-up music festival.
But they will not take place until at least late August, if they are viable.
Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland, housing two theatres, two cinemas, two dance studios and conference and meeting spaces.
It presents around 450 live performances and 2,000 film screenings every year as well as almost 60 classes a week, which all attract a combined annual audience of more than 300,000.
Chief executive, James Mackenzie-Blackman, said the impact of the lockdown has been profound and is the biggest threat to the theatre’s existence in its 44-year history.
He said: “We know that Eden Court is a vital community hub and that remaining closed is difficult for many, not least our staff.
“We are committed to maintaining our relationships with all our audiences, participants and building-users during this time through digital experiences, newsletters and other means.
“We are grateful for the continuing support of The Highland Council, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, with whom we are working in close partnership to do all we can to protect our workforce and our assets to ensure the continuing financial viability of our business.