This afternoon Helen Munro, chief executive of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust, the charity that owns the civic hall, told the Herald: “As part of the civic hall’s multi-million pound refurbishment work is being carried out on the roof.

“Unfortunately the inclement weather has caused the existing roof to leak. A new roof is currently being put in, but it was necessary to move tonight's Orchestra of the Swan performance for the safety and comfort of the audience.

“The concert will go ahead at the Courtyard Theatre and we have worked with the Orchestra of the Swan to contact ticket-holders. Staff will be at both venues to help customers tonight.”

Tonight’s concert will consist of Haydn’s Symphony No 83 (La Poule) in G minor, Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp, and Schubert’s Symphony No 5 in B flat major. The orchestra will be conducted by its artistic director David Curtis and the soloists will be Diane Clark (flute) and Helen Sharp (harp). It starts at 7.30pm.