A group who were turned away from the venue's bar have rejected allegations from its management that they were upsetting other customers and abusing the staff. Anne Ruzylo, who was wearing a t-shirt proclaiming her lesbian identity, said she was told by a member of the theatre's management that the group's t-shirts could be offensive to trans staff who were coming on shift.

But the theatre says the group were turned away after a series of disturbances which began with them refusing to put away placards with messages that upset other customers, and says "the clothing, gender or sexuality of the group was not a factor in the decision".