Dear Rabbi Simon,
With reference to the 3 Weeks [period of national mourning in memory of the Destruction of the Temple and the Exile] approaching [starting on Thursday 6 July 2023] – are we able to go to the theatre before the 9 Days [up to and including the Fast of Av] begin?
Thank you for your question.
This is somewhat of a judgment call, but on balance I cannot recommend going to the theatre, which is a recreational, leisure, cultural and entertainment experience, during these Three Weeks of the year. Best to go up to and if need be, including Wednesday night.
[anticipating the Redemption] בצפייה לישועה
Rabbi Rashi Simon