For many, pantomime is the spark that lights a lifelong love of theatre. As a theatre rooted in the local community, we understand that not every child has the opportunity to go to a pantomime, so we’ve made it part of our mission to take pantomime to as many children as we can.
Every year our Intro to Panto roadshow visits schools throughout Wolverhampton and the Black Country, bringing the magic of live theatre to your school hall. To date we have performed to over 30,000 children. for many it’s their first experience of live theatre, but the memory lasts forever.
Our Intro To Panto roadshow is split into two halves, the first 30 minutes is an interactive workshop led by our three performers and the Grand Theatre’s resident Panto Dame, Ian Adams. We explore the history, jokes, routines and songs of pantomime – this is more suitable for years 4, 5 & 6.
There is then a 20 minute break followed by a 40 minute production of a popular Pantomime (we change the title every year), and which is suitable for the whole school.
The workshop and performance are fitted around a morning or afternoon break-time.
We’re committed to reaching as many children as possible, so have priced the Intro to Panto roadshow as competitively as possible. 2021 tour dates and prices are yet to be confirmed. As an indication of price, in 2020 each performance was priced at £250+VAT. Schools that booked two performances on the same day paid £400+VAT (Please note, Schools can claim VAT back).
Our performers are all DBS checked, and accompanied by a member of Grand Theatre staff at all performances. We also take care to ensure the roadshow complies with all applicable Covid-19 Safety measures.
Places do sell quickly due to the tour’s popularity, so we always advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to register your interest or have any questions please contact us using the customer feedback form.