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Panto Pay-it-Forward Appeal

Our new appeal to help raise funds so that those most in need in our community can enjoy a live performance of our 2022 pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk.

Our annual pantomime is a central part of our organisation and is a Christmas institution in Newbury, attended by around 20,000 people each year (pre-COVID).

This year we have launched a Panto Pay It Forwards appeal to raise funds to provide an opportunity for those most in need in our community to enjoy a live performance of our 2022 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

We believe passionately that cost should not be a barrier to experiencing the magic of panto and we want to fund 650 school tickets and 100 adult tickets for those in our community who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Can you help spread the magic of panto?

We are asking our audiences and supporters to donate what they can - £11 will buy a school ticket and £25 an adult ticket - every pound and penny donated to the appeal will help! Donations can be made at or you will have the option to donate to this appeal when you book your pantomime tickets online, in person and over the phone.

Thank you guys so much for being so accommodating for our school performances, the children were made up, after a long and frustratingly restrictive term. They also really enjoyed the way you personalised it for them! The Winchcombe School, Newbury

We will work with local partners including schools, social prescribers and third sector organisations to identify those most in need within our community to be recipients of the pay it forwards tickets.

Our Panto Pay it Forwards appeal will provide a joyful, cultural experience for these young people and adults, as well as supporting our community, our artists and practitioners, and our organisation as a whole.