Panto Presents at the Sick Kids Hospital

Gillian Goupillot, Imogen Reiter, Kiah Smith (6) and Hannah Bradley.jpg
Gillian, Imogen, Kiah and Hannah at Sick Kids Hospital


Capital Theatres is delighted to be in its fifth year working with the Arts Programme at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children to deliver 'Panto Presents', a project bringing the magic of pantomime to children and families in the hospital over the festive period.

For the next two weeks, staff from the Learning & Participation team at Capital Theatres, who run the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh, will be visiting the Sick Kids hospital to deliver workshops, perform mini pantomimes and give out tickets to see this year’s show, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The project - part of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s (ECHC) Arts Programme - launches this week with the delivery of the Panto Presents’ play packs, jam-packed with panto related props and activities for each ward to play with and explore the story of Goldilocks in special play workshops. Storytelling sessions, special performances and an exhibition of artwork will take the show to the hospital, and children and families that are able to leave the hospital for the day will be invited to see a performance of the panto at the King’s.

Catrin Sheridan, Learning & Participation Coordinator at Capital Theatres said: “We are delighted to be in our fifth year of this unique partnership which strengthens our relationships with Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and NHS Scotland and helps to bring a bit of joy and festive fun to the children and families in hospital at Christmas time.”

Fiona O’Sullivan, Arts Programme Manager at ECHC, said: “Christmas is a very special time of year and we work hard to ensure that no child in hospital misses out on the wonder and joy of the festive season.

“The visits from Panto Presents always bring lots of Christmas cheer to children, young people and their families and we can’t thank them enough for bringing the magic of the pantomime to the hospital.

“It’s fantastic when organisations like Capital Theatres get involved with our vital arts programme as it is projects like this one that enable us to continue to transform the lives of children and young people in hospital.”



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