Epic activities with small people

We’re developing a new series of creative workshops for children aged 2-5 and their adults, kicking off in January 2019. If you’d like to join us for a creative hullabaloo, or to receive more details once available, please email Cat Sheridan catrin.sheridan@capitaltheatres.com

Family fun

We’re working with partners, including Scottish Faith Action for Refugees, to organise an afternoon of family fun at the Festival Theatre in November. We’re excited about welcoming people from around the world. If you belong to or work with a group who might like to join in, please contact Hannah Griffiths, hannah.griffiths@capitaltheatres.com

Care-experienced children and young people

For many years, Capital Theatres has worked in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, giving 500 panto tickets a year to care-experienced children, young people and the adults in their lives. From 2018, we’re developing this partnership to support care-experienced children and young people to enjoy the arts, as audience members and young artists. Watch this space!

If you’d like to contact us about our plans for working with care-experienced children and young people, contact Hannah Griffiths, hannah.griffiths@capitaltheatres.com

Relaxed & Inclusive

Capital Theatres staged Scotland’s first ever relaxed performance with The Snowman at the Festival Theatre in December 2012. Since then, the programme has gone from strength to strength, with a range of relaxed and inclusive performances for people who’d prefer a different theatre-going experience, plus their friends and families.

At a relaxed performance, you can expect adjustments to the show itself, such as reduced sound levels and lighting in the auditorium throughout the performance. Want to make some noise or move about during the show? No problem! We have extra staff on hand to take care of our audience and a quiet area for people who want to take time out.

In parallel with our annual relaxed pantomime for schools, we work with schools in the run-up to the show to ensure that children with the most complex additional needs have the best possible theatre experience. This includes wide-ranging sensory storytelling activities, to help children get to grips with the characters and plot. We cover the cost of transport for all Edinburgh special schools to visit our panto each January. Our partnership with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children takes the magic of panto every year to children who are not able to visit the King’s Theatre.

Find out about forthcoming relaxed and inclusive performances by visiting “What’s on” and selecting the “Relaxed performances” filter.

If you have any questions or comments about our relaxed & inclusive work, please contact Cat Sheridan, catrin.sheridan@capitaltheatres.com

Discover the Magic of Theatre

We offer a range of activities specially designed for children and their grown-ups, from workshops, activities and shows.