Thu 26 Sep to Mon 20 Jan 2020
Monthly gatherings. See dates below.
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
£2 per person. Carer comes along free*
*Limited car parking can be booked in advance by calling Stage Door on 0131 662 1112
Our delightfully fun dementia friendly tea parties are all individually themed. See below for a full list of our themes.
Dementia friendly Tea Parties
Every month, we open up the Lafayette Bar at the Festival Theatre for a delightfully fun afternoon with tea, cake and live music. There is a different theme each time and entertainment by professional musicians to local community dance schools. It’s a great chance for people to relax and enjoy their time together and whilst a sing along isn’t compulsory it’s certainly invited! Our warm and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you.
Tea Party themes
Wednesday 26 September: It’s BBC Music Day 2019 – ‘The Power of Music for health and wellbeing’. Kick start their initiative to help bring music to everyone living with Dementia by 2020. Come along to sing and dance the afternoon away with the wonderful dementia inclusive Forget Me Notes Choir and accompanying ballroom dancers.
Monday 18 November: Step back in time with Edinburgh based Lord Holyrude, gramophone DJ. Playing vintage classics on genuine wind up machines for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Monday 16 December: ‘Carols around the Tree’ - Join us for a festive afternoon with Capital Theatre’s House Band and a varied mix of Christmas classics to sing along too.
Monday 20 January: New Year…same fantastic tea parties! Newbattle High School Big Band plays a range of well-known music from across the decades: from Elvis to Louis Armstrong to the Musicals, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
That was a 10/10 tea party. A model for other dementia friendly events of how to do it right!Carer from North Edinburgh Dementia Care
It was very emotional to see my mum genuinely enjoying herselfTea Party participant
Everyone had an absolute ball. Lots of thought and effort on your part – and they loved itHead Teacher, Newbattle High School
Music excellent and a good variety and value – everyone looks forward to itMaxine Regan, Tesco Community Champion
Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help.