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Dementia Friendly Tea Party

Mon 18 Nov to Mon 20 Jan 2020

Monthly gatherings. See dates below.

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

£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

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 herself

Tea Party participant

Everyone had an absolute ball. Lots of thought and effort on your part – and they loved it

Head Teacher, Newbattle High School

Music excellent and a good variety and value – everyone looks forward to it

Maxine 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. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre

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