Capital Theatres announces that Radio Forth Cash for Kids will fully fund their Schools Relaxed Performance of Sleeping Beauty, the much-anticipated panto that returns to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this Christmas.
The Schools Relaxed Performance of the show, that is for anyone who would benefit from a less formal performance environment, such as customers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability, has been part of Capital Theatres’ programme since 2012.
The auditorium and the production itself are adapted so that children and carers feel relaxed, free to make noise, move around, be themselves and enjoy the pantomime in a way that suits their needs. Capital Theatres staff volunteer their time to help at the event and everybody is able to welcome this extra special audience back this January.
Young people from Special Education Needs (SEN) schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians are invited every year to this bespoke event that allows children with additional needs to experience panto in what may be their only theatre experience. The schools relaxed performance is completely free to all those who attend with free transport provided to remove all financial barriers thanks to Radio Forth Cash for Kids.
CEO of Capital Theatres, Fiona Gibson said, “We are incredibly grateful to Radio Forth Cash for Kids for their generous support of what has become one of the highlights of the festive season for us at Capital Theatres. Access is at the heart of our organisational values and so ensuring that the joy of the King’s Panto is available to all to have fun on their own terms is crucial for us. Having been denied this joy last year due to the pandemic, we’re doubly excited to be welcoming 1000 children and their carers to fill the King’s with festive cheer and laughter.”