Sheffield Theatres’ Damian’s Pop-Up Panto! production is to stream online this Christmas.
It follows the venue being forced to close over the festive period due to Tier 3 restrictions.
As a result, Damian’s Pop-Up Panto! will be available ‘On Demand’ through the its website from next week, priced from £15.
Dan Bates, Chief Executive commented: “As the saying goes, the show must go on! I’m delighted to say that we have filmed Damian’s Pop-Up Panto! and we’ll be sharing the show online from next week, so although we can’t welcome audiences to the building, we’ll still be offering some fun this festive season.
“The panto will be available to watch from only £15 by booking through our Box Office. We hope that this will help allay the disappointment of the thousands of customers who were due to come and see the show over the coming weeks.
“In addition, we can today announce that we’ll be sharing the pantomime with our own Sheffield Children’s hospital and nationally through the Starlight Children’s Foundation to reach children across the UK who are staying in hospital over Christmas.
“And finally, we’re partnering with Learn Sheffield to offer the children and young people of the city region pantomime beamed into their classroom from 4 to 8 January.
“We are devastated that we can’t share the show with audiences in the Crucible, it would have been wonderful to welcome people back through our doors. However, we are thankful that we can share our panto online and I want to thank the whole company and the team at Sheffield Theatres for their hard work and determination in making this happen.
“I hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to 2021 and welcoming everyone back for a host of fantastic shows.”