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Relaxed performance of Beauty and the Beast


A RELAXED performance of Christmas panto Beauty and the Beast, starring X Factor’s Stevi Ritchie, is taking place on Monday 18 December 6.30pm at Thameside Theatre.

Everyone is welcome but relaxed performances are specifically designed for those who will benefit from a more relaxed theatre experience.

There will be a relaxed attitude to noise, lights and movement during the show, making this suitable for families, children and people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. It may also benefit those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Thameside Theatre’s foyer will be set up as a chill out area so if anyone in the audience feels the need to leave the theatre during the performance they can do so safely at any time.

Other facilities available at the theatre include an infrared hearing system and wheelchair spaces.

Cllr James Halden, cabinet member responsible for Thameside Theatre, said: “This year’s panto is set to be a fantastic event for the whole family. We committed to make sure those who would benefit from a more relaxed performance can still enjoy a panto performance.

“Please get in touch with the team at the theatre if you would like more information, or to arrange a visit to familiarise yourself with the building.”

For tickets and enquiries about this performance, call 01375 413 981, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Tickets for other performances can be found at


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