News: Cambridge Panto audiences raise over £14,000 for various charities


Cambridge Arts Theatre are thrilled to announce that audiences for 2021’s magical family pantomime, Aladdin, raised over £14,000 for several selected charitable causes through bucket collections.

The charities that benefitted from the audiences’ generosity are: Royal Papworth Hospital, Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridge Joint Playschemes, Addenbrookes Hospital Paediatric Music Therapy, The Avelon Centre, and the Theatre’s in-house charity scheme Panto Wheels, which enables students
from disadvantaged areas and those with special educational needs to experience a trip to the pantomime.

Kat Collins, Head of Sales and Marketing at Cambridge Arts Theatre: “Everyone at the Theatre would like to pass on our sincere gratitude to all who donated their hard-earned money when visiting the Theatre over Christmas. Thanks to their generosity we have supported six fantastic charities, all close to our hearts. Bucket collections are a vital part of each year’s pantomime, and we look forward to being able to support further charities in the future.”

Money raised by the Theatre’s in-house charity scheme Panto Wheels enabled over 2,000 school children to come and see Aladdin, subsidising both travel expenditure and ticket cost. This year, despite the ongoing COVID pandemic and associated challenges faced by both the Arts Theatre and school groups, a total of 26 schools from Cambridgeshire attended the pantomime.


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