The Show WILL Go On - Jack and the Beanstalk at Tivoli Theatre WILL go ahead!

We're excited to announce at Family Fest HQ that 'Jack and the Beanstalk' Christmas Pantomime at Tivoli Theatre will go ahead making it the only local Christmas pantomime for 2020 - oh yes it is!

The full press release for the show can be found below including where to buy tickets but be quick as ticket sales are going fast due to limited numbers allowed in the auditorium.

Official Press Release

Made to Measure Productions and The Tivoli Theatre are delighted to confirm that this year’s Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk WILL be going ahead!

With many theatres and other performance venues around the country facing prolonged closure due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wimborne’s Jack and the Beanstalk will be one of only a handful of pantomimes taking to the stage this Christmas, bringing top class family entertainment to Dorset audiences, just when they need it most!

To ensure government guidelines are adhered to, the audience will watch the show from socially-distanced seats, allowing family groups to sit together whilst maintaining a safe distance from other audience members, and additional safety measures (such as temperature checking and hand sanitiser stations) will be implemented throughout the venue.

The show will be slightly shorter than usual, at just over an hour (with no interval), but the fun starts before the curtain even goes up as our hilarious cast get you up and dancing (socially distanced, of course!) in our pre-show warm up – there’s even a

panto quiz to have a go at!

Gemma Davis, Director of the show said: “In a period of much uncertainty for theatrical and arts organisations around the world, it’s wonderful to know that creative innovation and collaboration have allowed us to bring our fantastic production of Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage this Christmas in Wimborne! Many theatres around the country are in an impossible position due to the pandemic, and in order to survive we have to think outside-the-box to offer the general public the entertainment that they have been craving – you can’t

get this on Netflix!”

Charlie North Lewis, The Manager of The Tivoli said: “We are very happy and pleased to be bringing a Pantomime to you this year especially as it is such a hard time for live theatre. Thank you to Made to Measure for helping us to make this happen and to keep our theatre open during this difficult time! We will try to help to make your Christmas as good as always despite the difficulties that we are all facing.”

We’re also looking forward to our increasingly popular ‘Grown-Ups Only’ nights, which return for a third year on 29th & 30th December and 2nd & 4th January. These usually sell out, and with social distancing, in place, there are very limited seats available so get in there quickly!

PLUS! For the first time in the Tivoli Theatre’s history, we will be offering a RELAXED PERFORMANCE on 22nd December at 10:30am. This one-off performance will be specially adapted to accommodate people on the autism spectrum, as well as those with communication difficulties, learning disabilities, or anybody who would appreciate a slightly calmer theatre experience (including very young children!). Slight changes will be made to the show itself; any loud noises or strobe lighting will be omitted, the auditorium lights will be left on and audience members will be free to leave the theatre whenever they feel the need for some time out.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK hits the Tivoli stage on Friday 18th December and runs throughout the festive period until Monday 4th January, with over 30 performances to choose from.

Due to social distancing measures, we only have the capacity to entertain around half of our usual Tivoli Panto audience, so get your tickets quickly as the shows are almost guaranteed to sell out!

18th December 2020 until 4th January 2021
Tickets are available online at