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Support our annual, affordable panto!

Funded on Spacehive 2 December 2016

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Support our annual, affordable panto!

Middle Child Theatre By Middle Child Theatre

Our alternative pantomime is a homegrown affair, with ticket prices kept low so families across Hull can celebrate Christmas. We need your help to keep the tradition alive for those most in need.

Hull Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Dec 2016!

Middle Child is a not for profit theatre company, committed to making performances that reflects & promotes the lives of Hull's residents. Our annual pantomime is held at Fruit on Humber Street. The aim is to produce an affordable and alternative show for families in Hull to enjoy each year. Produced since 2012, we have always held local storylines, characters and references at the heart of the production. Tickets are affordable for families living in Hull and a fraction of the cost of other annual pantomimes that run at well-known theatres within the city. In 2016, we will be working with nationally-acclaimed playwright Tom Wells - a Hull local himself - on a production of 'Dick Whittington'. The show will star a cast of seven local performers, with the local production company all based in the City. With 26 shows scheduled between the 17th & 29th December, we are expecting to welcome over 3000 Hull family & friends through the pantomime doors in 2016.

What we'll deliver:

  • 200 tickets to be given away to community groups in Hull most in need
  • pay for the making & purchase of props & costume needed
  • subsidise general admission ticket prices

Why it's a great idea:

We want more families in Hull to have the opportunity to attend the theatre; watching theatre can often be a defining moment that stays with you for the rest of your life. Our pantomime is a cost-effective alternative for any family wanting to take their child to see their first professional pantomime production. For the past 3 years, we have also given free tickets away to the William Booth House - an organisation providing services to the homeless throughout Hull. The offer has consistently been met with joy, at a time of year when many are most in need. We would love to extend this offer in 2016 (if interested please email Rewards - Individual: £10 - shout out on social media £50 - above plus signed copy of the poster £150 - above plus 5 tickets to any performance Rewards - Businesses: £250 - logo on the website & social media £500 - above plus logo in the programme £1000 - above plus 5 tickets and a shout at at all 26 shows!

Steps to get it done:

  • 28th November - design for 2016 pantomime finalised
  • 5th December - all Hull charities contacted about free tickets
  • 12th December - all props/costumes/set built, made and bought
  • 12th December - all technical equipment hired & purchased
  • 15th December - all free tickets allocated
  • 17th - 29th December - public shows performed (26)

Location Hull

About the space

Fruit Space - a unique ex-warehouse cultural space on Humber Street in Hull. We feature live music gigs, belly tickling comedy, cutting edge theatre productions, local produce and vintage markets, exciting popcorn crunching cinema screenings, underground club nights, diverse festivals and much more.


Hull City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,852

Free Ticket contribution - £2,000 (41%)
Set/Props/Costume - £1,500 (31%)
Technical Equipment Hire - £1,000 (21%)
Other - £352 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Free Ticket contribution
Technical Equipment Hire
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £4,852

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