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Portobello Pantomime 2019

Funded on Spacehive 8 December 2019

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Portobello Pantomime 2019

Portobello Pantomime 2019

Portobello Pantomime By Portobello Pantomime

The Portobello Panto 2019, A Christmas Carol will be as big, bold, bright and bountiful as the many years before, since its origin in 1991. Its charitable and artistic success depends on donations.

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Dec 2019!

The production will once more be made possible through the hard work and dedication of dozens of volunteers, each as important as the last. From costume to lighting to acting to singing, everybody works for free to make the Panto possible – all for the joy of the performance and to raise money for our community. Last year, Snow White and the Seven Runaways raised a record breaking £11,697 for our three local charities and causes. Through ticket sales and donations, we raised £8,697 for Shepherds Bush Families Project, £1,500 for GLUE Tabernacle W11 and £1,500 for All Stars Boxing Gym. (Which survived and still thrives in the area!) This year our third local charity will be The Henry Dickens community centre, which is a small community centre that focuses primarily in providing support for Grenfell Tower survivors and people in the area affected by the tragedy, be it art therapy or community bingo. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Oh yes it does!

What we'll deliver:

  • Costumes and props for A Christmas Carol, for adults and children
  • An informative and worthwhile program
  • Technical equipment
  • Musical equipment
  • Make up for the characters
  • Lunch/ dinner for the whole team (up to 60 people) during the show
  • Set equipment to transform the space

Why it's a great idea:

The Pantomime has been the heart of Christmas for everyone in the local area. It connects and inspires people from all walks of life. It has also started many careers of people who wouldn't originally get into the arts. To this day it is a production that brings all parts of the community together to sing, laugh and dance at Christmas. Nearly all of the kids in the show go to school within a one-mile radius of the Tabernacle. For us, it remains an everlasting connection to this wonderful part of west London. There is a very strong environmental protection message running throughout the show, to encourage and inspire those in it and watching to save our planet! The Tabernacle W11 is an institution with a similar raison d’être to the Panto. It was founded to safeguard and celebrate Notting Hill’s vibrancy and to have fun while doing it. Ours is a special corner of this city and we like to think the Panto is a part of that.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the essentials of the set
  • Buying the things which really make it magic

Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space

The Tabernacle is a Grade II-listed building in Powis Square, Notting Hill, west London, England, built in 1887 as a church. It is the heart of highly celebrated steel pan band, Man Grove.


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £5,209

Set build and props - £3,000 (58%)
Costumes - £1,000 (19%)
Feeding the team at their weekly rehearsals - £400 (8%)
Programmes and posters for the local community and local businesses - £300 (6%)
Haze machines and lighting hire - £200 (4%)
Other - £309 (6%)

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.

Set build and props
Feeding the team at their weekly rehearsals
Programmes and posters for the local community and local businesses
Haze machines and lighting hire
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

Total £5,209

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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