Some of Nottingham’s most vulnerable children have been given an early Christmas present thanks to the city’s major theatres.

Nottingham Playhouse and the Nottingham Theatre Royal are both supporting young children in care by giving them completely free tickets to their Pantomimes this year – Sleeping Beauty and Snow White respectively. Younger children will also have the chance to see Wigglegiggle at the Playhouse.

The children will get to see the magic of panto and learn why so many love to see the dazzling costumes, stunning sets, mischievous fun and thrilling musical numbers that excite the whole family.

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “Giving these children the chance to experience something fun and exciting at this time of year will be an invaluable experience for them. Thanks to these theatre companies, children in care will be able to experience the fun of live theatre.

“Some of these children may have never been to the theatre and these businesses are making Christmas a little brighter for some of our children in care. Christmas is about giving and the fact these major City theatres have offered to give something back to their local community is testament to themselves and to the city as a whole.”

The tickets have been given to hundreds of children for Sleeping Beauty at the Playhouse and Snow White at the Theatre Royal.

Tickets have also been given to the littlest ones to see Wigglegiggle’, performed by the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Re:Play Theatre. It’s aimed at 3 to 5 year olds and will make them laugh at words and rhythms and nifty noises designed to engage children’s imaginations.