De Montfort Hall’s Cinderella smashes panto box office record and raises over £7500 for Leicester charity

    De Montfort Hall staff are celebrating after Cinderella became the Hall’s highest grossing pantomime thanks to continued support from city audiences. 

    The show, which received great local acclaim, is jointly produced by De Montfort Hall and Coventry based Imagine Theatre. This year saw dancing duo, AJ and Curtis Pritchard take to the stage, alongside CBeebies presenter, Evie Pickerill. 

    Over 30,000 people came to see the show, with gross ticket sales showing an increase of 20% on 2019 pre-covid levels.

    Venue Director, Antony Flint, said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our most successful pantomime season yet. It was a great show with a great cast, and it’s been wonderful to see our auditorium full of both regular customers and new families. We hope they’ll continue to make our pantomime a yearly family tradition!”

    As well as being the highest earning, Cinderella has also seen the highest amount raised for the shows partner charity, The Bridge, Homelessness to Hope, with generous panto-goers donating £7600 to the charity. 

    David Fawcett, Executive Operations Manager at The Bridge, said he was grateful to the Hall and its patrons for the support the charity has received this year: “Our mission, in these challenging times, is to provide a platform for these people to regain hope and move forward with their lives after homelessness, and the donations from De Montfort Hall will allow our work to reach dozens of people in need”

    Pantomime will return to De Montfort Hall in 2023 with Jack and the Beanstalk, running from Friday 15 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024.

    Tickets are on sale now with early bird tickets being held at last year’s prices.

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