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Relaxed Performance of Beauty and the Beast

Thursday 30 December 2021 2.00pm

Book on 01245 606505 
Beauty and the Beast relaxed performance is on Thu 30 December 2021

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 30 September at 11am.

Beauty and the Beast, the enchanting new family pantomime will run from Friday 26 November 2021 until Monday 3 January 2022.

It has been ten years to the day that an enchantress cast a spell on a selfish Prince when he didn’t show her kindness, transforming him into a terrifying Beast. All that can reverse the spell is for the Beast to find love and have his love returned by another. If he can’t achieve this by the time the decade has passed, the curse will stay for all eternity. Feeling helpless with the deadline fast approaching and only his magic mirror to keep him company, the Beast resigns himself to a lifetime of unhappiness.

In a nearby village, the kind and spirited Belle spends her days dreaming of an adventurous new life. Her loving father, the inventor Monsieur Labonté, would do anything to make his daughter happy but is struggling to pay the bills. Seeing both father and daughter suffering, their wicked landlord Lapiscine offers to solve all their money woes for Belle’s hand in marriage. Determined to make enough money to free them from Lapiscine’s evil plan, Monsieur Labonté is tricked into going into the haunted forest to make his fortune.

When he doesn’t return, a worried but brave Belle heads into the forest to investigate and stumbles across an enchanted castle, a figure who hides in the shadows, and an adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

This amazing story of love and transformation will have absolutely everything you’ve come to expect from a traditional Civic pantomime including fantastic sets, bewitching costumes, roof-raising songs and heaps of magic.

Please note this is a Relaxed Performance which has been carefully adjusted to reduce anxiety or stress for those who might otherwise find attending a performance a challenging experience.

For example, someone with autism, sensory and communication needs and/or a learning disability might be reluctant to attend public theatre performances. Relaxed performances make it possible for families to experience theatre together in a relaxed environment.

These performances offer a relaxed environment as adjustments are made to reduce anxiety or stress, such as changes to lighting and sound to eliminate surprise and soften their impact.

Staff and performers will have a relaxed attitude to noise from the audience and customers are free to move around the auditorium during the performance.

Wheelchair and Essential Companion tickets can only be purchased via the box office. Contact us at

Ticket Prices

  • All tickets: £18.00 
Please call 01245 606505 to book

Children under 2 years are admitted free when sitting on laps. All other children of 2 years and over will not be admitted without a paid ticket.

A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction