The festive season is always an expensive period - and with household budgets stretched, extra treats like Christmas shows aren’t always affordable. So this year the Council is offering an exciting range of affordable, fun, and even free entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
Over 3,000 tickets are now available for only £10 each to see our fantastic Father Christmas show – bringing to life Raymond Brigg’s iconic story on the stage.
Raymond Briggs' much-loved classic, Father Christmas is coming to The Berry Theatre in Hedge End in December – and they’re unwrapping an extra special festive treat by offering 3,000 discounted tickets, priced at just £10 each, for all showings between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve (26- 31 December). This story of a slightly grumpy Father Christmas getting ready for a night’s hard work on a “bloomin’ Christmas Eve” will bring festive cheer to all ages and is a fantastic alternative to Panto. It was described as “Magnificent” by The Observer newspaper. To redeem your discounted theatre tickets, visit theberrytheatre.co.uk and use code ‘GIFT10’ but be quick, as once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Families shouldn’t miss the free-to-book, interactive storytelling experience with ‘Timothy the Yeti’ at The Point Theatre. Journey into Timothy Yeti’s cave for a spot of company and to snuggle up for a story of love, family and friendship. Timothy Yeti’s cave is perfect for little ones aged five and under and is open on selected dates between 7 and 20 December. To find out more about this classic story and how to book, head to the website - www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
Get your Christmas lists at the ready! Join Santa this Christmas in his magical grotto as he welcomes you and other families with a song and a story at The Point. You’ll also get a gift to collect and the opportunity to take your photo with the man in red himself. Santa’s grotto will be open for two days this year – on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November. Tickets cost £5.50 per child and £2.50 for an accompanying adult. Book now (link) to avoid missing out.
There’s also a 12 Days of Christmas-themed trail at Itchen Valley for the whole family to enjoy!
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Policy, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “Christmas always puts a strain on family finances, especially this year when the economic picture is so difficult for many. Nothing beats the magic of theatre and traditional shows and entertainment are a hugely important part of Christmas. We’re offering discounted tickets to make them accessible to as many people as possible.”