£18,000 raised by Cambridge Arts Theatre’s pantomime audiences


Audiences for Cambridge Arts Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella, raised over £18,000 – an outstanding £3,000 more than the year prior – for several selected charitable causes through bucket collections.

The charities that benefited from the audiences’ generosity are: Cambridge Joint Playschemes, The Laughter Specialists, Headway Cambridgeshire, Macmillan Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Paediatric Music Therapy, Prostate Cancer UK, Royal Society for Blind Children, and the Theatre’s inhouse charity Panto Wheels scheme, which enables students from disadvantaged areas and those with special educational needs to experience a trip to the pantomime.

Kat Collins, Head of Sales and Marketing at Cambridge Arts Theatre: “We are all delighted with the amount of money our audiences have raised this year, particularly as funds managed to surpass last year’s total. The selected charities will benefit immensely and are extremely grateful of our audiences’ generosity; from the Theatre staff and the Cinderella company, we extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated across the pantomime season.”

Money raised by the Theatre’s in-house charity Panto Wheels enabled 4,353 school children to come and see Cinderella, subsidising both travel expenditure and ticket cost. This year a total of 50 schools from Cambridgeshire attended the pantomime.