AWT Intergenerational 9th Birthday Tea Party


Aylesbury Waterside Theatre celebrated their 9th Birthday on Thu 10 Oct with their first intergenerational tea party in partnership with Aylesbury Town Council.

The Birthday Party is the second event that has been hosted this year at the theatre as part of their dementia-friendly commitment to the community.

Residents from local residential homes came along with younger partygoers from local playgroups. Life can be lonely for those living with dementia and their carers, so this event aimed to provide some well-deserved light relief and companionship. The different generations engaged and enjoyed light entertainment – complete with the obligatory balloons, cake and game of pass the parcel!

Wendy’s Sing and Play group provided the entertainment with sing-a-long songs, music and hand puppets, MidCounties Co-Op donated party food and volunteers from the Holy Trinity Café make a special cake for the venue.

Nikkie West, Event Manager at the Waterside said: ‘It has been a real pleasure to be part of the team who planned today’s special event. On behalf of the theatre, we couldn’t have wished for a better way to spend our 9th birthday. We look forward welcoming our new friends back very soon.’

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre continues to deliver bi-monthly dementia friendly screenings where lights are left on low, there are no adverts and audience members are welcome to move around freely and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee before the screening and during the interval. The next dementia friendly screening is festive favourite, Miracle on 34th Street on 24 Nov at 2pm.