Following the announcement that Sheffield will be placed into Tier 3 once the current national lockdown ends, we remain committed to doing everything we can to bring the magic of panto to Sheffield this year.
It’s a relief to know that we are able to continue to rehearse shows under the current Tier 3 guidance. Our rehearsals for Damian’s Pop Up Panto will begin on Sun 6 December and we’ll be preparing to welcome audiences back to the buildings from Wed16 December. We know that if we remain in Tier 3 we won’t be able to reopen to the public. We are remaining hopeful that the spread of the virus will slow and that we may move down to Tier 2, in which case we can reopen the Crucible’s doors. Should Sheffield remain in Tier 3 when the first review takes place, we’ll adjust our plans and we hope to share the pantomime online.
If ever there was a year when we need the joy of pantomime, it’s this one and if ever there was a time for us to draw on all our reserves of hope, it’s now!