Panto: On Demand

Call for settings to host Panto: On Demand

With spectacular costumes, stunning sets, plenty of belly-laughs and magical musical numbers our legendary panto is a perfect festive treat.

For this year’s Sleeping Beauty, we’re carefully filming a live performance of the panto at the Playhouse, to create a digital version we can take far and wide. This is a great way of enabling people to experience the legendary panto, whose circumstances mean they may not ordinarily be able to visit the Playhouse. We’re looking for care homes, community centres, venues or schools in Nottinghamshire and beyond to apply to host a Panto: On Demand showing.

How does it work?

Applications are now open to apply to host a Panto: On Demand showing, see details below.

If you are selected to host Panto: On Demand, we’ll arrange a site visit to find the best way for you to display the video. We’ll work out the technical requirements, so it’s simple for you to host the showing on the day, or days of your choice. The video will be available from Friday 6 Dec 2019 until Sat 11 Jan 2020, and it’s flexible for you to find a date for your showing that works well for you. We’ll provide Sleeping Beauty Souvenir programmes, which will be free for your guests. The video is free of cost to those who are successful in their application. Panto: On Demand showings must be free to all guests- the purpose is to increase access and for it to be an inclusive experience.


The video will include subtitles at the bottom. We can also provide a visual story so people can familiarise themselves with the story in advance, if required. At the site visit, we’ll also discuss any other ways that we can work together to make the showing accessible to your guests.

How to apply

To apply to host a Panto: On Demand showing, you’ll need to complete our application form below.

The application form will give us an understanding of how hosting a Panto: On Demand at your setting can increase access for people to experience the Playhouse panto, and help us reach new audiences. Please note, in order to ensure the best experience for organisers and attendees, there is a limit on the number of settings it is feasible to facilitate.

Alternative formats of the application form are available on request, please get in touch. For access related questions or any general enquiries, please contact Audience & Community Engagement Manager, Rebecca at