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More relaxed performances at Birmingham Hippodrome

Published: 15 December 2018

More than £24,000 has been donated at Birmingham Hippodrome which will enable the theatre to expand its relaxed performances.

The Hippodrome will stage ten relaxed performances over the next 12 months, ensuring that disabled audiences and those with autism, Asperger’s and other complex learning needs can enjoy shows with their families.

Cast members from the Hippodrome pantomime Peter Pan supported the fundraising efforts.

Rob Macpherson, the Hippodrome’s director of marketing and development, said, “a big thanks to everyone who donated to our Christmas Challenge this year—you’ve helped us smash our target and bring the magic of live theatre to even more people.

“It’s a great result to have raised more than £24,000 from individual and corporate supporters, meaning we can go from staging one relaxed performance three years ago to ten between now and January 2020.”

Steve Orme