For many, Christmas and the festive season are synonymous with an annual outing to the Pantomime. Every year the Waterfront Hall Studio welcomes over 25,000 patrons to our performances. A Christmas tradition for friends and families, the Pantomime brings together theatre goers young and old to create magical, lifelong memories.
We were in preparations of producing the Waterfront Hall Studio and Armagh Marketplace Theatre & Arts Centre Pantomimes. However, due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty around the Executive’s timescales for the relaxation of social distancing measures, both the traditional Pantomimes and newly introduced ‘adult Panto’ will not take place as planned and will instead be rescheduled to 2021.
Liam McMullan, Producer at GBL Productions
“Panto helps our industry throughout the year and not just at Christmas. To adhere to government guidelines on social distancing we made the difficult decision to postpone the pantomimes. The entire team were all looking forward to bringing Cinderella and Cinder on Tinder to the studio stage at Waterfront Hall, but the health and safety of our customers and staff are our top priority. We are sending all our love and best wishes to everyone who is involved in, performs, creates and attends our pantos.”
The 2021 GBL Productions’ Pantomimes promise to be spectacular shows and will make up for the lost buzz and bustle of this year’s Christmas season.
All 2020 tickets will remain valid for the 2021 Pantomime season. The Waterfront Hall team & Market Place Theatre, Armagh will contact all lead bookers by email to confirm rescheduling of dates.