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Victoria Road, Richmond,
North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW

01748 825252



Wednesday 6 December 2023 until Sunday 7 January 2024

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Get creative with our Children's Arts & Crafts Competition

We are running a Rapunzel children's arts and crafts competition to celebrate our pantomime.

There are four competition categories:

  1. Entries aged 6 and under
  2. Entries aged 7 and over
  3. The Director's Prize for the most imaginative entry
  4. The best coloured-in poster or 2D artwork

There are lots of prizes to be won, including family tickets to the pantomime, soft toys, selection boxes and other festive goodies.

You can do one or more of the following:

  1. Make a picture or model of a tower
  2. Design a model vegetable garden or other vegetable-themed artwork.
  3. Let your imagination go wild and create some Rapunzel-themed artwork. It doesn't matter what it is, so long as it is about Rapunzel!
  4. Finally, why not colour in a pantomime poster or create your own Rapunzel picture? Templates can be downloaded below.

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Download an information sheet below.

The closing date for entries is Saturday 25 November

Please drop off your artwork to: The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond, DL10 4DW.

All entries should be marked clearly with the child's name, age and contact details.

Information sheet

Colout-it-in poster


Calling all knitters!

Please could you help us knit some vegetables for this year’s pantomime Rapunzel?

It has become a much-loved tradition at The Georgian Theatre Royal to use knitted props in our annual pantomime and in recent years we have been lucky enough to receive all sorts of objects in their thousands. This year, we have chosen vegetables – of all varieties! 

They will be thrown by the audience at the actors in good old Georgian fashion in honour of our dame – Mrs Spud, the proprietor of a Vegetarian café.

If you are able to make any for us then we would be incredibly grateful. It doesn’t matter if you knit several or only one. Each creation will be treasured, loved and appreciated! 

All shapes, sizes and colours will be gratefully accepted. We have collected a few patterns together which can be downloaded below or picked up from the Box Office. However, please feel free to source your own. In fact, if you find a good one then please share it with us. 

Stuffing material can be anything soft, including fibrefill, cotton wool or even old socks or tights.

Please do not sew anything hard onto your vegetable such as plastic eyes. This is so no one gets hurt when they are thrown onto the stage. The pattern for the mixed vegetables shows stick-on eyes – please leave these off. Many thanks!

Please hand in any vegetable to the Box Office by Saturday 25 November or send by post to: The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW.

Thank you!

Download knitting patterns here:

Carrot pattern

Various Vegetable patterns

Butternut Squash pattern

Potato pattern


Why the pantomime is one of the best around!

The Georgian Theatre Royal pantomime is truly legendary!! Not only is it much loved by locals but over the years it has developed a national reputation for being one of the best pantomimes around. People travel from all over the country (and even abroad) to see it. For hundreds of families (including the Prime Minister's), Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it!

Our next pantomime is Rapunzel, the age-old story about a lonely princess trapped in a tower but longing for a life of adventure in the outside world. It will have all the hallmarks of a 'proper' Richmond pantomime. There will be amazing song and dance routines, fantastic sets and special effects, huge amounts of laughter, plenty of audience participation and, of course, those two essential elements - knitting and Tunnock's teacakes!

So, come and let your hair down for this dazzling Christmas treat that will be loved by audiences of all ages! 


A fine pedigree of Richmond pantomimes

In 2022, The Times rated 'Pinocchio' as 'best for family fun' and went on to say "this jewel-box Georgian playhouse is the prettiest in the land." The intimate atmosphere of this pocket sized auditorium makes it a festive experience like no other. Sleeping Beauty was chosen by The Observer as one of its top festive shows of 2018, and in 2015, The Telegraph named us as the No.1 place to see a pantomime in the UK. 

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"Pinocchio show packs big punch of pantomime fun." Ashley Barnard, The Northern Echo

"The jokes come thick and fast as the cast build a great rapport with the audience." Jan Montgomery, Darlington & Stockton Times.

"The theatre is the most intimate setting especially for a panto, it almost feels as if they’re performing just for a small group of friends. I’ll certainly be back to see the show again later in the run." Andrew Harrison, Teesdale Mercury

“Pinocchio is a cracker of a pantomime. Songs, dancing, daftness and jokes, so many jokes.” Joe Willis, Richmondshire Today

 What the audience said

“FANTASTIC!!! Took my 3 year old who thought it was brilliant too. The actors and dancing, all amazing... First time we have been here and it won't be the last!!!”

“I laughed until my jaws ached, well done everyone, a fabulous performance.”


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