Monday 6 December 2021

Sensory-sensitive Panto arrives to Wandsworth’s Civic Suite for the very first time this Christmas

 Journey into Aladdin's Cave at the Civic Suite Wandsworth for the very first time this Christmas. Ideal for children ages 3-11, this unforgettable pantomime of the classic story of Aladdin will quickly have the entire family enthralled.   


Kicking off in December there are 19 performances between the 7th and 19th.  The show, created by Hurricane Productions, brings together a team of professionally trained actors, vibrant scenery, wonderful costumes and even magic tricks. It’s going to be genie-us!


Specific sensory-sensitive performances will run on Tuesday 14th (evening) and Wednesday 15th (day) featuring a Chill Out Room, Meet the Cast , alternative lighting and special effects. Sensory sensitive performances can include the following:

·        Chill Out Room: a space is made available for audience members who need a bit of quiet time before and during the performance.

·        Meet the Cast: the audience can ‘meet’ the actors after the performance, which helps to close the circle of understanding for people who have difficulties with flexibility of imagination.

·        Lighting and special effects are changed: for example, for example, lighting effects will be reduced and house lights may be kept on low to reduce anxiety.

·        The theatre can accommodate ‘familiarisation visits’, 

which is an opportunity for the audience to look inside the auditorium prior to the show. 

Throughout the performance there will generally be a more relaxed attitude to noise and to the audience moving around the building. All cast and staff are briefed, so that there is no undue concern over unexpected noises and movement.


The fantastical Aladdin production delivered by Wandsworth Borough Council and Enable Leisure and Culture is also the perfect Christmas treat for school groups who are welcome to book our weekday matinee shows - we can guarantee this vibrant show will bring a smile to everyone’s face - including the teacher’s! 

With affordable prices - weekends and weeknights at £10 and weekday matinees at just £6 (plus booking fees) you won’t want to miss your flight on this magical carpet ride with Aladdin and friends as they try to outsmart the evil Abanazar. Will Aladdin manage to escape and save the kingdom Agrabah from his evil clutches? Buy a ticket today to find out! 

Book your tickets at or email for more information.