With the Christmas season in full swing, it’s only right that you take a trip to the theatre to complete your festive period.
The Regent Theatre, located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, promises not-to-miss festive productions this December, with the Nativity and Robin Hood headlining the end of 2018.
Victoria Power, from the Regent Theatre’s marketing team told StaffsLive, “We’ve got a fantastic season. We’ve got the nativity which is playing at the moment, which is with us until Saturday 9th December and it’s absolutely fantastic.
“We’re getting five star reviews across the board. It’s something that is a little bit different so if panto isn’t really your thing, then I’m sure the nativity will satisfy you.
“If you’re not interested in the nativity and you’re more of a traditional pantomime lover, we have Robin Hood for our pantomime this year, and that is opening next Friday, 14th December.
“I’m really looking forward to the panto. It’s an annual tradition. It’s starring our usual comedy duo Christian Patterson and Jonny Wilkes and that’s running until the 6th January.
For new theatre-goers, the Regent Theatre promises a unique and special experience. The theatre underwent a £23 million regeneration project and was reopened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1999 after being fully restored it its elegant Art Deco style.
Victoria Power said, “it was taken over by the Ambassadors Theatre Group who are a nationwide company with about 40 different theatres. It’s an absolutely stunning venue – I know I say it and shouldn’t, as a member of staff, but you won’t find a theatre like it.
“When you go to the West End and you sit in those tiny little theatre seats with 200 or 300 people and you’re all sitting on top of each other, it’s a real refreshing change to come to the Regent Theatre where we have a lot of space.
“It really is a beautiful theatre. It’s the jewel and the crown of Stoke-on-Trent, I think.”
Located in the well sign-posted Cultural Quarter of Stoke-on-Trent, the regent Theatre is easily accessible from junctions 15 and 16 from the M6 and from the A50.
Nearby secure parking is available for just £1 during the evening. Stoke-on-Trent Train Station is just a 10 minute bus or taxi ride away, while the city’s central bus station is a mere five minute walk.
Find tickets and more information for the Regent Theatre here.