We are absolutely thrilled to share that Red Balloon is the chosen charity of the next PwC pantomime!
Each year Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) staff and alumni produce a pantomime as part of their PwC in the Community Programme – you can read more about it here.
The aim is to promote social inclusion; bringing children in inner cities a chance to see a theatrical production in a professional theatre, with thousands of free tickets being given to school children and youth charities. Through 37 productions over 39 years they’ve been steadfastly bringing joy to young people and raising funds while they do it!
The Pantomime is put together by around 200 volunteers from PwC who work on all aspects of the production in their spare time. They donate their free time and cover everything from acting, singing, dancing and directing to script and lyric writing, costume design, make-up, lighting, sound, backstage crew, music arrangement and playing in the band!
The pantomime is supported financially by the PwC Management Board and the fundraising efforts of the PwC Pantomime Production Team, with fundraising activities happening throughout the rehearsal period to support both the production and the chosen charity for the year.
Each year the Pantomime supports a different charity, and Red Balloon Educational Trust has been chosen for the 2024 production, Beauty and the Beast!
We’re so excited to be involved in this wonderful project and can’t wait to see the incredible show come together. We know our students and other young people will be delighted to see the pantomime in 2024, and we’re looking forward to spreading the word about Red Balloon to more people.