Spring 2018 Membership Renewal
MEMBERSHIP SPRING 2018
How quickly Christmas comes around again! We hope to welcome lots of you to our special winter production, The Wizard of Oz, opening on 20th December. It’s been a real joy over the last few weeks, hearing the numbers ringing out all over The Dream Factory, as cast work hard to nail the melodies!
Within this email, please find your re-registration documents, inviting you to renew membership for Spring 2018…a season that is going to be jam-packed with workshops, opportunities for parents, special events, masterclasses, productions and performance opportunities for all! We are excited to bring you news of a more convenient way to pay your membership from Easter 2018…read on for more details.
- Please renew your membership by Saturday 9th December, online, in person, or by cheque made payable to Playbox Theatre (handed to your centre director)
- Spring Dates for your diary: Season begins Sat 6th January and ends Sat 24th March. Midseason break is Sat 17th Feb – Sat 24th February inclusive
Before we tell you about some very important developments that will be of interest to you, we’d like to share our Festive Spirit, as we prepare to launch this year’s Christmas Festival…and a few dates for your diary!
FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER @ 6PM –
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCHED ON BY DOROTHY & FRIENDS
Everyone is welcome to join us at The Dream Factory for the official launch of our Christmas Festival. It’s the turning on of the lights on our beautiful Christmas Tree, songs sung by some of the cast of Oz, Winter Warmer Mulled Drinks from the café…and good cheer!
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 1PM-3.30PM –
FATHER CHRISTMAS IN HIS GROTTO
One of the highlights of our year…Father Christmas is visiting and looking forward to meeting you all! Drop in at The Dream Factory, no booking required.
MONDAY 18TH – FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER 9AM-1PM –
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PROJECTS
We are delighted to announce a week of wonderful Christmas activities and special events for little people aged 3-6 years this winter. All holiday workshops are run by Playbox Theatre’s superb team of directors, and are staged in studios at The Dream Factory, with storytelling, acting, music, lots of craft, dressing up and – of course – scrumptious party picnics to finish. For more information and to book, please visit our website – https://www.playboxtheatre.com/events/.
SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER @ 1.15PM approx – CAROLS AROUND THE TREE
Our traditional Christmas Eve…mince pies, mulled wine, carols under the tree. 100s of families join us every year for this incredibly special celebration.
We are united with you in our determination to solve the terrible car parking situation at The Dream Factory that we have been faced with since losing access to our rear and overspill car parks. We aim to bring you exciting news of the road and car park development before Christmas – fingers crossed! This project will form a major part of our “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”…Playbox Theatre Futures campaign.
“TOMORROW & TOMORROW & TOMORROW”
…PLAYBOX THEATRE FUTURES
This major new campaign sees the reimagining of The Dream Factory for all members of Playbox Theatre, across all centres. It includes the creation of a BRAND NEW FILM & DIGITAL STUDIO, the refurbishment of all public spaces and a much-needed upgrade of the theatre’s technical infrastructure. It ensures that every one of our members has ownership of the UK’s leading theatre complex for young people…for this, and future, generations.
You will receive information about the campaign, followed by regular newsletters, very shortly.
RE-REGISTRATION STOP PRESS!
We hope this will be the last time that re-registration for Playbox workshops is conducted in this way! After lots of consultation with our families, we are hoping to introduce a Direct Debit Payment Plan from Easter 2018, enabling you to spread the cost of membership over the year. This is a major undertaking for Playbox Theatre and our team are working very hard to develop the right programme for the company. We will keep you posted and hope that you will find this a more convenient way to stay involved with Playbox Theatre.
As always, thank you so much for your support of the ongoing adventure that is Playbox Theatre…
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
Mary King, Stewart McGill, Emily Quash