Panto Day 2018
Friday 14th December

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How to celebrate #PantoDay!

With Panto Day only two weeks away, here are a few ideas of how to celebrate on Friday 15th December. Don’t forget, 2017 is the #YearoftheComic, so we want to hear your favorite jokes, see your favourite slapstick and celebrate all those Silly Billies and Wishee Washees that keep up smiling each Christmas time!

On Twitter (@Panto_Day)

  • Use hashtag #PantoDay #YearoftheComic
  • Live tweet a performance
  • Tweet on the hour, every hour
  • Twitter Q&A with cast, crew and creatives
  • Behind-the-Scenes tours and pictures
  • Share what you’re up to with Periscope
  • Show us your #pantopout
  • Show us your #pantoplank
  • Show us your #pantopose
  • Show us your #panto #scriptselfie
  • Show us your #panto #stageselfie
  • Encourage your audience, cast, crew, creatives, staff and volunteers to tweet about the show and their favourite panto memories, jokes and stories

On Facebook (/celebratepanto)

  • Create a special Panto Day photo album with Behind-the-Scenes pictures, publicity shots and images from the performance
  • Post cast and production profiles with facts, figures and pictures
  • Upload a time-lapse of the get-in, performance or day
  • Broadcast with Facebook Live
  • Record short videos using the Panto Day posters “I love panto because…”

On Instagram (/panto_day)

  • #PantoDay #YearoftheComic
  • Create a special Panto Day photo collage
  • Post the Panto Day logo
  • Post make-up before and afters

In the Venue

  • Run a VIP Panto Day competition with tickets and a tour
  • Encourage everyone to wear pantomime fancy dress
  • Download and hand out Panto Day colouring in, crossword and wordsearch funsheets
  • Host a post-show discussion or cast Q&A
  • Invite your local radio station in for a live broadcast
  • Run backstage tours
  • Hold cast meet and greets after the show
  • Dedicate certain areas as Tweet Seats

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