Panto Day 2020
Friday 18th December

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How to celebrate #PantoDay 2020

With Panto Day just around the corner, here are a few ideas of how to celebrate on Friday 18th December. Don’t forget, 2020 is the Year of Creativity, so we want you to dust off those designs, seek out some scenery, forage for frocks, pick a few pictures and get posting!

On Twitter (@Panto_Day)

  • Use hashtag #PantoDay
  • Share illustrations, designs, models, costumes and sets from previous seasons
  • Twitter Q&As or Take-Overs with cast, crew and creatives of this year’s or previous pantos
  • Live tweet a performance
  • Share news of your 2020 show (live/streamed), revisit previous pantomimes or look forward to 2021’s season.
  • Encourage your audience, cast, crew, creatives, staff and volunteers to tweet about 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 production images from pantos past, present and future
  • Post cast and production profiles with facts, figures and pictures
  • Upload a time-lapse of the get-in, performance or day
  • Record short videos using the Panto Day posters “I love panto because…”

On Instagram (/panto_day)

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

At the Theatre

  • Get a #stageselfie of the cast and audience
  • Encourage your audience to tweet and post about their trip
  • Host a post-show discussion or cast Q&A
  • Announce your 2021 pantomime
  • Encourage your cast, crew, creatives and audience members to join in the Panto Day fun on social media

At Home

  • Watch a pantomime online. The British Theatre Guide has a helpful list of show’s on offer.
  • Download an activity sheet from Panto Day’s Downloads Page:
      • Colour in your favourite panto characters and scenery
      • Design a dame dress
      • Make a paper pantomime cow
      • Do the Panto Day crossword and wordsearch
      • Make an “I Love Panto Because . . . ” sign
      • Colour in the Panto Day logo
  • Dress up as pantomime characters and put on a mini panto
  • Read the Panto Advice Page for some pearls of panto wisdom from industry experts

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