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Little Meerkat's Big Panic: Relaxed Performance     

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Saturday 16 February, 11am & 2pm

We're delighted to announce that Little Meerkat's Big Panic is a fully inclusive relaxed performance with key word signing, designed by early years and SEND specialists and based on the book by renowned parenting and childhood trauma expert Jane Evans. For more information and to book tickets, visit our family events page.

So what is a Relaxed Performance?
Our aim for relaxed performances is to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication impairments or learning disabled people.  

In a nutshell:
• Lighting is brighter (no darkness), 
• Sound is quieter and gentler. 
• Strobes and loud/sudden noises are omitted. 
• Visitors are free to move around or come in and out as they feel comfortable.  (It is difficult for some youngsters to stay still for the required time)  
• We will provide a comfortable break-out space.  Drawing activities will be available.
• Electronic devices are not forbidden as for some this is their only means of communication. 
• Eating is allowed as it may be a requirement for some people to eat at specific times or to self-medicate
• We also aim to provide familiarisation visits to The Old Town Hall when requested so that visitors know what to expect when accessing the theatre for the first time.  

We are committed to making The Old Town Hall accessible to everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know when booking. For information about venue accessibility, please visit our Access page.


Pre Theatre Dining at the Olde Kings Arms  

Olde Kings Arms

Why not make a night of it and enjoy a two course meal at the Olde Kings Arms, before wandering  across the road to see a show here at The Old Town Hall?

We have teamed up with the Olde Kings Arms to offer courses (main course and dessert) for just £13.50!

To book, simply pop in to the box office, or give us a call on 01442 228091. Alternatively, book online after purchasing your tickets.

Pre-theatre dining offer is available on all evening performaces and films. You must have purchased tickets for a show to qualify for this offer.

Happy Half Hour!

Happy Half Hour!

Let our Happy Half Hour put a smile on your face! Ticket holders can enjoy 20% off drinks in our Gallery and Cellar Bars. Offer includes interval drinks pre-ordered during this time.

Happy half hour runs from 7pm - 7.30pm for events starting at 8pm, and between 6.30pm - 7pm for events starting at 7.30pm.

The Old Town Hall turns 40!

We’re excited to announce that our NEW Autumn/Winter Season is now ON SALE!

Autumn 2018 marked The Old Town Hall's fortieth year as an arts venue! A few familiar faces kindly took the time to wish us a happy birthday. Take a look at the film here:

Google 360 Virtual Tour

You can now visit The Old Town Hall from the comfort of your armchair in our new Google 360 virtual tour! The tour was shot by Striking Places and it enables you to explore every level of The Old Town Hall - you can even go backstage. To navigate between the different floors (main building, Cellar and Attic Room), click on the "1" "OTH" "-1" buttons on the lower right hand side of the screen. 



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On Friday 25 May the new Data Protection law, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. In order to comply with the new laws, we sent out emails asking customersThinking_Face_Emoji_large to re-subscribe to our e-list. If you haven’t yet re-subscribed, you can easily do so by logging into your online booking account and updating your Contact Preferences. If you do not have an account yet, you can register for one here.

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