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PRESS: Celebrating Take a Child to the Theatre Day - a chance for the young and young-at-heart to experience the theatre

Christine Skinner

 

The Masque is excited to be celebrating Take a Child to the Theatre Day this year with an exciting event aimed at letting children experience a real theatre. The event is a collaboration between The Masque and Spotlight Youth Theatre.

This special event takes place on Wednesday 20 March and is free to attend. The audience will enjoy a facilitated theatresports session, as well as get to know a little bit more about the workings of the Masque.

 

“We’re excited to be hosting such a wonderful event for our community here in Muizenberg and hope to see plenty of young, aspiring theatremakers join us for some fun at the Masque,” says Faeron Wheeler, Head of Programming for the Masque. “And teaming up with Spotlight Youth Theatre seemed the perfect collaboration for this important day on the theatre calendar. We truly value their input and just how vital it is to get children involved in theatre from a young age.”

 

The annual Take a Child to the Theatre Day is a worldwide movement run by Assitej. As outlined on their website, the organisation uses this day to spread its ongoing campaign of “Take a child to the theatre today”, stressing a child’s right to experience the arts. Follow the campaign #Takeachildtothetheatre on social media, repost and spread the word.

 

The Masque’s Take a Child to the Theatre event is suitable for ages 8 and up. The theatresports session will be facilitated by Deborah Gildenhuys of Spotlight and will include some of the young actors who train with Spotlight Youth Theatre.

 

Melanie O’Connor Horn, who is both a long-time volunteer at The Masque and a director for Spotlight, will give a talk about the theatre and the various aspects that go into making a production.

 

The event is sure to be filled with laughter, fun and interesting information about The Masque specifically and theatre in general.

 

Entry is free to all - but tickets are limited so must be booked via Quicket - https://qkt.io/TaCttTDay

 

The Masque Box Office is open from 9am to 2pm every Wednesday.

 

Cash bar and simple snacks are available for sale at the Theatre.

 

The Masque is situated at 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa.

 

Parking is available at the venue. Wheelchair Access and Facilities available.

 

The Masque has a back-up generator so the show will go on, even when there is load shedding!

 

*Join The Masque community! Become a member and have your say in the theatre. You can also sign up as a volunteer to participate on stage or behind the scenes, from stage management to archiving the wardrobe department! http://bit.ly/MasqueVolunteer

 

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