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Free Panto Tickets for NHS Workers in Bristol Hippodrome Lottery

First Night of Pantomime Free for NHS Workers and their Bubbles

The opening night of Robin Hood at the Bristol Hippodrome next month, will be a gift to NHS workers and their families, who can enter a free lottery to win up to six tickets.

The brand new socially distanced show has been supported by the National Lottery working with Qdos Entertainment and Ambassador Theatre Group.

The cast features Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood as The Sheriff of Nottingham alongside Matt Slack and Richard Cadell & Sooty.

Theatre Director at The Bristol Hippodrome, Ben Phillips said: “I am literally over the moon at this fantastic news. I had finally accepted that 2020 would be my first year in 21 years in the business there would be no panto when right at the eleventh hour a magical mix of Bristol Hippodrome, ATG, Qdos and the National Lottery made mine and many others dream come true!

“I’m even more thrilled that we are gifting all tickets to the first performance of Robin Hood to NHS workers and their families as a way of saying thank you for their efforts and dedication during what has been a difficult time for us all. We hope this will bring them some much needed joy as they continue to work through the pandemic.”

NHS staff can register for the ticket ballot at for the chance to win up to six tickets for their household or support bubble.

The ballot will open for registration from Monday 16 November with the lottery running until 29 November. Winners will be notified by Monday 07 December. Direct Link to book tickets once registered.

The one-act show in the theatre will take place with Bristol Hippodrome and Ambassador Theatre Group working to UK Theatre’s See it Safely guidelines. Audiences can expect staggered arrival times, socially distanced seating, temperature checks on arrival and contactless ticketing.

Robin Hood will be at The Bristol Hippodrome from Friday 18 December 2020 to Sunday 10 January 2021

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