Upon arriving at the theatre for the screening guest were greeted by a surprise visit from Father Christmas who was waiting with gifts for the youngest guests.
The event took place yesterday .
Theatre Manager David Dawson said: 'Each year we like to say thank you to our patrons for their support, and the festive gathering at the Abbey Restaurant allowed us to wish them all a Merry Christmas, and Santa kindly accepted our invitation to attend, bringing along presents for our youngest patrons. It's wonderful to see our events growing and the theatre becoming a loved venue by many of the community.
'During the interval guests enjoyed mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine before enjoying the final act of a wonderful performance of The Nutcracker – Peter Wright's production for the Royal Ballet is probably the definitive version, and it was the perfect festive entertainment for all ages within our audience.'
Future events include a one-man play of 'Christmas Carol, as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)' this Saturday, December 9th. From January, live screenings include the opera, Tosca, and the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Tickets for all performances are available from HERE