top of page


A generous car dealership is ensuring 100 local school children get to see Vivacity’s Key Theatre panto this year… Oh yes they are!

At a time when schools’ budgets are becoming tighter and tighter, 100 children and adults from Heltwate School have been invited to enjoy the panto for absolutely free thanks to Smiths Renault Peterborough.

This year’s fantastic family panto (the longest running in the city) is Beauty and the Beast – the tale of a young girl who is caught up in a handsome chevalier’s struggle to overcome an evil Wolf Queen’s curse. It features all the unique and beloved elements that have cemented its reputation as the longest running, and best, traditional family pantomime in Peterborough.

Once again it features a brand new script, original music and hilarious parody songs performed by trained actor musicians, all playing the music live on stage. And of course there’s the marvellous Dame – Madame Obnobs!

“The panto tickets have been so gratefully received,” said Alison Ashworth from Heltwate School. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils and their families to be able to attend the event and engage with the live performance, which will support the development of our pupils social and communication skills within the community.”

Vivacity is a charity which aims to inspire and enrich the lives of Peterborough residents through culture, sport and healthy living, running over 25 venues across the city from theatres to libraries to Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

The annual Key Theatre panto is the jewel in the crown of their cultural offering, welcoming over 20,000 people through the doors and giving a large number of children their first experience with live theatre, something that Smiths Renault are particularly passionate about.

Smiths Renault Peterborough’s General Sales Manager Jon Southam says: “As a family-run Peterborough business, Smiths Renault is delighted to be supporting the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime in conjunction with Vivacity. The work that Vivacity are doing within the Peterborough community is fantastic and we have plans for the pantomime to be just the start of our relationship together.”

“As part of our support of this years’ pantomime we’re delighted to be able to offer 100 tickets to the students of Heltwate School in Bretton. This school is just across the road from our Peterborough dealership and does fantastic work with children with moderate to severe learning difficulties.”

Beauty and the Beast is running right through until January 5 – ESP has seen it and we loved it!

Book your tickets online at or call the box office on 01733 207239.

bottom of page