Director's Circle

If you love theatre and want to get even closer to the action at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, you are going to love the Directors’ Circle.​

A first of its kind for the Arnaud, this inaugural Director's Circle will follow the 2023 Pantomime, Cinderella

Supporters will follow the production from page to stage. Go behind the scenes and explore the set, spend time with the Director, sit in on the dress rehearsals, meet the cast and even come along to a special Supporters Night where you will be guests of honour and enjoy a relaxing post show drink with the Director and some cast members.​

For existing supporters and those new to the Yvonne Arnaud family, this is an experience you will not want to miss.​

The Director's Circle is closed for 2023 but we hope to bring more opportunities in 2024!

See the list of events included:

Director's Briefing - Tue 14 Nov, 6.30pm

90-minute talk with Panto Director Joana Read and cast members. A chance to hear more about the process and ask those burning questions from those who are closest to the show.*

*cast and creative team attendance cannot be confirmed until closer to the event. Director will be there to lead the session.​


Tech Rehearsal - Thu 30 Nov, 10.45am-3pm

Sit in on 2-3 hours of the interesting and unique technical rehearsal. Includes a welcome talk by YAT Technical Manager. (2 seats per Circle member)​

Dress Rehearsal - Fri 1 Dec, 4.15pm or Sat 2 Dec, 2pm

Enjoy the dress rehearsal from the auditorium balcony. (2 seats per Circle member)​

Director's Circle Backstage Tour during Panto Run - Wed 13 Dec, 4pm

Sneak a peak beyond the 4th wall as you see the set up close, check out the dressing rooms and enjoy a full backstage tour from our Technical Manager.​

Supporters Night - Wed 13 Dec, 7pm

2 tickets in great seats, post-show “party” with cast members, creative team and other Circle Members.*

*attendance of cast and creative team cannot be confirmed until the day of the event. Director will be in attendance.​

Other Director's Circle Benefits include: 

  • Highest Level Priority Booking throughout the year​
  • Personal Account Management​
  • Complimentary Panto Programme​
  • Recognition in Panto Programme and on website​
  • Invitation to annual insight event with YAT Director.*

*Starts in Spring 2024

​Please Note: This is not an annual membership scheme and spaces on the Director's Circle are linked to one production (in 2023, the Pantomime, Cinderella).​

Once you have added a membership to your basket, head to your basket to checkout

Terms and Conditions

Payments must be made in full at time of purchase.
The cost to join the Circle is £1,000  which is made up of a donation of £938 and a benefit cost of £62. 
Please note the donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply. If you do not want to support our charitable aims, you can purchase the benefits outlined separately for the minimum payment without making any further donation, but you would miss out on the joyous feeling of generosity and associated karma points.​
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