Curve partners with Charity Link to deliver a magical Christmas to local families

Tue 20 Dec 2022
Dear Santa cast members with Charity Link Communications and Fundraising Officer Rachel Markham

Curve has partnered with local organisation Charity Link to share a magical Christmas experience with Leicestershire children and families.

Working together for the fourth year, Curve presented a special performance of festive children’s show Dear Santa, with over 250 free tickets, food and drinks given to local children and families who are supported by Charity Link.

For over 145 years Charity Link has been supporting local people in vulnerable situations and underpinning Curve’s mission is a commitment to make sure great theatre is made accessible for all. An ongoing partnership, since 2018 Curve has provided more than 1,000 free tickets to local people supported by Charity Link.

The day was made extra special as each child received a gift generously donated by guests who attended the opening night of the Made at Curve production of The Wizard of Oz.

Speaking about the event, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“Since our partnership first began in 2018, the Charity Link performance has become a real highlight of our year here at Curve.  


“Christmastime often marks a child’s first ever visit to a theatre, making these performances extra special. We passionately believe engaging with theatre is vital to our wellbeing and as we face a cost of living crisis, we would like to do everything we can to ensure theatre remains accessible to all our communities. We’re proud to work with the team at Charity Link and to have welcomed so many children and families to Curve to enjoy a treat this Christmas.” 


Susan McEniff, CEO of Charity Link said:

“The cost of living crisis means that this Christmas even more local families are facing hardship and crisis. Every day Charity Link is helping people in need through the provision of essential items, but it has been fantastic to work with Curve again to offer a festive treat to families we are supporting. Many of the children had never experienced live theatre before so it really was a special and memorable afternoon.”

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