Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Celebrates 5th Birthday

  |  Published: Oct 7th 2015
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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is celebrating its 5th Birthday on Monday 12 October, and 5 years of star-studded West End productions, spectacular dance, foot-stomping live music, and a host of well-known comedians. The celebrations have been in full swing this year with cast getting onboard with birthday messages from fuzzy friends from award-winning musical Avenue Q, to cast members from Spamalot, East is East, and most recently, the phenomenal Jersey Boys. The staff’s 52 mile Whittington Walk in August also marked their landmark year and 5 year relationship with Florence Nightingale Hospice, raising over £6k for the local charity.

The celebrations continue on Monday as the theatre offers exclusive £5 tickets* to many forthcoming shows including Thriller Live, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky Horror Show and this year’s must-see family pantomime, Dick Whittington starring X Factor winner Sam Bailey. Tickets can be purchased from 9am from the theatre’s Box Office. The Waterside Cafe are also offering a birthday bundle, whereby for every slice of Birthday Cake purchased, customers will receive a complimentary cup of tea or filter coffee. Follow @thewaterside1 to share your memories of the last 5 years and join the theatre as they reflect on highlights from their gala opening evening in 2010 that was attended by Sir David Suchet, Ruby Wax, Jonathan Wilkes, Suzanne Shaw, Simon Callow, Tony Christie and the late Cilla Black, to name a few.

Did you know:

 

  • To date the theatre has raised over £20k for charities
  • 9,500 local children have performed on the Waterside main stage
  • 210 local school fundraisers have been supported
  • 19,000 ‘flashy things’ have been waved during their 5 pantomimes
  • 135,000 hot drinks have been consumed
  • The customer that has seen the most productions has been over 150 since the venue opened.
  • The most popular cake in the Waterside Cafe is chocolate fudge cake
  • 205,000 ice creams have been sold- theatre goers have a sweet tooth!
  • Nearly 100 schools have participated in events and performances
  • Over 5000 members of public have participated in behind-the-scenes Backstage Tours


 

*£5 tickets available on select performances, dates and price bands when purchased on Mon 12 Oct only. Tickets can be purchased from 9am from the venue’s Box Office, and are limited to 2 tickets per show per customer. Customer must quote BIRTHDAY OFFER at time of booking.

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