While our stage is a little sad this year to be missing out on panto, we’re filling it with a different kind of festive cheer: our Palace Presents initiative! We’re proud to be supporting local good causes including Newark Women’s Aid, Emmaus Trust, Beaumond House, YMCA, Homestart and others this Christmas, with a gift giving project led by the Palace team with the support of Newark and Sherwood District Council and, hopefully, with your help!

We’re collecting gifts for those in need this Christmas and asking for contributions, just up to the value of £10, which could really make a difference.

We’ll be holding gift drop-off days here at the Theatre between 10am and 2pm every day until Thursday 17th December. If you’d like to be part of this heartwarming project, we just ask for donations to have a removable label on them with details of who it is for (age and if there is a particular recommended gender) and a rough guide to what is inside (books/toiletries/chocolates etc) so charities can best match the presents with the recipient. Some of the good causes involved have specifically requested gifts for older teens and adults so we are hoping to collect plenty of these too.

Let’s keep the spirit of Christmas on our stage this year, even if we can’t shout “it’s behind you”.