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Swansea Grand panto to close on December 24

Swansea’s Grand Theatre

This year’s pantomime at Swansea’s Grand Theatre will close following its performances on December 24.

In a statement issued this afternoon, a spokesperson for the theatre said:

“It will help the venue continue to play its part in helping the city and Wales through the pandemic.

“One of the Welsh Government regulations announced today (Dec 22) was to limit the capacities of indoor venues.

“This would have made it impractical to continue the run of Snow White from Boxing Day onwards.”

Swansea Grand Theatre. Photo credit: Rhys Gregory (Wales247)

Swansea Council runs the theatre and jointly took the decision with producers Crossroads Pantomimes.

Customers with tickets for performances after December 24 will be refunded.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “There was no alternative but to close Snow White.

“Despite the hard work of everybody involved with the show, it’s impractical to continue after December 24.

“We thank all those involved for their efforts in helping to maintain safety at the theatre during the run – and we thank all those who bought tickets for shows after Christmas Eve.

“We know that the public will understand that this is the best decision for the producers and for the health of the community.”