Theatre lovers will be able to share the joy of theatre with kids throughout Canterbury this festive season as ticket donation scheme the Gift of Theatre returns for a fifth year.

The Gift of Theatre allows people to gift a kids’ show ticket to children in need, distributed through four Canterbury charities: Birthright Canterbury, New Zealand Red Cross, Pillars and Cholmondeley. This year, Gift of Theatre tickets will be for The Court’s summer kids show, Thumbelina.

When purchasing tickets (all $10 each) audiences can choose which charity they’d like to donate their Thumbelina tickets to – if not all four.  

Thumbelina, written and directed by Court Jester Emma Cusdin, reinvents the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale, telling the story of a tiny girl embarking on a big adventure to find a new home for herself – and hopefully some friends along the way.