Lot's of laughter
Magical costumes and sets
Suitable for ages 4 – 99+
Touring 23rd Nov 2023 - 9th Jan 2023
Pantomime packages available from £725
55 minute production, festive resources and loads of fun!
Suitable for all school and community venues: school halls, bars, restaurants, community centres and more!
with Scotland’s children and families at its heart
Thirty-five years of experience creating magical accessible, interactive and exciting pantomime.
We bring theatre to schools, families and communities to ensure everyone can access theatre in Scotland.
Our pantomimes are well known for their:
contemporary takes on traditional stories
Our bright and colourful costumes and, classic pantomime sets bring a smile to children and families alike with lots of moments to boo, hiss, and sing-a-long with the characters.
We know that organising a trip out can be stressful.
That’s why we make it easy and bring everything to you with our bespoke sets designed specifically for school and community halls with all the magic of pantomime.
Our expert team of professionals is ready to set up the theatre in the comfort of your own venue.
Bringing with us the entire experience from staging, lights, song, costumes, and actors and the joy of pantomime to your community this festive season.
Fantastic energy. Jokes and music were current and entertaining, one of the best school pantos I've ever seen!
P2 Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes, South Lanarkshire
The set and costumes were beautiful, just like a storybook.
P5 Teacher, Lawthorn, North Ayrshire
Hopscotch got it just right. The signing was strong with great Scottish comedy and slick costume changes – very impressive!
Family audience member, Dunoon Burgh Hall
As usual, an excellent performance: clear and concise which held everyone’s attention, including the Head Teachers’ in ‘rapture’!
Head Teacher Overton PS, Inverclyde
Scenery and costumes were effective! Children got scared just enough by the baddies and they really enjoyed the audience participation, even the P6s joined in.
Head Teacher, Netherlee PS
and our answers
Can I book by phone?
Absolutely, we love to speak with you by phone!
Remember to tell us who you are, where you would like the performance to take place, and when you are looking for a visit.
What happens on the day of our show?
Our team will arrive up to one hour before the show begins to set up and make the magic happen!
Be on hand to say hello and then sit back, relax and let us take care of the magic.
How long does it take to confirm my booking?
We aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
Due to popular demand, we might not be able to secure your preferred date, but we'll do our best to secure the best date we can.
What do we need to do before our booking?
We advise clearing the performance space and set up any seating. We'll arrive with everything else and our show won't disappoint!
What size of playing space do you need?
We need a minimum of 4 x 6m squared to set up our staging, lights and sound.
Can we include an interval?
For community venues, we can include an interval. Due to school timetables, we do not recommend including an interval.
Can we ask for a relaxed performance?
Yes, please get in touch with one of our staff in the office to discuss this further and arrange.
Can I get a December Panto date?
Yes! We tour up until the last day of term in December but these dates are very popular so we recommend getting in touch as soon as you can.
What are Hopscotch's Safeguarding measures?
Our Safeguarding Policy is kept up to date in line with best practice and is available upon request. All of our staff have been checked through Disclosure Scotland before the tour begins and carry photographic ID.
How much time does your team need to set up?
We need a minimum of 45 min to set up and 30 mins to take everything down.
Can I change the start time of the show?
We will work with your staff to accommodate lunch and other activities where we can but due to school timetables, we must set strict finish times.
When will I need to pay and is there a deposit?
Once your booking is in our diary we will ask for a small deposit to confirm your place, the balance can be paid up to 30 days after the performance.
Can I reserve pantomime for next year?
Yes, our pantomime tour calendar officially opens on the 15th of January but you can contact us to register your interest beforehand and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your prefered date.