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Online School Pantomime 2021

Hopscotch are excited to announce that we will be streaming our interactive pantomime to schools and families for winter 2021, made possible with the kind support of the Scottish Government’s Adapt and Thrive programme. It’s the purr-fect way to celebrate with your community in the safety of your own classroom.

Book an online pantomime and get access to lots of winter goodies such as our pantomime activity pack, teacher led resources.

online bookings for Schools, Families & community groups

Book tickets for online panto 2021.


Click here for your whole class to enjoy a live online panto experience this Winter 2021

Community Groups

If you represent a community group and would like to watch this together we can arrange this for you.

An interactive online panto for Winter 2021

Written by celebrated children’s playwright Zoë Bullock, it features:

An amazing theatre design adapted for live streaming

Lots of interactive and shout-out moments in real time

100% Safe. View from a secure only platform

Super easy to access online and share with your community

It really couldn’t be easier to be whisker-d away to the theatre this year!

Online Interactive Pantomime



Thanks to the generous funding from the Scottish Governments Adapt and Thrive programme we can bring you this unique live online experience. We’ve teamed up with digital and creative experts, to make a pantomime that’s accessible, interactive and perfectly suited to your school needs.

A live online pantomime includes:

Personal shout-outs to feature in the live show

Instant access to songs and pantomime participation pack.

Our pantomime is specifically created for schools and community groups. It is bespoke, relevant and tailored to your needs

Interactive creative activities and actions.

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.


Online Interactive Package

When booking a live online pantomime we still promise lots of interactive and shout-out moments and lots of additional festive perks and freebies.

As one of Scotland’s most trusted theatre companies specialising in community pantomime for primary schools and family audiences, we know what our audiences are looking for when it comes to a live streamed event. That’s why we’ve come up with a unique approach to bring this experience to you in the safety of your own community bubble.

Our team has worked tirelessly to create a unique experience that combines the theatrics of a live stage show with audience participation.

A perfect addition to Winter festivities for schools this year! It really is everything you need to give your pupils the best Panto experience possible

Great value for your entire school

Cost is based on school roll sizes to make it affordable:

School Roll: 150 and below £195

School Roll: 150 – 300 £275

School Roll: 300 and over £355


That’s fully interactive for all ages will enjoy, including eco and fun Scottish twists

Tailored for your community

With personal touches, like shout-outs, intervals and lots of audience participation – and yes all online! 


Not only is your community protected but your booking is too, for any reason you experience difficulties during the show or would like a copy of the recording afterwards bubbles can still watch at your own convenience and on demand.


It promises to be a pantomime that everyone can enjoy from their own bubble, with a free complimentary Pantomime activity pack to get your community in the mood!

100% Safe Pantomime

We know that keeping your learners safe is very important

That’s why we have made our pantomime easy to access to bring the panto experience to your screens. This is a LIVE experience and classrooms will be able to interact via chat.   

Our highly trained Glasgow-based team of professionals are ready to stream live to the comfort of your own venue and bring the theatre to life!

This online experience will include theatre staging, lights, song, costumes, and actors to bring the joy of pantomime to your community audience 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

A live pantomime experience that won’t disappoint

We are value for money

30 years experience streamed live to you.

We are top quality

Expertly combine traditional stage craft with contemporary stories that young and old can enjoy.

We stream live to you

Making the process and on the day easy and stress free.

We are community minded

We will connect virtual audiences together, making learning and accessibility fun.

online booking

Schedule a live online pantomime

Making a booking for a live interactive pantomime is instant and simple.

Select the live date and time that works for you and how many will be attending so we can bring your community together for the experience.

Once your booking is complete and paid you’ll be given immediate access to the pantomime activity pack, songs, and team interviews.

Additional goodies included such as  fun teacher led festive adventures for the classroom.

We try to keep our prices as affordable and within reach as possible, whilst still being able to provide a quality experience.

Colin a brightly dressed young many with a yellow hat and red, yellow and blue ruffles on his sleeves. He is peaking through a door way smiling.


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.


Will my show be cancelled due to COVID?

We are returning fully to a live tour schedule for 2022-23, and we can't wait to see you again!

However, with Covid-19 still very much amongst us, we will follow all available guidance and guidelines.


How long does it take until my booking is confirmed?

We aim to get back to your request within a week. Once you have submitted a request form we will look at a range of options that would suit your school or community venue. Unfortunately we can't always guarantee your first choice but we will always try and work with you to find an alternative solution. Once the date is agreed we will send you a digital confirmation.


Do I need to prepare anything in advance of your visit?

We advise clearing the performance space our team will be using and set up any seating required for your audience. We'll arrive with everything else and a panto that 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 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 on the day of our visit by cheque or bank transfer 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.

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