Starlight Pantomimes

He’s behind you!

Starlight Pantomimes give sick children the chance to boo, hiss, cheer and shout… and forget for a while about how unwell they feel.  Twice a year, the Starlight Panto troupe criss-crosses the UK visiting hospitals and hospices and bringing distraction and fun to thousands of children.

“Today means a lot to the children, especially the little boy in the front row who hasn’t laughed for weeks. It is a proven fact that play and laughter help recuperation… like the little girl who was wheeled down in her bed to watch; her recovery will definitely be improved for being out of her ward this afternoon.” Julie Ainsworth, Play Specialist at Evelina Children’s Hospital, following a visit from the Starlight Panto

Do you work in a hospital or hospice? Access everything you need to book a Starlight Panto performance for the children in your care on our dedicated Hospitals and Hospices page.

Panto brings the magic of Christmas to sick children

Isabelle and Dame Blanche

Starlight's Christmas Pantomime Tour started in true style at Evelina Children's Hospital on Monday 14th November. With shouts of 'he's behind you!', boos and cheers from the children and nurses, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the interactive performan...

Starlight’s Storytellers Tour is just what the doctor ordered!

Starlight Storytellers Tour

Starlight Children's Foundation brought a big dose of sunshine to poorly children in hospitals and hospices across the country when its amazing Storytellers Tour paid a visit. The eight week long Starlight Storytellers Tour, which visited 96 childre...

Ashleigh & Pudsey are special guests at Starlight’s Christmas Panto!

Ashleigh and Pudsey at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Best-known for winning Britain’s Got Talent, pawsome duo Ashleigh & Pudsey recently dropped in to see Starlight’s Christmas Panto.

Starlight Panto Dick Whittington brings laughter to Naomi House

Widdow Twanky has cooked a pie

The Starlight  Panto tour, Dick Whittington, recently visited Naomi House Hospice, where they brought lots of fun,  laughter and excitement to patients, mums, dads, brothers,sisters and staff alike. "It's great to have something  to look forward t...

Starlight Summer Panto at Worthing Hospital

Big smiles when the Starlight panto tour visited Worthing hospital

The Starlight Summer Panto tour recently visited Worthing Hospital, where the characters brought laughter and fun into the lives of patients and staff alike!

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