Halifax's Victoria Theatre Bans Single Use Plastic Toys At Panto

They won't be selling any at this year's pantomime and are asking visitors not to bring any in with them.

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax have announced they won't be selling any disposable plastic flashing toys at this year's pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

They're also asking visitors not to purchase plastic toys from anywhere before the show, saying these won't be allowed into the theatre.

The theatre say it's part of their aim to reduce the use of single use plastics for environmental reasons, but also because performers have described flashing toys as a distraction during the show.

Instead the theatre will be selling what they describe as a range of 'higher quality toys'.

These are designed to last for many years and will include things like hand puppets, finger puppets and pencils with playful toppers.

Tim Fagan, The Victoria Theatre Theatres Manager said

“Plastic pollution is a global issue and whilst this is a small step, we hope that this is just one step closer to encouraging our organisation and guests to think more about the use of single use plastic. We are also looking at other environmental initiatives and are trialling recycling solutions in the venue in the coming months.”

Beauty and the Beast runs at the Victoria Theatre from Saturday 14 December to Sunday 5 January.

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