UKPA Offer Eight Free Delegate Passes for their First Annual Pantomime Symposium in Collaboration with Staffordshire University

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023, the UK Pantomime Association and Staffordshire University will hold the first of their annual pantomime symposia at Staffordshire University’s London Campus at Here East, Stratford, London. 

Bringing together producers, practitioners, performers, writers and academics, the symposium will address the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry and highlight instances of innovation, creativity and best practice.

Through a series of three panels, the symposium hopes to collectively gain an informed sense of the diverse, varied and evolving landscape of contemporary British pantomime today.

Confirmed speakers include Jon Bradfield, Morgan Brind, Donovan Christian Cary, Alim Jadavji, Linda John-Pierre, Becca Lee-Isaacs, Gracie McGonigal, Vikki Stone, Emily Wood and Daniel York Loh, with more to be announced.

This symposium builds upon two successful round-table meetings with producers and practitioners held in October 2021 and ongoing work and research linked to Staffordshire University’s MA in Contemporary Pantomime Practice. 

The UKPA is delighted to offer eight free delegate passes for the day. The pass includes access to all panels, refreshments and lunch, but excludes accommodation and travel expenses. The symposium is unable to facilitate online attendance, but recordings of the panels will be made available after the event.

If you would like to be considered for a free place, please contact the UKPA via with a short statement outlining how attendance would benefit your research and/or practice.

Deadline: Midnight, 15th February 2023.