Children looking to write to Santa this Christmas need look no further than Clacton’s Princes Theatre.
The theatre elves are helping Father Christmas this year by delivering letters to him which are posted in the special post box in front of the Box Office inside the Town Hall foyer – or, if the Town Hall is closed, using the brass letterbox to the side of the entrance.
Alternatively children can also post a letter addressed to Santa c/o Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton, CO15 1SE.
Every child who posts a letter before Monday, 13 December will receive a personalised reply from Father Christmas.
Alex Porter, Chief Elf at the Princes Theatre and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council (TDC), which runs the venue, said he hoped the letters would add a touch of magic for Christmas.
“We already try to add our own bit of magic to Christmas with the pantomime, which is a treat for the whole family, but this year we wanted to make it extra special,” Councillor Porter said.
“So if your little one would like a letter from Santa then you can write to him through us here at the Princes Theatre and we’ll make sure he writes back – even though it is a very busy time.”
To receive a response from Santa children must include their return address, as Santa’s magic to find children is reserved for Christmas Eve and present delivery.
Tickets are on sale for this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, starring Ben Haenow, Gemma Bissix and Dave Benson Phillips, and produced by Anton Benson Productions. To book visit www.princestheatre.co.uk or alternatively call the Box Office on 01255 686633 option 1.