Win Beauty and the Beast tickets


We’re giving young artists and writers the chance to win a family ticket to our Christmas production of Beauty and the Beastshowing from 19 to 22 and 27 to 30 December on our Main Stage.

Entrants need to portray, in either a picture or words, their own vision of Beauty or the Beast. The story is one of the best-loved fairy tales of its time – but what is it about Beauty that makes her so irresistible, and why is the Beast so hideous to behold?

For our competition, we’re inviting youngsters up to the age of 14 to share their ideas, either by drawing or painting a picture or by writing a description of no more than 150 words.  

Entries can be as imaginative as you like – we only ask that the work is original, produced by the entrant, and (if on paper) no larger than A4.

Please note that we can only accept one entry per child.

The competition will be divided into two age groups: 7 to 10-year-olds and 11 to 14-year-olds. The winner of each age group will go through to a final round to produce an overall winner and runner up.

Entries can be posted to: Christmas Competition, Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, St Albans AL1 2DL, or scanned and emailed to marketing@abbeytheatre.org.uk. (Please put ‘B&B’ in the subject line.) Also include your name, address, date of birth and telephone number.

Pictures sent by email should be at least 72dpi and no bigger than 2MB. Each entry should be accompanied by a signed statement from the child’s parent or guardian that they consent for us to display the work in the Theatre foyer during the run.

The closing date for the  competition is Friday, 5 December 2014. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.


  • The winner will receive a ticket for two adults and four children to a single performance of Beauty and the Beast of their choosing (subject to availability), plus complimentary drinks, snacks and ice creams. They will also receive a framed copy of their entry.
  • The runner-up will be entitled to complimentary drinks, snacks and ice creams for up to two adults and four children, and will also receive a framed copy of their entry.
  • All entries will be displayed on a digital screen in the foyer during the run of the show.

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