Tell us about how Take A Seat came about.

Take A Seat Productions started 5 years ago. I [Chantelle] was actually working in the city at the time and the company I worked for was organising a Family Day. I was keen to get involved and put my Musical Theatre & Drama training to good use. I knew that I wanted to create a day where families could spend time together taking part in different activities but all with a performance element to them. I wanted the events to be interactive; a chance for everyone to be involved and entertained.

What can people expect from the Christmas Panto?

We are so excited about the Panto! There will be lots of booing our Ugly Step Sisters, dancing and games with Buttons, lots of laughs and fabulous costumes! A great way to get into the festive spirit!

Do you live locally?

I live in Crystal Palace. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep!

Why do you like hosting your events at the Mansion?

The venue is awesome, which just adds to the events. It’s especially great for things like Halloween and Christmas! The staff are always on hand and so friendly and sometimes I even just pop down for a coffee and walk around the park.

Tell us about any events you have upcoming at Beckenham Place Mansion or elsewhere.

After the brilliant feedback from our Superhero Summer School, we are planning on running some more holiday workshops in Easter and the Summer.  In 2020 we will be focusing on delivering our Family Day packages to corporate clients and we are also working with lots of schools to deliver Drama workshops and offer LAMDA drama teaching. We are also very exciting to be collaborating with the Mansion on our party packages.

Take a Seat’s Christmas Family Panto is on at the Mansion over two performances on 15th December: 11am and 12:30pm.