In celebration of Take a Child to the Theatre Day, the MECC is giving out free yo-yos and bookmarks to children.
The annual day of celebration aims to encourage families to introduce children to the benefits and enchantment of live theatre.
All children who visit the box office between Monday 20th and Saturday 25th of March will receive gifts.
MECC and Events manager Andrew Bobeldyk says the yo-yo and bookmark giveaways are the MECC’s way to welcome new faces into the building.
“We want all families to feel welcomed when they visit our theatre,” he says.
“If you haven’t been to the MECC before, come along and say hello.”
Each year, the DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season brings stage adaptations of popular children’s books to the MECC stage.
Previous years have included performances The Hungry Caterpillar, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Pete the Sheep.
“The 2023 season includes Possum Magic, Just Live, Wind in the Willows and Roald Dahl’s The Twits,” Mr Bobeldyk says.
“All fantastic books, which will be brought to life with the magic of theatre.”
Families are advised they do not need to make a purchase to receive free yo-yos and bookmarks for their children.
Simply visit the box office, say hello, and the staff will welcome you with a smile, a bookmark and a yo-yo.