A "drive-in" musical theatre event is coming to Meadowhall - and will help to raise money for homelessness charity
Tickets have gone on sale for a drive-in musical theatre event at Meadowhall, during which audiences will be treated to performances of popular theatre shows including Hairspray to Annie, We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia.
Organised and staged by Roundabout, the Musical Theatre Drive-In will be presented live in the orange car park at Meadowhall Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 12.
Roundabout is a South Yorkshire youth homeless charity, which supports young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and proceeds from the event will help them to continue running their services.
Roundabout’s Events Fundraiser, Emily Bush, said: “Roundabout has been badly hit by the pandemic and to ensure we can continue running our services and be there to support as many young people as possible, we are looking to the future and creating events to help inspire both current and new supporters.
“This is a true drive-in experience but instead of a movie, we are aiming for a fantastic display of live entertainment.”
From Hairspray to Annie, We Will Rock You to Mamma Mia, Kinky Boots to The Rocky Horror Show, some of South Yorkshire’s most talented singers and theatre companies will perform numbers from a variety of popular musical theatre shows in support of Roundabout.
Meadowhall, The Leadmill, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University are among the organisations that have already pledged to support the event.
Tickets for the event have now gone on sale, and the cost for one car with two people is £35, with three people £47, with four people £60 and five people £65, with a seven seater restricted parking space for £70.
All tickets are subject to a ticket booking fee and there are limited socially distanced spaces available for people without a car.
For the next two weeks there is a special early discount, which gives bookers a £5 saving.
The shows will have a drive-in format, with all vehicles safely social distanced and with the numbers of performers on stage limited to follow all current government safety guidelines.
There will be four full performances throughout the day - at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
Emily added: “Sheffield is a city that really supports the arts and we cannot wait to be able to bring theatre back to the city in a covid-secure way.”
To make a booking for any of the four shows, please visit: https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/event/musical-theatre-drive/