We are committed to making Winterville a true community event designed to not only entertain local residents, but to help enrich the local community. We have a range of discounts and opportunities for local residents and are also working with local organisations to help the event and benefit the area and people who live there. As part of this we have set up a Winterville Community Fund. Every operator at the event is donating a percentage of each ticket to the fund. This levy will then be put back into local initiatives directly related to the Common. Each year the Winterville Community Board (made up of a Winterville director, the chair of CCMAC and a local councillor) will liaise locally via CCMAC to determine where best to distribute the donations.
Residents and employees of local businesses enjoy a 50% discount on ice skating sessions between 11am and 5pm Mon to Fri. There are also a limited amount of discounted Local Resident Tickets available for all Mimi & The Snow Dragon performances on a first-come, first-served basis.
We’re putting aside 10% of all theatre tickets to give away to low-income families via local community housing schemes and children’s centres.
School children can enjoy the ice rink for just £3 a skate (normal price £10.50) on Monday to Friday during the 11am, midday and 1pm sessions. There are 30 discounts per session on a first-come, first-served basis and schools can book the entire 30 places in advance.
Schools tickets for Mimi & The Snow Dragon are £7 per child (normal price £10) and teachers go free. Alternatively, schools can book the whole Spiegeltent exclusively. This allows schools to bring six classes and up to 20 accompanying teachers/adults (maximum capacity 200) for the special rate of £1,000, which equals £5 per ticket.