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Meet our Members: Dot, Vera and Sandra

Posted on 16 October 2018

After enjoying an afternoon of behind-the-scenes magic on our exclusive backstage tour last week, Belgrade Members Dot, Vera (My Belgrade Events) and Sandra (My Belgrade +) reflected on their experiences at the Theatre over the years.

All three recalled childhood memories of visiting the theatre to watch our enchanting pantomimes with their schools, which was when they first discovered their love of theatre. Over the years, it was this passion for live performance that inspired them not only to sign up as Members, but also to lend their time to the theatre as volunteers for the communications team. From helping with mail-outs to putting up posters, they are passionate about spreading the word about the Belgrade’s shows and encouraging other people to join them in sharing the thrill of live theatre.

Asked what their favourite thing was about being a Member of the Belgrade Theatre, our exclusive invite-only VIP Nights were brought up immediately. By becoming a My Belgrade Events Member, you will receive invites to 6 VIP nights per year.

Vera commented: “I’ve enjoyed myself every time I’ve been here. I love speaking to the cast after the shows and having the opportunity to say well done. Also, I never would have thought to buy tickets to certain performances that have had a VIP night, and have really enjoyed them.”

Sandra added: “My favourite VIP night was 20th Century Boy. I came back four times to watch the performance again! We all loved the most recent VIP night for We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, and we all want to come again!”

Dot spoke fondly about the memories and friendships she has made since becoming a Member: “I enjoy the diversity of the membership and the wide range of performances the Belgrade offers. I also enjoy meeting the cast at VIP nights and hearing all of their backstage stories. My favourite VIP night was for Cougar. I came back to watch it five more times!”

With our Page to Stage programme right round the corner, Dot, Sandra and Vera can’t wait to follow the creative process of our Sleeping Beauty pantomime from the rehearsal room to the glittering spectacle you see on our Main Stage. Our Page to Stage package includes a tour of our Belgrade Production Services workshop, and invitations to the cast and crew meet and greet, dress rehearsal and VIP night.

Vera said: “ Page to Stage is very special, and seeing the process all the way through is amazing. I like coming to the VIP night and also the last night to see how it has changed.”

Dot added: “I enjoy seeing the costume designs and sets during the Red Lane workshop tour.”

This year, we’re on a mission to start Christmas early at the Belgrade, so why not join us now and become a My Belgrade Events Member in time to receive your sparkling Sleeping Beauty VIP invite?

Our thanks to Dot, Vera and Sandra for their time and their continued support as Membersfind out more here.

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