CHILDCARE FAQs

 

Missmanaged Theatre’s production RATTLED is playing at the Old Red Lion Theatre next year from the 12 February - 2nd March. In an effort to make theatre a more accessible and welcoming space for parents with young children, we have teamed up with the awesome Bea & Co. creative child care agency, to provide FREE CHILDCARE for parents attending the Sunday matinee performances of RATTLED. We have a special, cosy area in the theatre reserved just for the children, so whilst you're seeing a brilliant new play and having a drink after with your friends, your kids will be downstairs having their own day-out, supervised by the superb creative sitters of Bea & Co.

We imagine you might have some questions about how this all works, so please have a read of the below. If we haven’t answered your questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


I’VE BOOKED A CHILDFREE TICKET. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Once you book a CHILDFREE ticket, email Bea & Co. at london@beaandco.com with RATTLED MATINEE as the subject. Let them know the date you have booked and the number of children you are bringing. They will then be in touch with a simple form for you to fill out and will send you details about the specific Creative looking after your child.

WHO IS LOOKING AFTER MY CHILD?

All our child sitters are provided by Bea & Co. Creative Childcare agency. Bea & Co is a unique London members’ agency specialising in providing families and organisations with excellent child care from the highest quality creative people. Whether private or corporate, Bea & Co offers a highly individual first class service tailored to each of our members' needs.

All our sitters are experienced carers, and you will receive all information about the Creative looking after your child ahead of the performance so you’ll be seeing a familiar face on the day.

HOW LONG DOES THE CHILDCARE LAST?

Up to two hours. We will open the drop off zone at 10.30am, half an hour before the performance begins at 11am. The play will finish at 12pm so you will still have another half an hour to grab a drink and chat with friends about the show.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE WITH MY CHILD?

Once you arrive at the theatre, you and your child will be met by Producer, Catherine Chalk, and introduced to the Creative looking after your child. You can arrive anytime between 10.30am and 11am. We will help your child get settled with fun and games and you’ll be free to head into the theatre.

HOW MANY CHILDREN CAN I LEAVE WITH YOU WHEN I BOOK A TICKET?

Each sitter will look after a maximum of two children to ensure they receive the care and attention they deserve. If you would like childcare for more than two children, you will need to book a second CHILDFREE ticket.

WHERE WILL MY CHILD BE?

We have a spacious, enclosed area in the Old Red Lion Theatre reserved as a drop off zone. You will be just upstairs from this area in the theatre. The downstairs pub is closed to the public until 12pm (at which time the performance ends) so the kids will have the run of the place. Our sitters can also take children out for walks/to the park/on an adventure, if you would prefer. The drop off zone will be supervised by Producer, Catherine Chalk, who will be present to answer any questions on the day. If you would like more information just drop us an email at enquiries@missmanagedtheatre.com and we’d be very happy to help.

WHAT AGE DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE?

We can look after children of any age, and babes in arms are welcome in the theatre.

HOW MANY CHILDREN WILL YOU BE LOOKING AFTER?

We will look after a maximum of 20 children per performance. This ensures the drop off zone will be spacious and safe for all children, with room for games and noise alongside space for quietly reading and having a snooze.

HOW DO I RECEIVE DISCOUNTED EVENING CHILDCARE FROM BEA&CO?

If you’d like to book discounted childcare with Bea & Co. for an evening you are seeing RATTLED, simply drop them an email at london@beaandco.com with RATTLED as the subject. Include and/or forward on your booking confirmation for RATTLED to them so they know the night you are seeing the play and they will take it from there.  

FOR WHICH PERFORMANCES IS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Sunday matinees. These will be on the 17th and 24th February at 11am.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CHILDCARE COST?

Absolutely nothing! Your CHILDFREE ticket comes with completely free childcare for up to two children per ticket.

 

If we haven’t answered your question please get in touch at enquiries@missmanagedtheatre.com and we will get back to you immediately. We hope to see you in February!