Campus West Celebrates 50th Anniversary Kick-off
Friday 3rd February 2023
Don’t miss out on the best seats in the house as Robin Hood makes his merry way to the 2023 Campus West Panto, along with his adult-only alternative!
Campus West, Welwyn Garden City’s premier independent cinema, arts, and entertainment venue, begins its 50th anniversary celebrations this month with the first wave of panto tickets going on sale on Friday 10 February at 10am.
The 2023 pantomime will be Robin Hood, and its infamous Blue Panto counterpart will be Robin – Keep On Riding! Both shows promise all the belly laughs and thrills of previous years, with an extra sprinkle of magic to mark this important milestone. And once again, the venue is offering its ‘book now, pay later’ deal to help panto regulars secure their tickets well in advance.
Campus West was opened on 8 December 1973 by distinguished local actress Dame Flora Robson. Over the years, it has been a theatre-cinema, a large exhibition hall known as The Glasshouse, a banqueting hall which held dinner dances, and a nightclub called West One. Conferencing was eventually to take over the space until December 2013.
Today, Campus West prides itself on offering world-class entertainment with a local, independent feel; its state-of-the-art cinema screens boast the best in modern sound and projection technology, where audiences can enjoy the latest movie releases. It also offers ‘Event Cinema’ ranging from international theatre and music to ballet, opera, and exhibitions on the big screen.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Terry Mitchinson, said:
Campus West, in its many guises over the past 50 years, has always remained at the heart of our community. Our entertainment programme reflects the vibrant and diverse audience we serve.
“Now the venue has something special for all the family, whether that’s enjoying a movie with a glass of wine or beer, jumping around in soft play or on the bouncy castle, or having fun at the roller rink, everyone is welcome. We’re excited about our 50th anniversary, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our events throughout the year – not least our ever-popular panto!
As part of the 50th anniversary schedule, visitors will be treated to themed events, culminating on the official birthday, 8 December, with the grand opening of Robin Hood. Patrons of Campus West, old and new, will also be invited to get involved by sharing photos and stories of their experiences over the years. And, with its new, improved car park due to open this spring, Campus West will have lots to celebrate!
Panto 2023 tickets are now on sale!
Book now – pay later.
Looking for a fun-filled adventure? Look no further than our pantomime extravaganza at Campus West! Our highly anticipated show is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit, with plenty of laughs, music, and mayhem for audiences of all ages.
Get to the front of the queue this year! Reserve your panto tickets for Robin Hood, or its naughtier adult version, Robin: Keep On Riding!, from Friday, February 10, and pay nothing until May 31, 2023, at campus west panto.