Witchend · 28/12/2019 12:37
Depends on the 14 month old. At our local theatre they wouldn't need a ticket, but if they get upset they will remove you promptly.
Dd1 would have been fine, as she was very good at sitting still quietly. We went to far harder things to sit through and she never raised a peep.
Dd2 went to the panto first at 6 week. She loved it, and just bounced on my knee the whole time watching the lights.
At 13 months she was harder, but was fine.
With ds at 18 months we watched the first half one day and the second half another day as he wouldn't sit still for the whole thing. I wouldn't have taken him if we couldn't have done that (knew director who arranged that)
gubbinsy · 28/12/2019 12:56
Please don't. I work in a theatre and we have guidelines that it's really not for under 3s. It's loud and could damage hearing, whilst Panto is meant to be about joining in and shouting, it's not for running around and there's a difference between people joining in and a child crying.
MrsAgassi · 28/12/2019 13:10
We went last week and there was a crying baby that wasn’t taken out. Very distracting for the audience but I felt very sorry for the performers, must have been challenging for them!
I personally wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t have left my 6 year old sat there if I’d had to take the younger one out.
If there’s 2 adults going though it will easier.
UndertheCedartree · 28/12/2019 13:22
At my local pantomimes all children need a ticket so you may not be able to for that reason. They also reccomend not suitable for under 5s as lots of noise from special effects, mildly scary scenes etc. Personally I definitely think it would be unsuitable for a baby. And then of course a child that age won't have the attention span meaning having to leave early/go out every now and again spoiling it for your older child and causing disruption to others. So no I really wouldn't.
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