The Old Rep Treasure Island – Big Art Competition!

Last year I introduced my kids to their first ever Christmas Pantomime. We had a lovely time out, the kids thoroughly enjoyed their show and I vouched to make a Christmas Pantomime an annual adventure for us all as a way for them to get prepared for Christmas.

This year we have been invited by the The Old Rep, Birmingham to watch their Christmas Production and also spread the word. We are very excited as this years show is Treasure Island and my kids really enjoy pretending to be pirates.

To help spark the buzz about the upcoming production, The Old Rep have come up with a fantastic competition for your little ones to create their own Treasure Island. The competition is open until the 10th October 2015 with a winner being announced shortly after, the winner will receive 5 free tickets to the production and also their masterpiece will be on the front cover of the programme. All over entries will be displayed on a noticeboard for everyone to see who visits the show.

You will find all details of this really fun competition in the press release below, good luck!

The Old Rep is on the hunt for the region’s next big ARRR-tist

Treasure Island - Crew

The Old Rep has launched a swashbuckling competition in a bid to discover the region’s budding young artists this summer.

To celebrate its recently announced pirate-themed Christmas production, The Old Rep is inviting children up to the age of 12 years to get creative and design their very own Treasure Island.

Whether you dream of pirates, sailing ships, mermaids, talking parrots, or something completely different, The Old Rep wants to see what your fantasy island would look like. Let your imagination run wild with colours, paint, glue, glitter – you can use anything you like to create your artistic masterpiece. Make sure it’s bright and eye-catching so it will really stand out!

Brought to the stage by Scott Ritchie and BOA, The Old Rep will be battening down the hatches later this year as the classic tale of Treasure Island takes to the stage from 20th November 2015 to 3rd January. Featuring tales of buccaneers and buried gold, this magical voyage will include matinee and evening performances for visitors of all ages.

The winner of the competition – chosen by a celebrity judge – will have their work featured on the front cover of the Treasure Island programme, which will be available at The Old Rep throughout the duration of the show. The winner will also receive five free tickets for them and their family to see the Treasure Island production and have the opportunity to meet the talented pirate cast.

For those who aren’t lucky enough to win, there will still be the chance for artistic fame, as entries will be displayed throughout the theatre in a dedicated Treasure Island art competition gallery.

Gaynor Cheshire, CEO of The Old Rep, said: “With the launch of our Treasure Island art competition, parents need not worry about hearing those dreaded words, ‘I’m bored!’, during the summer holidays!

“We would like to encourage children all across the region to pick up their paint brushes, crayons and pens and channel their inner Van Gogh. Good luck to all those who enter – we can’t wait to see the submissions!”

To enter, you need to submit a picture of your fantasy Treasure Island to The Old Rep by Saturday 10th October 2015. This can be done in two different ways: either post your artwork to Treasure Island Art Competition, The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY, or scan your picture and email it to

This competition is open to children of up to 12 years. Please make sure that you include your full name, age and a contact telephone number with your entry. The Old Rep cannot guarantee that they will be able to return your picture.

For more information about the Treasure Island, or to book tickets, visit or call 0121 359 9444.

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