Pimlico Opera in Prison
Sat 7 March – Sun 15 March 2020
The prison project continues to thrive thanks to the generosity of trusts and individuals.
We receive no public subsidy and are reliant wholly on donations.
Supporters receive priority booking from 5 November.
How it works
Since 1991 the project has taken more than 60,000 public into prison and more than 1,000 prisoners have participated. Five weeks of intensive rehearsal – all day, every weekday – can be challenging: most prisoners have never been to the theatre, some cannot read, for some English is a second language. The result is an excellent piece of musical theatre performed before a paying public by a cast largely made up of prisoners.
The project was started by Wasfi Kani OBE in 1987 and has since taken more than 60,000 members of the public into prison; worked with more than 1,000 prisoners and enabled over 10,000 prisoners to see a show.