Pimlico Opera in Prison

Bronzefield Prison
Sat 7 March – Sun 15 March 2020


Pimlico Opera


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.

Performance details

Join us behind bars at for Hairspray at Bronzefield Prison. Find out more about the performance dates and pricing.



Sister Act, Bronzefield prison, 2014

Sweet Charity

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.

Project history

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.

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Sister Act, Bronzefield prison, 2014