Staff at the Princes Theatre are once again taking on elf duties this Christmas to help deliver and return letters to Santa.
With the exceptionally high number of children in Tendring on the good list, a post box in the foyer of the Clacton theatre will allow youngsters to write to Father Christmas – and receive a reply.
Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council – which runs the Princes Theatre – said he was pleased the venue could assist Santa for another year.
“I am very glad the Princes Theatre team has managed to negotiate a North Pole agreement to ensure good children can get their letters delivered to Santa in time for Christmas,” Councillor Porter said.
“This was a popular service last year, and we hope it will help put smiles on children’s faces this Christmas.”
The post box is available now for children to put their letters in, and last posting to guarantee a reply before Christmas is on 9 December.
As the theatre team is only helping with the letters – and do not have access to Santa’s full list – a return address must be included with missives to ensure a reply can be sent.
The theatre to North Pole postal service is free, though there is a donation pot close to the post box should anyone wish to contribute to the Princes Theatre’s access fund, which helps disadvantaged children access the exciting world of live theatre.