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Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Disney serve Pride Afternoon Tea during June

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Disney Theatrical Group, and Diversity Role Models are proud to announce their partnership in honour of Pride Month this June. You can enjoy Pride Afternoon Tea, a special cocktail and an exclusive screening in collaboration with Disney’s Frozen The Musical. Disney has been working with Diversity Role Models for over 3 years and were pleased to extend the collaboration this year with LW Theatres

Alex Feis-Bryce, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Role Models comments: “Pride is a time for celebrating how far the LGBTQ+ community has come but it’s also a time to remember that our struggle for equality is ongoing and we have more work to do. At Diversity Role Models we promote the understanding of difference and celebration of diversity in schools. We are really grateful that LW Theatres are supporting us by donating a proportion of the income from their exciting Pride programme to our charity in addition to Disney’s support during a special performance later in the month. This will help us deliver more workshops in schools, reaching more young people and changing more lives for the better.” 

Pride Afternoon Tea is in support of Diversity Role Models

The Lane will present a special edition of their renowned Regency Afternoon Tea to celebrate Pride Month, with £1 from every Afternoon Tea consumed during June being donated to the Diversity Role Models, a leading charity whose mission is to end LGBTQ+ bullying by harnessing the power of storytelling to build empathy and celebrate diversity. 

During Pride month, visitors to the Grand Saloon will be greeted by a stunning Instagrammable installation entrance from Taittinger, and from the moment you set foot into the space, guests will be surrounded by opulent elegance featuring dazzling chandeliers, ornate ceilings, beautiful furnishings and fine art.  

Free screenings and talks at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Disney

Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Disney will also be hosting free screenings and talks in the Cecil Beaton Bar on Friday, 28th June. Enjoy decadent cocktails and drinks while watching a Disney Pixar SparkShort film called Out. The film will be playing on loop all day, intercut with interviews with creatives. In addition, David Kerby-Kendall, host of Theatre Tours at The Lane, will do a talk during the day. This is free to attend with no registration required. 

Frozen the Musical’s special Pride performance

As a grand finale, Frozen the Musical will be showcasing a special Pride performance on Friday, 28th June at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Diversity Role Models and Disney Theatrical Group have worked together since 2021 and are thrilled to bring more opportunities to support the DRM mission through this performance. 

In addition, a special show-themed cocktail called Ice Queen with vodka, lycee, fruit tea and lemonade will be available to enjoy at with the Regency Afternoon Tea in the Grand Saloon. It’s also on the menu at Cecil Beaton Bar or during your visit to Disney’s Frozen The Musical. It’s great to hear that all profits of the cocktail on Pride Performance on 28th June will be donated to Diversity Role Models charity. 

The limited-edition Pride Afternoon Tea includes sweet treats from baker to the stars Lily Vanilli, including her renowned warm fruit scones, paired with jam and cream, with the standout piece being the fluffy vanilla cake filled with passionfruit and buttercream, covered in pink icing and topped with sprinkles and a rainbow colourful Pride garnish. A mini sticky toffee pudding is filled with a custard centre, drizzled in salted caramel and topped with a shard of pink chocolate.

Finally, finish off with a delicious strawberry ice cream sandwich created by Happy Endings, founded by a YBF award winner and champion for Queer business. This delicious ice cream sandwich is layered with marshmallow, strawberry parfait, brown sugar biscuit and dark chocolate.

The savoury items on the menu are created by The Lane in house Chefs and include a Coronation chicken pie. You can also enjoy a delectable bitesize English crumpet topped with Earl Grey infused cream cheese. The menu will also have John Ross Jnr smoked salmon; and a savoury madeleine with whipped English feta and pickled heritage carrot. 

Pride Afternoon Tea bookings

Be sure to book this limited-edition Pride Afternoon Tea experience and celebrate Pride month in style at this iconic theatre in London in the heart of Covent Garden, booking link here. 

Pride Afternoon Tea is priced from £59 per person, Children’s Afternoon tea is priced £20 per person. Available to book between 1-30 June. 

Vegan and gluten free options are available too.

www.thelane.co.uk

 

About The Lane

Following a £60 million restoration by Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, affectionately known as The Lane, was reopened in July 2021. The Lane has been reimagined as an all-day destination for entertainment in the heart of London’s Covent Garden – all sitting in Grade 1-listed Georgian interiors inspired by the building’s rich history.  

Since re-opening its doors, The Lane has welcomed over one million visitors across shows, guided tours, the Cecil Beaton bar, the Grand Saloon for Afternoon Tea and The Terrace. The theatre is open to everyone, from those who have tickets to shows, to anyone looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden.  

The Lane has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award in 2023. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. This places these winners among the 10% of all listings on TripAdvisor globally.
The Lane is wholly owned by LW Theatres, the largest operator of musical theatre in London. For more information visit www.thelane.co.uk. 

About Diversity Role Models

Diversity Role Models is a dynamic charity whose vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive. Our mission is to end bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools and promote understanding and acceptance of broader individual differences. Collaboratively, we’re determined to create inclusive learning environments where young people know they are valued and supported, regardless of their differences.  

Our experienced team of educators and inspiring volunteer role models deliver in-person and online workshops for students in schools and colleges. Using pioneering educational content underpinned by the power of storytelling. We speak openly about lived experiences of difference and bullying. Our volunteer role models are at the heart of our delivery. They share their journeys towards living happy and fulfilling lives to inspire others.  

Since our formation in 2011, we have worked directly with 1,000+ schools in the UK. We have delivered workshops to 200,000+ young people and trained 24,000+ school staff members.  

Our workshops have a positive impact on young people. Following our sessions, 96% of primary pupils said they would have greater respect for people who are different from them. 83% of primary pupils and 52% of secondary students said they would feel more confident being upstanders to bullying or people using inappropriate language. 

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