Magic Lamp trail at The Brooks Shopping Centre

November 19, 2021

The charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Play to the Crowd, and The Brooks Shopping Centre are delighted to announce a free Magic Lamp Trail throughout the shopping centre in the heart of Winchester. The trail is on now and will run until the 27 December.

Hidden throughout The Brooks Shopping Centre are ten magic lamps. Each lamp contains a letter that spell out one of the character’s names in Aladdin – this year’s pantomime at Theatre Royal Winchester.

Trail maps and entry forms can be collected from various points around the city including the Visitor Information Centre and Theatre Royal Winchester. Completed entry forms can then be posted in the post box in the shopping centre close to Primark or entries can be made online at Completed entries will then be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to see Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 2 January 2022 and a free goodie bag!

Kirstie Mathieson, Communications and Development Director at Play to the Crowd “We’re incredible thankful to The Brooks Shopping for supporting our pantomime, Aladdin. It’s been wonderful working with the team on this partnership and bringing to life our Magic Lamp Trail which we hope many families will enjoy this December.”

The Brooks Management Team are delighted to continue working with Theatre Royal Winchester and to be able to hold an event in partnership that brings our customers and tenants together at this festive time.

The trail was launched in style by two stars of Theatre Royal Winchester’s pantomime – Widow Twankey (Julian Eardley) and Pee Pee the Panda!

Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester runs from Saturday 4 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022.Tickets are available from or call 01962 840 440.

The Magic Lamp Trail is free to enter and runs until Tuesday 27 December. Trail maps are available from Theatre Royal Winchester, Visitor Information Centre and The Brooks Shopping Centre. For more information visit