Casino – Frequently Asked Questions

What does ‘Pay What You Decide’ mean?

This means you don’t have to pay for your ticket until after you have seen the show – and you choose how much you would like to pay.

We are offering tickets like this so you not only pay what you can afford, but also base it on how much you enjoyed the evening and wish to support our work.

Book your seat in advance, through Eventbrite, then decide what to pay after the show. We can accept either cash or card.

All people involved in the production of the event have been paid, so all of the money collected will go towards funding future productions, workshops and events.

What does ‘scratch’ mean?

A ‘scratch’ performance is an early version of a new piece of theatre. It often features just the performers, with little or no set, props, costume, lighting or sound design.

It’s an opportunity for the writer and creative team to see how the script works in front of an audience and learn more about what they may change or keep, before turning it into a full production.

How long is it?

Casino is approximately 45 minutes long, with no interval. There will then be a short Q&A with the writer and director, approximately 15 minutes long, after each performance.

Who is it suitable for?

Casino is suitable for people aged 14 and over.

What time does the show start?

The performance will start at 7pm on every night.

When do doors open?

Doors open at 6.30pm.

Where is the venue?

Humber Street Gallery is approximately halfway down Humber Street, next door to Social, where you may have seen our panto in December.

The performance will take place on the top floor of the gallery – accessible by stairs and lift – however you will enter from the ground floor cafe area.

Where can I park my car?

The Fruit Market multi-storey car park is the nearest car park, accessed from Blackfriargate. The postcode for your satnav is HU1 1AW. There is also some free, but very limited on-street parking in the Fruit Market area.

Do we have specific seats?

No, seating is unreserved. We ask you kindly to fill seats from the front. Some seats will be reserved for BSL and wheelchair users.

Does the venue have wheelchair access?

Yes. If you have any specific needs please contact us ahead of your visit.

Please note wheelchair spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by using the promo code “Wheelchair” at checkout.

Can I reserve seats for the BSL performances so I can see the interpreter?

Yes. Please use the promo code “BSL” at checkout.

Do you have free carer tickets?

Yes. As tickets are available as ‘pay what you decide’, simply book an extra ticket for your essential companion under no obligation to pay anything after the performance.

Are there refreshments?

Yes. The Humber Street Gallery bar/cafe will be selling alcohol, hot drinks and soft drinks.

Is there a bar?

Yes. Humber Street Gallery stock a variety of beers, wines and spirits.

Is there a breakout area?

Yes, the other gallery spaces will be available.

Is there a relaxed performance?

All of our performances are relaxed in so far as noise and movement are welcome in the audience throughout. This production does not feature any loud music or noises.

Can I book tickets on the door?

Yes, provided the performance has not sold out in advance. Please check Middle Child social media accounts on the day of the performance for updates on sold out shows.

Covid 19: Are you social distancing?

These performances will not be socially distanced.

Covid 19: What measures are you taking?

You can find the most up to date regulations on the government website. We ask that you do not attend if you are showing symptoms.

Covid 19: Do we have to wear masks?

No, but you are welcome to make that decision for yourself.

Covid 19: What happens if I can’t attend because of a positive test or illness?

If you or a member of your party are unwell and unable to attend a performance, please contact Middle Child audience development manager Jamie Potter up to one hour before the performance starts to release your ticket.

Covid 19: What happens if a show is cancelled?

If a performance is rescheduled or postponed you will be offered a transfer to an alternative performance, pending availability.