Is there an artist in the house?

The 215 year old Kenton Theatre in Henley is really showing its age at the moment   as it looks like its doors will have to remain firmly shut for some time, along with every other theatre throughout the UK. Because of this, it is looking incredibly sad, with no lovely bright posters in the show cases heralding the new shows.

So we are asking children up to the age of 12 to paint or draw bright posters for the display cases that symbolize the theatre, whilst at the same time, sneaking in a rainbow to mark the great sacrifice and hard work carried out by the NHS and frontline workers.

Entries can either be popped through the letterbox or sent to the Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley, RG9 2BP, with the name and address, age and contact details of the artist on the back. Every month, the winning design will receive a £10 book token!

June 2020 Childrens’ Showcase Competition Winners

The Judges had a very difficult job choosing the winners! The standard from everyone was very high.  Big thanks to those from Valley Road School and Rupert House School for lots of entries.  In the end, Jessica Dingle’s Princess Jasmine with the thought bubble for the NHS and key workers along with a special quote that is very on trend at the moment, won the day.  Jessica won a £10 book token, along with a David Walliams mini colouring set and a kinder egg.  Runners up Olivia and James also received a David Walliams mini colouring set and a kinder egg.  All entries and winners can be seen below

The theme for July is REGATTA!

As we will be missing Henley’s special river-bourne celebrations this year, we would love to see the showcases alive with bright depictions of the event!  Once again, we want to see those sneaky rainbows and thank you messages tucked in there somewhere!  Several entries for June did not have a telephone number or an email address on the reverse so please make sure you include yours. We do not want a potential winner to miss out!

Entries may be sent any time in July and every entry will be displayed – we have six Showcases to fill! 

If you need to, Contact me, for further information

June Competition Winners

Winner, Jessica Dingle, aged 7  (Jasmine Aladdin

Runners up:

Olivia Watson, 8 (Lady and the Tramp)   James Robinson, 4 (Forky fromToy Story)


Highly commended: Eva Hughes, Aged 10, Jasmine Clarke, aged 12, Amelia Tuckwell, aged 5, Harvey Clarke, Aged 10,

Special Mentions:  Mo Britton, Summer Sharkey, Emelia, Max Emmanuel, Luca Wells, Ayden Yasin,  Charlotte Dent, Juliet Torey-Stuart, Chloe Maya, Charlotte Dagg, Holly Maxwell,  Alphina Stubbs, Erin Barr, Alice Chambers, Emily Trounche, Shanya Yasin, Gracie Nash

June Competition Entries