Labelled the #PantoParade, arts workers and more travelled across London, posing for photos and astounding the capital's citizens.
The parade had support from the likes of Will Gompertz from the BBC and MP Caroline Lucas.
A large number of the UK's pantomimes have already been cancelled over uncertainty around social distancing, while little of the government's much-trumpeted £1.57bn arts support package has been distributed to date, with payments expected from later next month.
New job support schemes were also labelled "an insult" by producer Sonia Friedman.
— Steve Gregson LBIPP (@stevegregson_) September 30, 2020
Yes, it was such a good event that the Dames were jumping for joy after the @bectu @EquityUK @ExcludedUK #WeMakeEvents #PantoParade Oh, yes it was! pic.twitter.com/hET8ZIbijf
— Philippa Childs (@philippachilds) September 30, 2020
Much like our own, many pantomimes at theatres all over the country cannot take place this year.
— Wolverhampton Grand (@WolvesGrand) September 30, 2020
— Simon Lamrock (@SimonLamrock) September 30, 2020
Pantomine DAMES march through Central London to protest damage to UK arts industry #WeMakeEvents #PantoParade #theatre #COVID19 @bectu Video available: https://t.co/dDw22gR0bG pic.twitter.com/iVmY0kUoso
— Urban Pictures UK (@Urban_Pictures) September 30, 2020
— Oliver Byng (@OliverByng) September 30, 2020
— Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP (@BellRibeiroAddy) September 30, 2020
— Bectu (@bectu) September 30, 2020
— Freelancers Make Theatre Work (@FreelancersMake) September 30, 2020
Fabulous demo today with panto dames calling for support from @RishiSunak.
— Alison Thewliss (@alisonthewliss) September 30, 2020
Pleased to join hundreds working in theatre & live events on the #PantoParade bringing their case for more support to Parliament
They've been hit hardest by Covid & abandoned by the Govt
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) September 30, 2020