MUSICAL theatre students from the University of Winchester will spread some seasonal cheer in the city with two Christmas cabarets.

A group of 10 students will perform Christmas classics at the Winchester Christmas Market on Wednesday, December 6 at 1pm.

The following evening at 7.30pm the troupe take their yuletide show to the Atrium at the Theatre Royal.

Hampshire Chronicle: The students rehearsing ahead of their performancesThe students rehearsing ahead of their performances (Image: University of Winchester)The performances, entitled Jingle Bell Swing, have been curated and led by Victoria Luke, lecturer in musical theatre, with choreography by student Bobbie Smith.

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Both events are free but a place can be reserved for the Theatre Royal performance by visiting the theatre’s website.

Earlier this year the University of Winchester and Play to the Crowd, the arts organisation which runs Theatre Royal, announced a strategic partnership.

The University is Play to the Crowd's Principal Education Investing Partner.

Students from the Faculty of Education and the Arts perform their end-of-year shows at the theatre as well as having the opportunity to perform smaller-scale pieces in the theatre’s Atrium events space.