Open to the public
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'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
Covid safe Interactive Family Theatre
Our Summer tour of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' kicks off in Bournemouth Lower Gardens with Festival Coast Live , and lots of community and school shows to take us through to the end of term. Then we're touring family venues around Dorset and Hampshire - tickets available directly from the venues, links below. 45 minute show; age guide 3+.
Funding from the Arts Council has helped to make access to this show much much better for people with disabilities - the tour includes lots of performances for community groups in places which are familiar, accessible and easy to reach for people who might struggle to attend our other venues. We've run workshops at a special school and with disability theatre company to help us choreograph interactive parts of the show to be more wheelchair friendly, and we've embedded sign throughout all performances.
All of our shows will be able to go ahead even if there is no further easing of Covid restrictions.
Please expect to follow Covid-19 government guidelines in place at the time of the performance
(eg: giving contact details for Track and trace, using hand sanitiser on entry and exit, all adults must wear a mask indoors unless exempt; seating in household groups; avoid mixing with other households)
All government quidance for live events will be followed - please email if you have any specific questions
Sat 10th July, 3pm & 5pm
Arts by the Sea and Festival Coast Live: Find us in Bournemouths Lower Gardens between the Wimbledon screen and the crazy golf!
Sat 24th July, 11am and 2pm
Lighthouse Poole, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG TICKETS
Tues 3rd Aug, 3pm
Rockbourne Roman Villa, Fordingbridge SP6 3PG TICKETS
Wed 4th Aug, 11am
The Red House Museum, Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU TICKETS
Wed 4th Aug, 3pm
Nether Compton Recreation Ground, DT9 4QD (Artsreach) TICKETS
Thurs 5th Aug, 11am
Sturminster Marshall Village Hall, Wimborne BH21 4BQ
Part of The Sting in the Tale Festival of Stories: TICKETS
Sat 7th Aug, 11am
Alderholt Village Hall, SP6 3RB (Artsreach) TICKETS
Sat 7th Aug, 3pm
Blandford Museum - open air performance at The Arches. TICKETS
Christchurch Connect (9th July)
High Mead Farm (9th July)
Access Dorset (12th July)
Diverse Abilities (3rd Aug)
Artz+ (5th Aug)
The Dorset Children’s Foundation (6th and 8th Aug).
If you are supported by any of these organisations, please contact them directly for performance details.
Other performances open to the public
Camp Bestival: Thursday 29th July - Sunday 1st August
Catch us in the BigTopMania kids area for energetic and audience-led improvised theatre!
Yetminster Village Hall: Wednesday 11th August at 11am
'Sally and the Limpet' - story telling and story making, and probably a song or two!
Blandford Town Museum in Angus Wood: Thursday 12th August at 11am
Story telling and story making, and probably a song or two!
The Red House Museum, Christchurch: Friday 13th August at 11am
The Story of Beowulf! Interactive and immersive story telling - come and join the adventure
Goldilocks, PANTOMIME!!! - Various dates in January 2022
We perform our panto 50 times in schools and centres all over the South of England.
There are always just a couple of public shows, which will appear here in due course.
Everyone is welcome at any performance, though alongside our 'General Public' show, there will also be 2 more targeted performances - one for Home Educating Families, and a relaxed performance for people with disabilities.