Presented by Tall Stories

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father…

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.


Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket. Baby on lap tickets (£1) are available on selected shows for 0-18months.  Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 who will be happy to help.

Please note Tuesday and Friday 1.30pm performances have been cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused.  if you have purchased a ticket, a member of our ticketing team will be in touch shortly.  Alternatively you can contact our ticketing team directly on 01227 769075.

The Gulbenkian reviews

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“There’s real charm in this production.”

The Scotsman
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“Faultless family fare”

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“Joyous in every way… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right”

Broadway Baby
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“Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music”

Edinburgh Festivals for Kids

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

FOUR TERRIFIC TALES – ONE SUPERB SHOW! From the books by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

13 May - 14 May 2018
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The Gruffalo’s Child

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude!

18 Sep - 23 Sep 2018
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Be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon’s joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairytale. With clever humour, engaging drama and theatrical innovation, Pinocchio takes us on a magical journey as he discovers what it is to be human.

21 Dec - 23 Dec 2018
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The Snail & the Whale

26 Jun ‐ 1 Jul 2018

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people