What’s On

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST

Blaise Summer Fairy Door Trail
A free trail of miniature fairy doors hidden in Blaise Castle House Museum ideal for children aged 3 – 10. The task is to discover eight hidden miniature fairy doors and collect the names of each of them!

  • 11am-3pm, drop-in
  • Free (donations welcome)
  • Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, BS11 7QS
  • More details

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 19th AUGUST

Pick Your Own Fairytale: Bristol Improv Theatre, Clifton
A fun new improvised storytelling adventure for families. The audience leads the story and the performers improvise a completely original adventure each and every time!

Want to see the hero make friends with a dragon? Serenade a witch who lives down a well? Eat a whole tree of peaches and fart in the king’s face?

Pick Your Own Fairytale will bring children’s stories to life, and create a show that is completely unique – never seen before, and never to be seen again.

  • Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Road, BS8 1LP
  • Show 11am-11:45 every Sunday in August (12th, 19th, 26th)
  • Tickets: £7 each or £25 family ticket (two adults and two kid OR one adult and three kids)
  • Box office: improvtheatre.co.uk

Blaise Summer Fairy Door Trail
A free trail of miniature fairy doors hidden in Blaise Castle House Museum ideal for children aged 3 – 10. The task is to discover eight hidden miniature fairy doors and collect the names of each of them!

  • 11am-3pm, drop-in
  • Free (donations welcome)
  • Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, BS11 7QS
  • More details

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 22nd AUGUST

‘A Play in 3 Days’ 3-day Drama Workshop: Kelvin Players Studio, Bishopston
Bristol Academy of Drama invite children aged 7–11 to take an exciting and creative journey into the world of drama and performance by rehearsing and then performing a play in just 3 days.

Throughout the 3 days the group will create the world of the play; develop characters, create the scenes to build their play for a performance on the final afternoon. This process is designed to develop creativity, build confidence and help with improvisation skills and teamwork.  But more than that is designed for the children to have a really fun few days.

Led by experienced drama facilitators, the children will create the world of the play using costumes and props and basic scenery.  They will not only perform in the play but be essential to its creation, sharing ideas and working with others to bring the story to life.   Through speaking, listening and using imagination everyone will work together as a team and build their understanding of how to dramatise the story and present a finished production ready to be shared with an audience.

3 days of creating fun memories, learning new skills and making new friends.

Dinosaur Detectives: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Budding palaeontologists can find out all about dinos in this hands-on roar-some workshop. Meet the Bristol dinosaur, handle fossils, dress up and even make a fossil cast to take home.

For ages 6-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 10am-1pm
  • £10 per person – book in advance
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, BS8 1RL
  • More details

Crafty Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral
One of three drop-in arty crafty sessions for children at Bristol Cathedral.  All children welcome along to cut, stick and create – with a different theme every time!

Older children can explore the cathedral with the Robin Route or Windows’ trail, and there’s also a café and shop to enjoy.

No booking needed, simply drop-in and get creative!

  • Wednesday 15th, 22nd and 29th August
  • 10am-12noon, drop-in
  • Suggested donation £2
  • Bristol Cathedral,
  • More details

Celebration event & BBQ: Lawrence Weston Community Farm
A event to celebrate the opening of the farm’s new building. Smoothie Bar, Water Play with the APE Project, play bus fun and games, plus a delicious bbq!

THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST

Print it! M Shed
Patterns, shapes and designs of every kind can be found all over M Shed. Explore the M Shed galleries to develop your own perfect pattern. Learn and practice monoprinting before decorating a keepsake bag featuring your masterpiece.

Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 10am-1pm
  • £10 per person – book in advance
  •  M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

Pick Your Own Fairytale: Bristol Improv Theatre, Clifton
A fun new improvised storytelling adventure for families. The audience leads the story and the performers improvise a completely original adventure each and every time!

Want to see the hero make friends with a dragon? Serenade a witch who lives down a well? Eat a whole tree of peaches and fart in the king’s face?

Pick Your Own Fairytale will bring children’s stories to life, and create a show that is completely unique – never seen before, and never to be seen again.

  • Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Road, BS8 1LP
  • Show 11am-11:45 every Sunday in August (12th, 19th, 26th)
  • Tickets: £7 each or £25 family ticket (two adults and two kid OR one adult and three kids)
  • Box office: improvtheatre.co.uk

Miniature Train Rides: Ashton Court Railway
Bring a picnic and the kids and enjoy some train rides and good company. If the weather is adverse, the event will be cancelled/postponed.

  • 12-3pm
  • Train tickets: 90p one ride / 5 tickets for £4 / 10 tickets for £8
  • Ashton Court, BS41 9JN
  • More details

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

MONDAY 27th AUGUST

Miniature Train Rides: Ashton Court Railway
Bring a picnic and the kids and enjoy some train rides and good company. If the weather is adverse, the event will be cancelled/postponed.

  • 12-3pm
  • Train tickets: 90p one ride / 5 tickets for £4 / 10 tickets for £8
  • Ashton Court, BS41 9JN
  • More details

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

TUESDAY 28th AUGUST

Summer School Theatre Challenge 8:12: Tobacco Factory Theatres
Looking for something a little different to keep your children and young people aged 8-12 entertained throughout the holidays?

Over five days, we challenge you to create a brand new piece of theatre to be performed in our very own Factory Theatre! Working with professional theatre-makers, you will need to bring your ideas, enthusiasm and energy to make sure you’re prepared to perform on the final day!

The week will include:  Fun and energising warm up games, Voice work, Acting and ensemble, Movement, Trust and team-building, Script work, Rehearsals for performance and Performances.

Both the Summer School: Theatre Challenge companies (8:12s and 13:19s) will perform in the Factory Theatre on Sat 01 September at 5pm. Tickets for the performances are £3 each.

Summer School Theatre Challenge 13:19: Tobacco Factory Theatres
Looking for something a little different to keep your children and young people aged 13-19 entertained throughout the holidays?

Over five days, we challenge you to create a brand new piece of theatre to be performed in our very own Factory Theatre! Working with professional theatre-makers, you will need to bring your ideas, enthusiasm and energy to make sure you’re prepared to perform on the final day!

The week will include:  Fun and energising warm up games, Voice work, Acting and ensemble, Movement, Trust and team-building, Script work, Rehearsals for performance and Performances.

Both the Summer School: Theatre Challenge companies (8:12s and 13:19s) will perform in the Factory Theatre on Sat 01 September at 5pm. Tickets for the performances are £3 each.

WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST

How to be a Roman: M Shed
Taste Roman recipes, dress up, play Roman games, make crafts and handle real artefacts in this hands-on workshop. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 10am-1pm
  • £10 per person – book in advance
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

Crafty Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral
One of three drop-in arty crafty sessions for children at Bristol Cathedral.  All children welcome along to cut, stick and create – with a different theme every time!

Older children can explore the cathedral with the Robin Route or Windows’ trail, and there’s also a café and shop to enjoy.

No booking needed, simply drop-in and get creative!

  • Wednesday 15th, 22nd and 29th August
  • 10am-12noon, drop-in
  • Suggested donation £2
  • Bristol Cathedral,
  • More details

Woodland Play: Lawrence Weston Community Farm
A free Summer Holiday activity for kids with the APE Project. An adventure play trail and swing balance scramble in the woods. Please wear long sleeves and trousers.

Bristol’s Big Green Picnic: College Green
An environmentally-friendly picnic – all welcome! So pack up your plastic-free picnic hamper, filled with as much local, organic produce as possible, then hop on public transport to eat your lunch and help promote living green.

Alongside the good food, the event will feature eco stalls and activities exploring green issues, as well as featuring speakers talking about how we can be more environmentally-friendly.

Hosted by Bristol Cathedral and the Diocese of Bristol.

SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

Mayflower Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Explore the harbour aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, built in Bristol in 1861. Buy tickets on board on the day. Trips last 30 minutes.

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

Mayflower Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Explore the harbour aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, built in Bristol in 1861. Buy tickets on board on the day. Trips last 30 minutes.

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

FREE Babel Babies Taster Sessions: Alma Church, Clifton
Would you like to introduce your baby or toddler to foreign languages? On Wednesday 12th September there are FREE Babel Babies award-winning multilingual music taster sessions at Alma Church, Clifton!

The two free taster sessions will include your favourite songs, like Row the Boat and Twinkle Twinkle, in a variety of languages from French to Japanese, via German and Arabic.

Come and have a play with all sorts of languages, puppets, parachutes, stories and bubbles, and enjoy learning languages together!

  • Alma Church, 29 Alma Rd, Clifton, BS8 2BZ.
  • 10am – Bambinos, for toddlers, preschoolers and younger siblings: ideal for growing families
  • 10.45am – Babies, from newborn to confident walker
  • Advance booking essential as spaces limited
  • To book your place please visit http://www.babelbabies.com/

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

Lilliput Concert: Redland Park United Reformed Church
Beautiful live classical music especially for adults with babies and very young children from renowned musicians. Babies may cry and toddlers may roam and that’s absolutely fine!

Young children will also have the chance to get up on stage following the concert to meet the musicians and have a go on the instruments!  Fresh coffee and delicious cakes served afterwards.

Lilliput Concerts are held in Bristol once a month. This month’s concert is ‘Violin’ with Jenny Glester.

Bristol’s Bubble Rush: North Somerset Showground, Wraxall
Bubble Rush is returning to North Somerset Showground in Wraxall for some more foamy family fun!

St Peter’s Hospice Bubble Rush is a 5k fun run with a difference – and a lot of bubbles. The family friendly course will start in a sea of bubbles before families make their way through four bubble stations pumping out gallons of brightly coloured bubbles.

The course is for everyone, so you can walk, run or toddle through the foam – or even dance if you want to! The most important thing is you enjoy your time in the bubbles.

SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

Cycle Sunday 2018: Durdham Downs
A free annual event, Cycle Sunday offers free cycling fun for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, plus lots of other child-friendly activities too.  Circular Road and Ladies Mile will be closed to cars so that people can enjoy a relaxing, 3.5 km bike ride around the most beautiful area of Clifton Downs.

All welcome along to enjoy the festival atmosphere: join in with the Carnivelo which will visit Cycle Sunday this year for some fancy-dress fun; let Dr Bike fix your bike for free, try out specially adapted bikes; create a work of art on the paint spinning bike, enjoy pedal powered smoothies and watch tall bikes and penny farthings whizz by!

Cycle Sunday is now in its 4th year and attracts up to three thousand participants. Its success has demonstrated the huge amount of interest in the Downs as location for bike riding especially for children who need plenty of space and a lack of hills to develop cycling skills and stamina.

FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

Stop the “Worry Cycle”, a 2-part Bristol Child Parent Support Workshop
The first part of a 2-part workshop with Catherine Coulter from Bristol Child Parent Support.

Anxiety can rule not only your child’s life, but it can rule your life as well.

Do you find yourself:
Walking on eggshells around your child?
Avoiding things because you know it will cause your child anxiety and many more worries?
Noticing they have lots of tummy aches, headaches and physical symptoms?
Feeling powerless and unsure how to help?

Your child:
Doesn’t want to be anxious
They want a good sleep
They don’t want to feel like that

You don’t deserve that, Your child doesn’t deserve that, they need skills, your child needs your help and you can help them.

For the cost of a consultation, join Catherine Coulter from Bristol Child Parent Support at this two-part 5-hour workshop. It is relevant for parents with children aged 3-12 and also for parents, educators, teachers and carers.

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Sprogs Children’s Nearly New Sale: Horfield Parish Church Hall
Good quality pre-loved children’s clothes, toys and nursery equipment. Yummy teas and cakes served!

  • 10-11.30am
  • £1 adult admission
  • Horfield parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8SY
  • More details

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

Crane Rides: M Shed
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last 20 minutes approx. Buy tickets on board on the day

  • Electric cranes: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane: free (donations welcome)
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER

Cool down, Managing Tantrums, Anger & Meltdowns in your Family
A workshop for parents/carers of children aged up to 12 with Catherine Coulter from Bristol Child Parent Support.

Do you or your child need to “Cool Down”?
Is your child having constant meltdowns?
Do you feel that you are not able to manage “big feelings safely?
Are you arguing with your partner on how to manage the anger?

This is a taster workshop with the intention for you and your child to discover ways of “cooling down” using positive authoritative parenting techniques for you to feel empowered and confident in your parenting.

Do you want to:
Understand triggers,  why your child may be angry, have meltdowns, be aggressive or have tantrums?
Learn some basic neuroscience, “fight and flight” response and the role of your child’s amygdala and why this may impact on the behaviour.
Understand how to respond with brain based parenting in order to manage the different types of anger to everyone  “cool down”.
Respond to it without blame or shaming your child. Learn methods alternative ways of managing it and helping your children to learn self-control and help them to emotionally regulate?

You will learn to be an Authoritative Parent, not one who gives in or one who is too strict. This workshop will teach you techniques to help you find balance, calm and peace in your parenting.

You will learn how to initiate positive long-term strategies such as:
Lots of Creative ways  of managing ” big feelings “
Using Special time and play effectively
How to stimulate dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin ( our feel good hormones)
Family Rules
Time in/out

The workshop draws upon Catherine Coulter’s 30 years in the NHS as a licensed practitioner working over 18 years in inpatient and outpatient settings (CAMHS) working with children, families, and parents with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties.

No more than 10 people will attend, everyone there can ask questions and share in a small and intimate setting.

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER

Mayflower Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Explore the harbour aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, built in Bristol in 1861. Buy tickets on board on the day. Trips last 30 minutes.

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER

Mayflower Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Explore the harbour aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, built in Bristol in 1861. Buy tickets on board on the day. Trips last 30 minutes.

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King, a 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last about 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Adults £6, children £4
  • Buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

Princess Charming: Spun Glass Theatre & Ovalhouse
Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story.

Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are. This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.

Spun Glass Theatre’s cabaret performers explore what really matters about being a boy and being a girl with dances, songs and skits created with children, for children.

The theatre is transformed into a family friendly cabaret club full of laughter and sing-a-longs. At the end there is a chance to join in too as we give over the stage to the next generation of cabaret stars.

Age recommendation 7+.

  • Fri 02 – Sun 04 November, 10.30am & 1.30pm
  • Running time 1hr 15mins
  • Tickets £10
  • Book tickets

SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Princess Charming: Spun Glass Theatre & Ovalhouse
Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story.

Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are. This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.

Spun Glass Theatre’s cabaret performers explore what really matters about being a boy and being a girl with dances, songs and skits created with children, for children.

The theatre is transformed into a family friendly cabaret club full of laughter and sing-a-longs. At the end there is a chance to join in too as we give over the stage to the next generation of cabaret stars.

Age recommendation 7+.

  • Fri 02 – Sun 04 November, 10.30am & 1.30pm
  • Running time 1hr 15mins
  • Tickets £10
  • Book tickets

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER

Princess Charming: Spun Glass Theatre & Ovalhouse
Some girls like football. Some boys like pink. Everyone likes a good story.

Exploring gender stereotypes in a fun, questioning way, Princess Charming is a celebration of being exactly who you are. This show is for anyone who doesn’t like being told what to do and is about finding the courage to defy expectations.

Spun Glass Theatre’s cabaret performers explore what really matters about being a boy and being a girl with dances, songs and skits created with children, for children.

The theatre is transformed into a family friendly cabaret club full of laughter and sing-a-longs. At the end there is a chance to join in too as we give over the stage to the next generation of cabaret stars.

Age recommendation 7+.

  • Fri 02 – Sun 04 November, 10.30am & 1.30pm
  • Running time 1hr 15mins
  • Tickets £10
  • Book tickets

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Trips last approx. 20 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More detail

SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER

Positive Discipline Strategies Workshop
A workshop for parents/carers held by Catherine Coulter from Bristol Child Parent Support.

Is love in your family becoming a battlefield, are you finding it increasingly difficult finding strategies for positive discipline? This workshop will help you to prevent the conflict, arguing, the nagging and to learn some Positive Discipline Strategies for a “win-win” for everyone.

During this Positive Discipline workshop, you will:
Use parental attention and presence, how to use Play and Praise and empathy effectively.
Learn Active Listening
Focus on setting boundaries without using threats.
How to implement effective family rules/meetings
Understand your child’s brain and some simple neuroscience and normal child development
Reduce permissive or over controlling parenting styles
Be an emotion coach for your child.

Emotion coaching is about helping children to become aware of their emotions and to manage their own feelings particularly during instances of ‘misbehavior.’

There will be several fun exercises and an opportunity to practice effective house/family rules. No more than 10 people will attend this workshop, all present can ask questions and share in a small and intimate setting.

  • Date: Saturday 10th November
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Cost: £35
  • Location, Muller House, Ashley Down, BS7
  • More details

THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

MONDAY 3rd DECEMBER

TUESDAY 4th DECEMBER

WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER

THURSDAY 6th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

Scrumdiddliumptious Afternoon Tea & Live Show
Meet Mr Wonka at the factory gates and enter the magical world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea immersed in an incredible imagining of Roald Dahl’s most loved story. Watch a fabulous live music and dance spectacle featuring some of Dahl’s most enduring characters. Dance with the characters at the fizzy lifting bubble disco (this will be at the end of the event and is optional).

Menu:
Selection of fingers sandwiches
Wonka bar
Sugar clouds
Selection of delicious cakes and sweet treats
A taste of the Wonka chocolate river!
Tea and coffee
Cascade chocolate fountain (small fee payable)

  • Date & Time: Sun 9th Dec, 11.30am
  • Location: Brunel’s Passenger Shed, BS1 6QH
  • Prices: Adult £28 / Children (1-16) £25* / Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £97.50
  • *Babies in arms under 1 are free, please note there are no high chairs
  • ** Bookings of 6 or less may be on a shared table
  • More details

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

MONDAY 10th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

Scrumdiddliumptious Afternoon Tea & Live Show
Meet Mr Wonka at the factory gates and enter the magical world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea immersed in an incredible imagining of Roald Dahl’s most loved story. Watch a fabulous live music and dance spectacle featuring some of Dahl’s most enduring characters. Dance with the characters at the fizzy lifting bubble disco (this will be at the end of the event and is optional).

Menu:
Selection of fingers sandwiches
Wonka bar
Sugar clouds
Selection of delicious cakes and sweet treats
A taste of the Wonka chocolate river!
Tea and coffee
Cascade chocolate fountain (small fee payable)

  • Date & Time: Sun 16th Dec, 11.30am
  • Location: Brunel’s Passenger Shed, BS1 6QH
  • Prices: Adult £28 / Children (1-16) £25* / Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £97.50
  • *Babies in arms under 1 are free, please note there are no high chairs
  • ** Bookings of 6 or less may be on a shared table
  • More details

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

MONDAY 17th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 19th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 22nd DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 27th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 28th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 30th DECEMBER

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 2nd JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 3rd JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 4th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 5th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 6th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

Beasty Baby presented by Theatre-Rites
Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter wait around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this mischievous and totally loveable child.

  • Thu 6th December – Sat 6th January
  • Various daytime performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation: ages 3-6 and their families
  • Running time 50mins
  • Tickets £12
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

MONDAY 7th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

TUESDAY 8th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 9th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 10th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 11th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 12th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 13th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

MONDAY 14th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

TUESDAY 15th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

WEDNESDAY 16th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY 17th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

FRIDAY 18th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY 19th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY 20th JANUARY

The Borrowers, a Tobacco Factory Theatres production
This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this Christmas.

  • Thu 29 November – Sun 20 January
  • Various performance times (see website for more details)
  • Age recommendation 6+
  • Running time 2hrs (inc. interval)
  • Tickets From £12 (limited availability)
  • BOOK TICKETS HERE
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