Step into a magical world of make-believe this Christmas with Courtyard Productions’ delightful children’s theatre show, Elves and The Shoemaker! Join us for an interactive and inclusive experience that will captivate young hearts and create cherished memories.
Follow the little elves as they tell the magical story of how they tried to restore the fortune of the poor Shoemaker. Will they be the Christmas miracle he so desperately needs? Find out as you join us at The Courtyard and witness this heart-warming story come to life!
Bursting with charming puppetry, toe-tapping original songs, and plenty of family fun, this is a must-see production for children under 7 and their grown-ups.
The ideal first visit to the theatre, our interactive performance will have children and parents alike laughing, clapping, and fully engaged in the magic unfolding before them.
So gather your little ones and go on a heart-warming adventure with The Elves and The Shoemaker. Book your tickets now and let the joy, wonder, and festive spirit sweep you away into a world of Christmas enchantment.
WHAT IS A RELAXED PERFORMANCE?
A Relaxed Performance is specifically designed for those who would appreciate a less formal theatre environment. The show is adapted to be particularly Autism and Dementia Friendly. The aim is to retain all the magic of the theatre-going experience but in a more relaxed environment through sensitive changes to the performance. A quiet, sensory room will also be provided for audience members to use if they need a break from the performance.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The relaxed performance is open to everyone but may benefit individuals with autism spectrum conditions, learning difficulties, sensory and communication difficulties, those living with dementia, parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive theatre-going experience.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO OTHER PERFORMANCES?
• We keep the lights on low over the auditorium.
• Effects in the show are toned down, especially if they involve sudden loud noises or flashes of bright light.
• We open the doors an hour before to allow audience members enough time to get to their seats.
• Audience members are free to move around, leave their seats and make noise during the show.
• A quiet, sensory room is available for audience members to use if they need a break from the performance.
• There will be audience participation, but individuals will not be picked on at random.
• The space will be flat floored, with freestanding chairs, sofas and bean bags to be more informal and allow more space for wheelchair users.
• Additional staff and stewards will be on board to help.
• A social story will be available to help familiarise audience members with the venue and performance before the show.