Poster for the Borrowers play at Tobacco Factory Theatres

BAM Christmas Theatre Guide 2018

There’s something quite magical about a family trip to the theatre at Christmas time. That hustle and bustle of arriving, settling down into your seat and being transported to other worlds, times and places!

As always, there is lots of family theatre on in Bristol and beyond this Christmas so there’s decisions to be made! Here’s a handy guide to help you, including shows for all ages and various different price points too, as I know these outings can really tot up!

A Christmas Carol
Until 13 Jan
2 hours 15 mins with interval
Ages 7+
Tickets from £5 (standing)

The classic tale we all know and love, told with a bit of Bristol flair! A riot of music and theatrical imagination as Scrooge learns kindness and compassion.

Chloe and the Colour Catcher
Until 6 Jan
1 hour
Ages 4-7 and their families
Tickets from £8.50

In a world of grey, Chloe fights to unleash the colours she sees in her thoughts and dreams. A tale of self expression and bravery told with vibrant colour and rhyme.

Until 6 Jan
35 mins
Ages 0-3
Tickets £6
A tale of anticipation and waiting for the first fall of snow as told with sights, sounds and texturised play, perfect for toddler and babies.

Alf the Highway Man
Sat 5 Jan
45 mins
Ages 3+
Tickets from £2.50

Alf likes to steal other people’s belongings but it’s time for him to learn to share! A fun children’s theatre experience with a free creative workshop after the show.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
18 – 21 Dec
55 mins
Ages 3+
Tickets £14 (under 3s go free)

After wowing families in the West End, this musical adaption of Judith Kerr’s well loved story comes to Bristol.

The Borrowers
Until 20 Jan
2 hours with interval
Ages 6+
Tickets from £12.00

Meet young Arietty and her family of Borrowers who have created their own home under the floorboards of a house in Bristol. Join them as a new family move into the house upstairs and their world gets turned upside down.

Beasty Baby
Until 6 Jan
50 mins
Ages 3+ and their families
Tickets £12.00

Enter a wintry wonderland where 3 adults are bringing up a gorgeously grizzly baby with hilarious consequences and mayhem. Puppetry and live music.

Christmas Tales with Granddad
22 Dec – 6 Jan
1 hour
Ages 3-8 and their families
Tickets £8 (under 3s go free)

Join Granddad by the fireside as he spins three heart-warming tales. Puppetry and storytelling.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Until 13 Jan
2 hours with interval
Ages 6+ (or younger if they’re brave!)
Tickets from £12

A riotous take on this classic novel that will take you to Revolutionary France where a masked hero is helping French poodles escape to England. From an award-winning children’s theatre group, expect witty wordplay, elaborate hoaxes and enormous wigs.

The Little Match Girl
22 – 23 Dec
Running time unknown
Ages 4+
Tickets £8

Lighting matches to keep warm, a little girl sees fantastical visions. This show uses storytelling, puppetry and music to bring Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale to life.

💥 BAM 💥

None of these events are affiliated with BAM, we just think they sound great. If you think there are any we’ve missed please send us an email. As always, please check prices and times with venues before visiting.

Header image by Joe Roberts from Tobacco Factory Theatres publicity

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