Past Shows

The Magical Christmas Toyshop

Review in Basingstoke Gazette

Come and explore the Magical Christmas Toy Shop – a marvellous emporium full of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind toys!

Enjoy Scratch Built’s trademark mix of interactive storytelling, puppetry, music and sensory elements, all with a generous dusting of festive magic! Created specifically to be enjoyed by the youngest members of the family, and as something a little different from a traditional Christmas show, the Creation Space will be transformed into an immersive walkthrough adventure where children are encouraged to explore, play, create and interact with the enchanting surroundings and colourful characters that they meet along the way.

Step inside this treasure trove of festive delights, and experience the wonder of Christmas through your little one’s
eyes as the magical toy shop comes to life! Who knows, you may even meet our most famous customer!

The Dream Space

Co Production with The Globe Theatre and Royal and Dearngate

Excerpt from the Oxford Mail

“This fun filled performance plunges into an exciting and magical world…what an amazingly, imaginative, intoxicating way to bring Shakespeare to life for children…totally mind blowing” – The Stage

Discover a world of wonder, magic and mayhem and help mischievous Puck and fabulous friends on their quest within The Midsummer Night’s DREAM SPACE.

These 60 minute immersive storytelling performances are told by a stellar cast of performers and puppets, directed by Dani Parr (Associate Director of the Royal & Derngate in Northampton), music soundscapes created by Grammy award winner Al Stone (Producer for artists such as Jamiroquai and Björk), puppets and designs created by our partners in the programme Scratchbuilt Productions and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell (from Handspring “Warhorse” – and Blind Summit).

Expect the unexpected in a world filled with fabulous fairies, playful puppets and magical mayhem!

Santa Town

Review from NorthHants Mums

All aboard the express train to Santa Town! This fully interactive show takes audiences on a magical journey through a winter wonderland and into a town like no other. You’ll meet a variety of festive characters and if you are very lucky you might meet the big man himself!

How Do Reindeers fly?

Except from Arts Council England

Review from NorthHants Mum

Have you ever looked up into the sky, and asked yourself the question; how do reindeer fly? Christmas Eve can be a bit daunting for a young reindeer about to make her first trip around the world. So many questions… What if I get lost? Will I get hungry on the way? What if I’m afraid of heights! Everything is ready. The presents are wrapped and Father Christmas’s cloak is back from the dry cleaners. There is just one problem for the young reindeer… how does she fly?

The Three Sillies

co production with Arcola Theatre and Small Truth Theatre and winner of the Family Arts Award

Review from Little London

On instruction from the Mayor of Sillyton, you have been invited to come and experience a shindig to end all shindigs!

Created by the wonderful team that brought the acclaimed DREAM SPACE to Shakespeare’s Globe, THE THREE SILLIES is a wonderfully inventive, immersive and intoxicating theatre production (created specifically for families of all shapes, sizes and disguises).

THE THREE SILLIES brings an old English folk tale to vivid life, weaved amongst the REAL traditional gaming and food stalls – Maypoles, coconut shies, splat the rat and tin can alley contests, tea urns and delicious cake stalls.

Here you will regain the lost art of collective silliness, and rediscover your inner silly billy!

Father Christmas’ Christmas List

Come and meet Father Christmas and his elves, who are very busy getting everything ready. This fully interactive show takes you on a journey around Santa’s Grotto, introducing all the fun and festive characters that make Christmas Day possible and, if you’re very good, you will get to meet Father Christmas himself!

The perfect festive treat for younger audiences (and the young at heart), featuring music, puppets, dancing and lots and lots of participation.