Pinocchio - Relaxed performance

Wednesday 18 December at 1:15pm and Saturday 28 December 2019 at 1.45pm

Neville Studio - Tickets: £12.50 for relaxed performance bookers or £25.50 - £12.50

Perfect for ages 3 – 8


What is a Relaxed Performance?

We offer performances that are more relaxed for all those who benefit from a show where loud noises are reduced, elements of surprise are kept to a minimum and moving around the auditorium is not a problem.

Relaxed performances are carefully created for people with learning disabilities and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. The house lights will be partially up throughout and ‘chill-out’ areas will be available before, during and after a performance. If a familiarisation visit would be helpful, we would be very happy to accommodate this.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email

Multi-sensory pre-show touch tour available before Relaxed Performances
A free multi-sensory touch tour before the show. The touch tour is designed for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities to explore the sensory elements of the show. The families will have the chance to touch and feel the props, costumes, experience the music and meet the cast. For more info email

Download the Visual Story for the show. you can also listen to sound bites from the show in advance here.


An enchanting festive show especially for little ones.

Filled with music, dancing and plenty of chances to join in, this updated version of the classic tale is plenty of fun.

One day Pinocchio learns that he isn’t a real boy as he’d always thought. He’s actually made of wood! Struggling to fit in, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his trusty sidekick cricket to find out how to become a real boy.

Along the way, Pinocchio makes friends with a whole host of larger-than-life characters. The only trouble is, he can’t help but tell lies and each one makes his nose grow!

Can cheeky Pinocchio stop telling fibs? Will he find the secret to becoming a real boy, or can he learn to accept himself the way he is?

Perfect for ages 3 – 8, enter Pinocchio’s magical world and make lasting memories with your little ones this Christmas.

Praise for our previous festive shows:

★★★★ East Midlands Theatre (The Elves and the Shoemaker)

“Endearing tale of kindness for young kids” The Stage (The Elves and the Shoemaker)

“A gentle, friendly and uplifting tale” Mumsnet (Town Mouse and Country Mouse)


Booking Information

Tickets are £10 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies.

£10 tickets are also available online: please email for the promotion code. Place this in the promo code box in the top right hand corner of the screen when selecting your tickets.

Book groups and wheelchair spaces/transfers via Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

If you are a Charity, ask about us our Hothouse discounted ticket scheme.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

access Information

Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.

There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.

There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.

There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street.

Find out more.

Dates & Times

Pinocchio - Relaxed performance - Wed 18 Dec 1:15pm Wed 18 Dec Neville Studio 1:15pm £12.50 for relaxed performance bookers or £25.50 - £12.50
Pinocchio - Relaxed performance - Sat 28 Dec 1:45pm Sat 28 Dec Neville Studio 1:45pm £12.50 for relaxed performance bookers or £25.50 - £12.50

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