Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

The Elves and The Shoemaker: Relaxed Performances

Wednesday 19 December at 10.30am & Saturday 29 December at 1.15pm, 2018

Neville Studio - Tickets: £10

For 3 - 8 year olds and their grown ups



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


Adapted by Katherine Chandler

The kind shoemaker and his wife are very poor and only have one piece of leather left to make some shoes to sell. The shoemaker carefully cuts out the pieces of leather before going to bed, so he can make them into a pair of shoes in the morning.

The next morning… what’s this? The pieces of leather are gone and, in their place, is the most beautiful pair of shoes in the world. The shoemaker and his wife sell the shoes, buy more leather, cut out the pieces ready for the next day and the same thing happens again… another pair of exquisite shoes.

But who is making them? And what might they want in return?

The Elves and The Shoemaker is a magical, festive retelling of the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale about kindness and the joy we get from helping each other.

Following in the traditions of previous productions The Princess and the Frog and Town Mouse and Country Mouse, expect a show filled with fun and warmth as well as music, singing and plenty of chances to join in.


Tickets are £10 for those requiring a relaxed performance, otherwise standard pricing applies. To book please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

£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.

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


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

The Elves and The Shoemaker: Relaxed Performances - Wed 19 Dec 10:30am Wed 19 Dec Neville Studio 10:30am £10
The Elves and The Shoemaker: Relaxed Performances - Sat 29 Dec 1:15pm Sat 29 Dec Neville Studio 1:15pm £10

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