The Snail and the Whale (Socially Distanced)

Family Friendly
Thursday 24 June 2021 - Saturday 26 June 2021

Back In-Person for 2021!

Please note that this event will now take place with reduced audience capacity and socially distanced seating, following the roadmap update that restrictions will not be lifted until 19 July.

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.

Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom live on stage.

Age Guidance: 4+

Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval) 

“Faultless family fare... One of the best examples of children's theatre."
WhatsOnStage ★★★★★

How To Book

- All bookings must be made in advance, where you will be issued with an e-ticket. Please note that the Box Office is currently available for calls (01332 59 39 39) and in-person bookings on Tuesday - Saturday between 10am - 2pm. Online bookings are available 24/7.

- For any enquiries please email tickets@derbytheatre.co.uk or text 07717 346 964 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

- Please make sure your theatre account has an up-to-date e-mail address and contact number so we can send your e-ticket.

- Book with confidence: we will be offering a flexible ticketing policy to avoid any concern about cancelled performances. A free exchange or refund will be offered in cases of event cancellations due to COVID-19.

Socially Distanced Seating Pods

- In line with government advice, we are offering seats for all in-person events up until 16 July 2021 in socially distanced pods with one metre distance between each pod. Pods of seats can only be booked and occupied by people from within one household or bubble. 

- Please only book into a seating pod that matches your group size. If the pod size you wish to book is not available, please consider booking two pods of 2 for a group of 4, one pod of 2 and one pod of 3 for a group of 5 and so on. If this is not suitable, please do get in touch to discuss by email tickets@derbytheatre.co.uk or text 07717 346 964.

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Friends Membership Deal

Friends get £2 off tickets on Thursday 24 June only, simply login into your theatre account before booking for your discounts to be automatically applied when adding tickets to your basket.

Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.