Twas The Night Before Christmas - Live Theatre On Your Door Step

A Front Door Theatre production, in association with Derby Theatre
Saturday 12 December 2020 - Wednesday 23 December 2020

This event is now SOLD OUT

To join the waiting list in case of returns, please email with your preferred dates, or text 07717 346 964 or call 01332 59 39 39 (calls only available Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm).

A 15-minute socially distanced adventure for little ones aged 4-9 and their families! Available to those who live within 10-kilometres of Derby City Centre. 

Twas The Night Before Christmas is a mini magical theatre experience, on your very own doorstep. Put on your cosy slippers, wrap up in your cuddliest blanket and settle down for a festive treat, without having to leave your home!

It’s Christmas Eve, Mother and Father have just fallen asleep when…BOOM, a very loud clatter from the garden wakes them up. Father springs from the bed, jumps to the window and spots a friendly looking chap in the distance. A large round belly and beard white as snow, can only mean one thing…it is Father Christmas. 

Combined with a magical score and flavoured with some classic Christmas tunes, we bring Clement Clarke Moore’s traditional poem to life, all from the comfort of your own home.

Supported by Arts Council England and Derby City Council.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

How does it work?

If you are interested in booking the show, you will need to book a 1-hour time slot. We will arrive and perform the show on your door step within the time slot you booked. (Similar to a supermarket/amazon delivery, except we deliver a show!)

When booking, please make sure your theatre account contains details of the address where you would like the show to be performed at.

How much does it cost?

£5 per household

Who can book?

Anyone can book the show who lives within a 10-kilometre radius of Derby City Centre.

A parent, carer or guardian over the age of 18 will need to be present at all times during the performance.

If you are unsure and would like to get in touch to discuss if you are eligible/close enough for Front Door Theatre to visit you please email with your postcode.

Will you enter my home?

We will not enter your home. We will perform outside, but as close as possible to your front door. You will be required to sit 2 metres away from your front door.

Are there any restrictions on where we can perform?

For the safety of our performers we are unable to perform on steps. We require approximately 1 metre of flat space in front of your door. If you have 1 or 2 standard steps leading to your door, but space in front of the steps, then this should be fine. Any more than 2 steps then we wouldn’t be able to perform at this door. Do you have another outside door we could use?

If your door leads directly onto a public footpath, we will need to ensure there is enough room to perform and allow the general public to pass by.

We can perform inside flats. The corridor leading to your flat needs to be wide enough to accommodate the performers and also residents passing by.

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Is the show Covid-19 safe?

Yes. Our performers will be in a bubble, adhering to strict health and hygiene procedures. We will not enter your home and you will be required to sit at least 2 metres away from the performers. You are also required to adhere to current Covid-19 regulations regarding the mixing of households indoors.

Will this be cancelled due to weather?

We will take all the necessary precautions to ensure that we can perform for you. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, we will call you.



Prices from: £5 per household