News, events and schools' information for families across Bath and West Wiltshire

The Egg Theatre in Bath is delighted to be welcoming audiences back into the auditorium this week with the first of two family shows running through the Christmas period. From Thursday 17 December, all three of the Theatre Royal’s venues – the Main House, Ustinov Studio and The Egg Theatre – will be open to the public.

A Christmas Carol

Box Clever’s A Christmas Carol, an atmospheric actor-musician adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous story for ages 10+, opens on Thursday 17 December. This marks the first time that audiences and families have been able to return to Bath’s award-winning family theatre since the initial lockdown in the middle of March. COVID secure measures have been put in place throughout the building, including staggered arrival times, temperature checks on arrival, the removal of some seats to allow for social distancing and masks to be worn throughout the building (unless exempt).

A Christmas Carol runs until Sunday 20 December, and all eight performances sold out within days of tickets going on sale at the end of November.

It is followed by Hibernation, a musical adventure for younger children through a magical forest full of mirth, music and marvellous creatures, presented by Little Bulb Theatre, (house band for the CBeebies’ pantomime, The Nutcracker). HIBERNATION has performances on Christmas Eve and from Sunday 27 – Wednesday 30 December.

The Egg has also produced an online advent calendar featuring the two popular Christmas characters Snow Mouse and Squirrel. 24 short videos which follow Snow Mouse and Squirrel’s adventures around the empty theatre can be enjoyed daily throughout Advent, and combined together for one feature length adventure!

The advent calendar can still be purchased online for £10, with all videos available to stream until 31 December 2020.