“Children’s theatre that tackles a difficult subject with admirable ambition.”
An uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears.
“I’ve got that funny feeling again… it’s a good thing, right?”
Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it! During their voyage the group ride the waves, walk high bridges, skirt deep caves and climb to the sky, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.
Created in response to young children's experience of anxiety, Butterflies is an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breath-taking physicality, the power of play and an original musical score.
This show has limited dialogue. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers.
Butterflies is a co-production between award-winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet and Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale theatre company creating work for young people.
Tangled Feet have put an activity pack to support Butterflies, including fun activities, mindfulness techniques and gentle yoga. This activity pack is free to download and available here.
Every show is a relaxed performance
Adults & Children £10
Concessions from £9 (65+ and those in receipt of unemployment benefit)
Schools from £8
Babe in arms: £1 (children under 12 months)
Family ticket of 4: £5 off (Offer applies at checkout once logged in)
Access tickets can be booked over the phone or via email for all performances. If you want to find out more or inform us of any particular needs, then just get in touch. We’re happy to help. For all access performances information, click here.
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Age Suggestion - 4-8 years
Polka Theatre creates a range of productions to be enjoyed by children from 0-12 years. Whilst all children may attend our productions, we feel that this story is best suited to the suggested audience. This may be due to the themes or presentation style. We encourage you to consider this when booking tickets.
A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production
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