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The Snail And The Whale at the Apollo Theatre - Inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Beloved Tale, Exclusive Up to 32% off

Apollo Theatre, Piccadilly Circus

Are you ready to set sail this Christmas?

Saturday 30 November 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020

Suitable for 4+ years

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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
  • Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey live on stage! 
  • Filled with storytelling, live music and lots of laughs
  • From Tall Stories the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage


★★★★★ 'Faultless family fare' WHAT’S ON STAGE

"Captivating, inventive storytelling" - Edinburgh Festival for Kids 

"Delightful, Funny and Imaginative" - The Independent 

"An exquisite piece of theatre" - The Stage  

Dates and Prices


  • Saturday 30th November - 11am
  • Sunday 1st December - 11am, 2pm & 4pm
  • Tuesday 3rd December - 11am
  • Wednesday 4th December - 11am*
  • Thursday 5th December - 11am
  • Friday 6th December - 11am
  • Saturday 7th December - 11am
  • Sunday 8th December - 11am, 2pm & 4pm
  • Tuesday 10th December - 11am
  • Wednesday 11th December - 11am**
  • Thursday 12th December - 11am
  • Friday 13th December - 11am
  • Saturday 14th December - 11am
  • Sunday 15th December - 11am, 2pm & 4pm***
  • Tuesday 17th December - 11am
  • Wednesday 18th December - 11am
  • Friday 20th December - 11am
  • Saturday 21st December - 11am
  • Sunday 22nd December - 11am, 2pm & 4pm
  • Monday 23rd December - 11am & 2pm
  • Tuesday 24th December - 11am
  • Friday 27th December - 11am & 2pm
  • Saturday 28th December - 11am
  • Sunday 29th December - 11am
  • Monday 30th December - 11am & 2pm
  • Tuesday 31st December - 11am
  • Thursday 2nd January - 11am
  • Friday 3rd January - 11am & 2pm
  • Saturday 4th January - 11am
  • Sunday 5th January - 11am, 2pm & 4pm

Please note: 

  • *Relaxed, autism-friendly performances: Wed 4th Dec at 11am and Sun 15th Dec at 4pm
  • **BSL-interpreted performance: Wed 11th Dec at 11am
  • ***Audio Described Performance: Sun 15th Dec at 4pm

Price Information: 

  • £15 for Single Ticket, Up to 32% off 
  • Seating is allocated by the theatre by best available at time of purchase.
Need to Know
  • Recommended for ages 4+ 
  • Duration 55mins
  • Seating is allocated by the theatre by best available at time of purchase.
  • All tickets purchased together will be sat together.
  • Seating is allocated by theatre and not by LittleBird
  • Only valid for the performance for which you have purchased
  • No refunds available
How to Redeem
  • Please print your e-Ticket and present it at the Box Office for ticket collection at least 30 mins before the performance starts.
  • You will receive your e-Ticket via email once you have purchased.
Plan your Visit

Address and Contact Info

Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Avenue

Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus Station
Nearest Park: St Anne's Churchyard Gardens
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