The Princess & The Giant open-air theatre 29th August 2018

The Princess & The Giant

Wednesday 29 August, 6.30pm (gates open 6pm), Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG.

Ticket update (as of 29.8.2018 4pm): We are selling tickets on the gate for tonight’s performance (see details below)

Princess Sophie is fed up. She’s EXHAUSTED and it’s all because the grumpy old giant can’t sleep – his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Based on the Children’s book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.

Bring along picnics, blanket and folding chairs.


On the gate tickets (subject to availability) –  £15 adult, £12 concession, £10 child, no family ticket available.

Under 2’s are free.

Advance tickets – £13.50 adult, £10 concession , £8 child (aged 2 to 16 years), £38 Family (2 adults, 2 under 16’s, can only purchase in multiples of 4), Family plus 1 (2 adults and 3 under 16s, please purchase 1 x Family Ticket plus 1 child ticket = £46

How to purchase:

  • online: Book on-line with Folksy Theatre    (until 24 hours before the show, booking fee applies) 
  • In person from Martineau Gardens Monday to Friday 10am  -4pm  (cash, cheque and card sales, no booking fee) in advance until 4pm Wednesday 29 August
  • On the gate, subject to availability. Note, family tickets are only available in advance.                          

About the Event

This is an open-air event, so please come prepared for the weather! There will be a marquee in the audience area which will provide ample shelter, but please bring wet weather protection, if needed. Picnics are welcomed, plus picnic rugs, blankets and folding chairs.

Getting to the Event

Martineau Gardens is close to the MAC and opposite the Priory Hospital. Please park next door to Martineau Gardens at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club (by kind permission), free of charge. Allow yourselves at least 7 minutes to walk back to Martineau Gardens. There is a small car park on site at Martineau Gardens.

The Gardens are served by buses 1, 45, 47, 61 or 63  and there is a bike rack on site, located close to the Pavilion.

For full location details, click here.

Take a look at photographs from previous productions, here at Martineau Gardens and around the country

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