Leeds Alternative Grotto Opens Beneath Leeds Town Hall

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Leeds Alternative Grotto Opens
Beneath Leeds Town Hall

Christmas experience with a difference promised down in the vaults…

An interactive Christmas experience combining elements of pantomime, traditional festive cheers and a grotto will be showing to toddlers and children under Leeds Town Hall.

Running from 17-23 December a series of 45 minute performances from Sneaky Experience will create a unique offering, designed to capture the festive spirit.

The event mixes panto humour with the depth and creativity of theatre, adds a walk-through grotto-esque experience where audience participation is encouraged, and aims to deliver a programme of three events:

Leeds Alternative Grotto: “Help the Nutcracker find his nuts”

The Story trees – enchanting early morning performances which feature puppetry, songs and storytelling.  Children of up to 6 years old will join Ratty, Mole, Toad, Badger and Weasel as they wander through the wild woods where they will discover Santa and listen to his story.

The Whispering Woods – Aimed at children of all ages, who will join the mission to help Ratty, Mole & Weasel track down their missing friend Badger.  But where will they find Mr. Toad? And can they make it to Father Christmas in time?

Twisted Christmas – The only chance you’ll have this year to untangle a real-life fairy from the Christmas tree lights, unfathom the confusion of the unicorn, and help the Nutcracker find his nuts, but just where is that bauble? Will you get all the decorations on to the tree in time? The challenge is set and the clock is ticking.

Leeds Alternative Grotto: “Bring Christmas back to life”

leeds alternative grotto under town hall christmasCompany Director Julia Benfield said: “We want to create an experience that channels the festive cheer of our Quote-A-Long Elf performances from last year. Whilst also capturing everyone’s favourite Christmas moments. Something fun for adults who love Christmas and unicorns as much as we do. Something that captures the joy of finding Santa in a grotto experience for the little ones.

“We love the setting of the Town Hall Vaults. We enjoyed taking ticket holders on a journey during last years’ Grimm adventure. So it has been the perfect location to bring Christmas back to life on a unique and interactive journey.”

This is a ticket only event with performances starting on Saturday 17th December, running until Friday 23rd. For more details, and to book tickets, visit: sneakyexperience.co.uk

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