• The Elves & The Shoemakers

Event Details

Tue 11 Dec - Sat 05 Jan

Time: 1pm | selected 10.30am and 6pm performances

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: From £12

Age Recommendations: 3+

Book Tickets


Presented by: York Theatre Royal

Writer: Brothers Grimm

Adapted by: Mike Kenny

Directed by: Juliet Forster

The Elves & The Shoemakers

"Shoes, shoes, shimmering shoes,
You'll jump at the chances, for parties and dances,
So just put your feet up and give a big hand,
For the best pair of shoemakers here in the land..."

Once upon a time, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor. So poor they couldn't even afford to buy each other Christmas presents. With no wood for the fire and only one piece of leather left to make shoes, there was little festive spirit in the shoemakers' shop.

But one night, just as the snow began to fall outside and the clock strikes midnight, two mischievous elves appear at the window... 

With live music, puppetry and lots of theatre magic, Grimms' classic fairy tale, The Elves & The Shoemakers, comes to life this Christmas as a festive treat for all the family.

Relaxed Performance: Thursday 20 December, 1pm | Monday 31 December, 10.30am 


We need your help to spread a little Christmas joy. By donating £10 you will enable York Theatre Royal to provide a ticket for a child or adult to see The Elves & The Shoemakers.

Performances on the 19th December at 10.30am and 3rd January at 1pm are available for pay it forward tickets only.

Donated tickets will be distributed to charities supporting local families in need. For many, this will be their first theatre experience.

Click HERE to pay it forward.

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