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The Bear

The Bear


  • DATES & TIMES: Monday 7 December - Sunday 3 January, various times
  • AGE GROUP: 2+
  • TICKETS: £10
  • PROMOTIONS £32 Family Ticket, £8 Groups of 10+ (plus every 11th ticket free)
  • Pins and Needles in association with the Albany presents

    The Bear

    Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap, ride on its back or give it a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff as Tilly finds out when one night an enormous snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.

    With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling, and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre for little ones. 


    The Bear is a heart-warming and humorous wintry tale from the team that brought you the hugely successful Father Christmas. Pins and Needles are delighted to be bringing to life another of the much loved stories of Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman.


    The Bear is published by Penguin Random House.


    Performance schedule:

    Dates Times
    Monday 7 - Thursday 10 December 10.30am & 1pm
    Friday 11 December  10.30am* & 1pm**
    Sunday 13 December  11am, 1pm & 3pm
    Monday 14 - Thursday 17 December 10.30am & 1pm
    Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 December 11am, 1pm & 3pm
    Monday 21 - Thursday 24 December 11am & 2pm
    Sunday 27 - Wednesday 30 December 11am & 2pm
    Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 January 11am & 2pm


    *Friday 11 December, 10.30am: BSL Performance and Post-Show 'Meet the Puppets'


    **Friday 11 December, 1pm: Relaxed Performance and Post-Show 'Meet the Puppets'


    Please note: A Family Ticket consists of 2 Full Price and 2 Child tickets or 1 Full Price and 3 Child tickets.



    Schools and Nurseries


    Performances on 7 - 11 and 14 - 17 December are school performances, however families are welcome to book.


    We offer schools and nurseries an Early Bird Offer: £7 tickets for Groups of 10+ if booked before 24 July at 5pm.

    After 24 July: £10, £8 concs / £8 groups 10+ (plus every 11th ticket free)


    We can also provide a free lunchroom for your class, subject to availability, booking is essential.


    Click here to download a booking form