Christmas Spiegeltent

Christmas Tales with Granddad

Christmas Tales with Granddad

During the twilight period between Christmas and New Year that we’re calling Twixtmas, the Spiegeltent plays home to award-winning theatre company Pickled Image and their exquisite hand-made puppets for a run of the enchanting Christmas Tales with Granddad.

Find a seat and settle down to hear Granddad’s merry feast of stories including tales of a special pair of Christmas pants, the mystery of the snowflake necklace and the mischievous shenanigans of the Tomten – a feisty Gnome who loves the chance to swap gossip with woodland creatures, and who might just be the reason Granddad can’t find his favourite tree decoration…

Creating a magical sense of the fireside in the Spiegeltent, Granddad will welcome imaginative input from the audience as he weaves his own brand of heart-warming storytelling and festive cheer.


Formed in 2000, Bristol-based Pickled Image specialises in puppetry for live performance and theatre. Since its inception the company has gained international recognition and numerous awards for their humorous visual productions.


Tuesday 27th December – 2pm

Wednesday 28th December – 11am and 2pm

Thursday 29th December – 11am and 2pm

Friday 30th December – 11am and 2pm


This is a seated show.

Doors open at 30 minutes before show start time. Show runs for approximately 60 minutes.

Recommended for children aged 3+ and their families.

Babies aged under 12 months come free with a paying adult and don’t need a ticket of their own.