Up and Away

Lincoln Events Centre 26 – 27 November 2018 
Rolleston Community Centre 28th November 2018
Ashburton Events Centre 29th November 2018
Performances at 10am, 11am and 1pm
Running time 30 minutes
Tickets available from eventbrite.co.nz for Rolleston and Lincoln, and ticketdirect.co.nz for Ashburton

Up and Away is a playful and gentle theatrical performance created exclusively for babies and their grown ups.

Fragments of everyday life are elevated from the ordinary to the exquisite, through the exploration of live music and play.

A cosy and safe atmosphere is created by way of a small number of attendees and a requirement that only pre-walking babies may attend. Up and Away takes place in a carefully crafted open-sided tent.

Through this created sense of calm, babies are given an optimal environment from which to engage and explore along with their caregiver. We encourage the audience to come as they are. Every baby will respond differently to the performance, and we embrace and welcome that.

Up and Away is informed by current neuroscientific research and has been developed in consultation with a speech and language therapist.

For what to expect when you come to Up and Away please read our FAQs.

“…a gentle, heart-warming show… The reactions… ranged from awestruck silence to excited shouting.” – What’s Up Christchurch, New Zealand

“…you’d have to be a baby-hating grinch with a lump of coal for a heart not to see that this is a pretty special experience for big and little people alike.”– Theatreview, New Zealand

Important information:

  • Only pre-walking babies (0-18 months approx) may attend accompanied by a caregiver. Due to the nature of the performance, babies who are walking cannot be admitted.
  • We want everyone to feel totally relaxed during the performance which is why there is no option to bring older siblings or other children along. The babies are our priority and we don’t want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance.
  • Due to space restrictions, only one caregiver and baby can be admitted in to the tent area. Other adults may purchase an ‘observer seat’ if they wish to attend (seated directly behind your family, just not on the floor).
  • Pram parking will be available in the Bradford Room as well as changing and feeding facilities.

This season has been made possible with assistance from Selwyn Creative Communities.

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