Up and Away – Your Visit

Can I bring my older children?

We want your baby to have a great first experience of theatre, so we’ve set our age guidance for Up and Away to reflect this (pre-walking babies). The show will be sensory and a very new environment for a lot of little ones (and parents!). We want everyone to feel totally relaxed, so this means we don’t want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance. We will have shows coming up soon for children who are a little older.

Can I come if I don’t have a baby with me?

Yes you can. We understand that sometimes families want to bring more than one grown up to accompany baby on their exciting theatre experience, or grown ups want to come and see what all the fuss is about. The babies are our most important audience members and our show is specifically designed to be a uniquely intimate experience between carer and baby, however there are a very limited number of tickets available for extra grownups.  You can get more information at the ticketing website for the event you want to attend or send us a message on hello@cubbin.co.nz.

How long is the show?

The performance lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. This includes an opportunity at the end for the babies (and you) to stay and play.

Where will we sit?

You and your baby can sit on the floor on a cosy collection of cushions, or there will be some comfy chairs for those who find it difficult to sit on the floor.

Does my baby need to sit still and be quiet?

No! We’re really keen to encourage the babies to respond however they like – gurgling, laughing, commenting (if they’ve started talking!), or hiccupping! They’re also welcome to explore the space however they choose.

If your baby does get unsettled by this new experience (even though it’s been designed to be a relaxing introduction to theatre), we often find that by you simply standing up and moving slightly further away relaxes them enough for them to stay watching the performance. Obviously, if your baby gets really upset, then it’s a good idea to take them outside but you’re very welcome to come back in as soon as they’ve had a feed or a cuddle and calmed down.

Can I feed my baby during the show?

Absolutely! The babies’ comfort is most important to us. No matter how you feed your baby you are welcome to do so during the show.

Is there somewhere to change my baby?

Yes, there are restrooms at all the venues we visit plus we will have a change area (with emergency wipes etc!) in the room so you don’t miss any of the performance.

The venue might be really busy, where will I park my pram?

When you arrive at the venue you will be met by our Front of House staff who will show you how to get up to the show space. You will then relax with your baby in a waiting area until a host directs you to the performance space. We have designed the room to include a space where prams can be stored.

I’m running late! Can I come in after the start time?

Absolutely! You will be welcome to come and go from the space whenever you wish during the performance.

Do I need to buy two tickets for me and my baby?

No, the ticket price includes one baby and one grown up. You can add extra grown ups to your visit by purchasing an observer ticket.

Where is the venue and where will I park?

All our venues have plenty of parking. You can check out where the venues are on the event website.

Will I enjoy the performance too?

We hope so! If you have any other queries or concerns please contact our friendly team at hello@cubbin.co.nz

Up and Away, theatre for babies by Cubbin Theatre Company, Christchurch New Zealand
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