november, 2022

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picture perfect christmas

Event Details

Step in to a National Gallery painting and see a wintry scene come to life in a A Picture Perfect Christmas, set in the gallery’s theatre.

When: 26 and 27 November / 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December. 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Where: National Gallery

Age: 3+

Ticket price: £15. Babes in arms go free.

Further info from organisers:

In a National Gallery first, you join a show as larger-than-life characters step out of a masterpiece and set off on a magical Christmas adventure. A tale of friendship, mystery and festive spirit set in the 1600s.

This 60-minute musical show will unfold in the National Gallery’s theatre and is set inside the imagined world of one of the Gallery’s paintings: Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle

In this entertaining family-friendly show, we are transported from the shores of the icy lake in Avercamp’s painting into the depths of an enchanted winter forest.

We invite you to adventure along with two children, Frederick and Maaike, as we unite to defeat a frosty foe scheming to ruin Christmas.

Along the way, we meet an industrious squirrel, a bold badger, an honourable deer and, of course, Father Christmas.

With the help of our forest friends, the power of love and some seasonal cheer, we hope to save the day and Christmas too!

Expect songs, dance, and lots of laughter.

Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance.

You can also visit the Christmas Pop-Up Café for delicious refreshments before the show.

Please note, this is a theatre production, not a Grotto experience. Father Christmas will also appear in the show for a singalong finale.

Find out more and book here

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