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Quirk Theatre: Five Children & It

Sun 17 Dec 2023 - Thu 28 Dec 2023


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Run Time: 70 minutes


From £10* - £14* | Family tickets from £40*


2pm & 4.30pm

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Quirk Theatre: Five Children & It

A Fresh, Festive Take on a Childhood Classic for all the Family…


Quirk Theatre return to Exeter Phoenix for their 20th show with a heartwarming and hilarious festive adventure all about wishes

Wishes that are granted by an anarchic fairy-monster-thingy with eyes on stalks. The lucky children who find the Psammead can wish for anything! But as the old saying goes, they might need to be careful what they wish for…

This Christmas, join the Psammead and five children for a fresh, festive take on a childhood classic, as E. Nesbit’s beloved children’s book gets the Quirk treatment.

Quirk Theatre are known for their inventive and innovative approach to live theatre, wowing audiences with their use of projection, puppetry, creative set design and original music. Essentially simple, beautifully effective and brilliant fun, Quirk Theatre deliver an exciting, engaging and magical experience for all.

A perfect festive treat for all ages!

Dates, Times & Prices

Off Peak Shows:

Sunday 17th Dec | 2pm (Relaxed) | 4.30pm

Thursday 21st Dec | 2pm | 4.30pm (BSL)

Peak Shows:

Friday 22nd Dec | 2pm | 4.30pm

Saturday 23rd Dec | 2pm | 4.30pm

Sunday 24th Dec | 2pm | 4.30pm

Thursday 28th Dec | 2pm | 4.30pm


Off Peak: Child: £10* | Adult: £13* | Family: £40*

Peak: Child: £11* | Adult: £14* | Family: £45*

(Family Ticket = 2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Booster seats are available upon request. Please contact Box Office prior to the event to reserve one.


Age guidance: The show has been designed for 5–11-year-olds, but Quirk specialises in designing productions with elements that will appeal to all ages.

Pay It Forward Ticket Scheme

If you are in a position to help families at Refugee Support Devon and at Exeter Food Bank access the joyful, often life-changing experiences which the Performing Arts can offer, please consider donating alongside your purchase.

We taking the opportunity this festive season to collect for as well as highlight the incredible work that Exeter Foodbank does.

If they are able to, we are inviting attendees of our festive events to bring an item to pop in the basket for Exeter’s Food Bank. Here is a list of their priority items for December. There is a drop off point next to our Christmas tree in the foyer.

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Exeter Foodbank for your incredible dedication to what is sadly an essential service.


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >

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