Scratch Built Productions in association with Proteus present

The Christmas Switch

Saturday 10th December 2022 - Saturday 24th December 2022 11.00am | 2.00pm | 3.30pm (4.30pm on 15/16 Dec)

TICKETS: £11 per person (including booking fee)

Join us this Christmas for a festive adventure where our youngest audience members and their families will be at the heart of the story.

Ooops! Someone has accidentally switched off the Christmas switch and now there is no more magic!
The problem is, no-one quite knows where the switch is hidden, but without magic, how will the elves make sure everything is ready in time for Christmas day?
The elves need your help.
Join us on a festive adventure where your family are at the heart of the story and help us make sure the Christmas switch is turned back on.
Our yearly Christmas show, created in partnership with Scratchbuilt Productions, is a magical and immersive theatre experience. Audiences travel around the Creation Space arts centre with the story, each room transformed into an enchanting Christmassy scene, full of wonder.
A guaranteed memory-making theatre experience for the whole family.

Every year [the show] is so magic and special, my children really enjoy it. The look on the children’s faces tell you everything you need to know

– Audience member

This gently interactive show is a perfect ‘first theatre experience’ and children are encouraged to explore, play, create and interact with the enchanting surroundings and colourful characters that they meet along the way.

A perfect first theatrical experience…whatever your age! Five Stars

-West End Best Friend

For 8 successive years, Scratchbuilt have created a brand new and unique in-house Christmas show with Proteus, bringing their trademark mix of interactive storytelling, exquisitely hand-crafted set design and beautiful (and funny!) puppetry, music and sensory elements, all with a generous dusting of Christmas magic. This show is the perfect festive treat for younger audiences and the young-at-heart!



£11* per person. Every attendee requires a valid ticket.
Babies: Please note that only babies in arms under 12 months go free of charge, however please make sure you reserve a ticket for them (priced £0) so that we can manage capacity for each show.

*Ticket prices are inclusive of booking fee. We do not send out physical tickets, your email confirmation is proof of booking. (Please check your spam folder, if you can’t see a confirmation email).

Dates and times

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 11.00am | 2pm | 3.30pm
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th December 11.00am | 2pm | 4.30pm
Sunday 17th – Saturday 24th December 11.00am | 2pm | 3.30pm

Most suitable for ages: From babies up until approximately 8 years, older siblings of course as always, are welcome

Running time: Approximately 50 minutes

About your visit:
– Please ensure you arrive in good time for the start of the performance, as we will be starting promptly. Although we will endeavour admit latecomers, this would mean your party will miss part of the show, which can be especially upsetting for younger children.
– Our café will open before and after performances serving delicious Moonroast coffee, teas, seasonal hot chocolates and tasty sweet treats but at this current time we are not serving lunches.
– Please remember that we are a charitable arts organisation and the world, including us,  is short-staffed right now! We will always provide a warm welcome and ask visitors to be kind and considerate in return.

Refunds, returns and exchanges

In the event you are unable to attend the performance you have booked for we will endeavor to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production*, on condition that we are informed at least 48 hours before the performance (7 days for groups of more than 6 individuals on a single booking). We cannot offer a refund in these circumstances. In the event that the performance you have booked for is cancelled or rescheduled, or is abandoned when less than half of the performance has taken place, you are entitled to a refund of the price paid.

For full details including guidelines for attending, and specific terms related to COVID-19, please view attached document here.

*subject to availability.

photography by Chuck Douglas, taken from previous ScratchBuilt x Proteus Christmas Show

Yet again Proteus surpassed my expectations and delivered a beautiful, magical production which has become one of the highlights of our year

- The Basingstoke Gazette

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