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The Hunting of the Snark

Overview

The new magical madcap adventure from the genius behind Alice in Wonderland

★★★
‘A daffy yarn with dash, hilarity and a sweet heart. Gleefully... Read More

Overview

The new magical madcap adventure from the genius behind Alice in Wonderland

★★★
‘A daffy yarn with dash, hilarity and a sweet heart. Gleefully... Read More

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Grand Opera House York, York
Clifford and Cumberland Street,York,YO1 9SW

The Hunting of the Snark

The new magical madcap adventure from the genius behind Alice in Wonderland

★★★
‘A daffy yarn with dash, hilarity and a sweet heart. Gleefully silly.’  
The Times
 
★★★
‘...as an introduction to the magic of theatre, it is hard to beat.’
Radio Times

All aboard!  The ship is departing!  All children, animals and silly people welcome!
Come and join our ragtag band of explorers on a side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced journey to hunt the mythical creature and encounter a parade of fantastical creatures and a soundtrack of witty songs.  

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.  

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem.

Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.

A riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers including the Boy, the Banker, the Butcher, the Baker, the Bellman and the knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark… on the journey they encounter the Jub Jub bird, the sly Bandersnatch and the dastardly Boojum… Can a Snark be caught with soap?  Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name?  Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like?

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is a tour de force that‘ll delight, excite and entertain.

★★★
‘…completely charming and delightful.’
Londontheatre1.com

‘staged with verve and a sense of adventure to keep even small children glued.’
Mail On Sunday

‘…what makes Annabel Wigoder’s entertaining 70-minute stage adaptation enjoyable for adults and children is the energy of its cast, Gareth Cooper’s sweet guitar-led score with funny lyrics and the imaginativeness of its staging.‘
Sunday Times

★★★
‘...a masterclass in witty, engaging, imaginative musical theatre for children.’ 
 Musical Theatre Review

★★★
‘…an adventure tale that keeps kids entertained from start to finish.’
Broadway World

★★★★
‘Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a slick slapstick and zippy one-liners.’ 
The Stage 

★★★★★
‘Packed to the gunnels with laughter and mayhem.’  
Edinburgh Evening News

‘A bit bonkers and a bit crazy, heartwarming and very, very funny.  Sometimes some of the best theatre is made for young people.’ 
BBC Scotland Radio

‘Full of laughs, brilliant songs, and a great story.’ 
Primary Times Magazine

The Hunting of the Snark

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

The Hunting of the Snark Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Grand Opera House Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Please contact your access champion at the theatre here.

Audio description is provided for many of the week long shows and may be booked in advance by contacting the box office. Headsets can be collected from the box office on arrival at the theatre.A Touch tour takes place 1hour before the audio described matinee performance begins and must be booked at least 7 days in advance.


Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There is disabled access to the stalls level auditorium and bar via Kings Street. We also have allocated spaces for wheelchairs chairs on the end of rows G, H, M, N and R. These will need to be requested at the time of booking.

Please Note that due to this venue being a listed building, the Grand Opera House does not have a lift.  


A Sennheiser Infra Red Hearing System is available for people with hearing impairments. Please collect a headset from Front of House staff. The system may not be compatible with all types of hearing aids. 


Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.

We have a disabled toilet in the stalls, located by the disabled access point.

Grand Opera House York Information

Grand Opera House York
  • See our Access Info tab for more info.
  • Enjoy our Stalls, Dress and Grand and the main Foyer Bars.
  • We have coffee making facilities in our Foyer Bar.
  • Enjoy a VIP package for only £20 on top of your ticket price.
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Grand Opera House York

Clifford and Cumberland Street
York

North Yorkshire
YO1 9SW


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3024

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5391

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

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Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Due to regulations any tins, cans and glass bottles are not permitted in the auditorium.  These items will be confiscated on the door and returned at the end of the show.

 
Grand Opera House Box Office Opening Hours

Mon - Sat 12pm - 5.30pm

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The Hunting of the Snark Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

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