The Zoo That Comes To You

By Scarlet Oak Theatre

The Zoo That Comes To You follows the impassioned attempts of two animal enthusiasts to share their love of and concern for animals with the world. They take in animals that need respite, care or a temporary home and have, accidentally, ended up with a sanctuary full of animals. However, no-one has come to visit their zoo! So everybody – animals and humans alike – have decided it is time to get out, see the world, and bring the zoo, to you.

Come and meet this eclectic group of charming yet cheeky animals, as they discuss their life experiences and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world dominated by humans. These animals have a lot to say and want to inspire people of all ages to take action, because they know small actions can make a big difference in the world.

Featuring puppetry, live music and playful characters, Scarlet Oak Theatre welcomes you to join the conversation about animal conservation.


Jasmine Orchard and Lucia d’Inverno met when training at Circomedia: centre for contemporary circus and physical theatre and have since trained in clowning with Ecole Phillipe Gaulier. Both artists bring to the company their experience from working in a variety of educational settings which has highly informed their practice in creating work for young audiences. With their separate careers in acting, puppeteering, directing and producing they have come together to form Scarlet Oak Theatre, a company committed to making theatre that is equally accessible and engaging for children and their grownups.


Further Information for The Zoo That Comes To You

This production is recommended for ages 5+ but we welcome younger audiences and unaccompanied grownups.

Running time: Approx 60 minutes with no interval

Tickets for under 2s are free, but must be booked. Audience members cannot take prams into the auditorium and under 2s will need to sit on an adult’s lap. Prams can be left in our foyer.


Additional Access

All performances have unreserved seating. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to get into the auditorium. If you require the front accessible row or step-free access, please book our Accessible Seats, or phone the Theatre to book on 01603 629921.



Adult £12

Child £10

Family of four £40 (1 adult and 3 children OR 2 adults and 2 children)


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