There was once a little girl so small she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. They called her Thumbelina.

Enjoy Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb and her adventures along the riverbank. Follow Thumbelina’s encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow, leading her to ultimate happiness in the kingdom of flowers. This gentle show is played amongst gardening tools, with traditional glove, rod and shadow puppets.

Thumbelina is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre for young children and families.

Further Information about Thumbelina

This is a Norwich Puppet Theatre production recommended for ages 2+

11am shows are open to all ages, meaning those under the recommended age limit can attend. 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. Under 2s cannot attend the 2.30pm performances of this show.

The 11am performances on Friday 2 June will be Relaxed. For more information about our Relaxed events, please click here.

This show has reduced audience capacity and all performances have unreserved seating. If you require the front accessible row, please book our Accessible Seats, or phone the Theatre to book on 01603 629921.

We recommend adult audience members wear face coverings (unless you are exempt) whilst in the Theatre. For our full COVID guidelines, please click here.


Adult £9

Child £9

Family of four £32 (1 adult and 3 children OR 2 adults and 2 children)

Creative Team

Created with Karen Torley, Linda Cotterhill & Rene Baker

Directed by Luis Z Boy

Performed by Gemma Khawaja

Video & Photo

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