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General Prices: £10 / Groups of 6 or more: £8 per person + £0.10 booking fee per ticket

Duration: 1hr (approx)

Seating: Reserved seated

This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, a curious conjurer and pioneering problem-solver. You’ll find him pottering in his shed; planning his latest mission. He is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too!

When he arrives at the Antarctic will its icy wilderness meet his excited expectations? Will the penguins’ reception be frosty, or will the colony welcome him with open wings?!

With a playful energy and a mix of puppetry, music and song, this show will be a delightful celebration of wild creativity and the joy of individuality.

Waddle on down and join the expedition!

Suitable for all the family, from ages 3 and up.

The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin is co-commissioned by ARC Stockton and The Albany, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from The Lyric, Bridport and The Point, Eastleigh.


Running Times

Wed 4 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 5 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 7 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Tue 10 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Wed 11 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 12 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 14 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Tue 17 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Wed 18 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Thu 19 Dec 10.30am 1pm
Sat 21 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Sun 22 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Mon 23 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm
Tue 24 Dec 11.30am 2.30pm


Dynamic Pricing
We set ticket prices based on demand; the price can go up or down depending on how well a show is selling. The price will usually increase closer to the event date, so we always recommend booking in advance to take advantage of best price. You can read more about our dynamic pricing policy here.


Schools – you can download a Teachers Resource Pack for the show here.