The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Award-winning Room 29 Theatre return with this fast-paced Tony Award-winning musical, following an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents that vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing ding of the bell that signals a spelling mistake, all while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride complete with audience participation, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Lauren Hogg 101 days ago

I saw this show on it's opening night and I had the best time! If you're looking for a happy show full of moments that will make you belly laugh, then this is the one for you. It is a very professional production that makes great use of the performance space, with fun and clever choreography and beautiful harmonies. All of the performers portrayed their characters genuinely, and there wasn't one of the contestants that I didn't want to win the Bee! Wonderfully fun, wholesome and at times heartbreaking, please go and see Room 29's production before they say "Goodbye".

Aileen 101 days ago

Opening night but you'd never have guessed! A very funny, LOL show and slick production. So good having a tight live band as well. My 12 year olds loved it too - their favourite was the "boy with the cape". Hard for me to pick out a stand out performer as they were all really well cast. Get yourself a ticket if you can!!!

Izzy Way 101 days ago

Please go see this show!! Such a fun time, a cast who clearly enjoy every minute and are so incredibly talented. Special shout outs to the kids, who were such brilliant actors and make the show a joy to watch. Spelling Bee is always a fun show, but this production is a must see!

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

The show is entertaining enough, but its overbearing quirkiness gets repetitive fast...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

An energetic, polished and humorous production...

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All Edinburgh Theatre (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

Phylactery, cystitis, and Mexican are some of the words the contestants of have to spell in Room 29 Theatre’s hilarious production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Directed by Neil Lavin, this is the Tony Award-winning musical which ran on Broadway in 2005 which tells the story of...

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