Children's Shows (music, opera)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    Hearing not needed
    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 are required to have a paid ticket


Following the success of 2017’s BambinO, composer Lliam Paterson is back with a brand new opera for 12 to 24-month-olds. Fox-tot! is full of imagination – a magical journey of discovery for those taking their first small steps into the big wide world. Set in a woodland world where anything can happen, this engaging mix of music and puppetry is an interactive experience for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Paterson’s inventive score draws on everything from French Baroque to contemporary opera – all cleverly reimagined for an audience at the very start of their musical lives.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Frances Culpin 100 days ago

Loved this as did my 17 month old-highly recommended!

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

This is Scottish Opera’s second show for babies; after the huge success of BambinO for six to 18-month-olds, Fot-Tot! is aimed at one to two-year-olds, offering an introduction to opera. Roxana Haines’ exuberant production embraces the chaos that comes with allowing toddlers free movement around the space, although gentle staff...

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The Herald [paywall] (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

AN adult audience that was as distracting as the one I sat with for the first of two new productions Scottish Opera is presenting in Edinburgh this year would get short shrift from this writer. When the target demographic is between 12 and 24 months, however, it is difficult to...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

On a stage strewn with autumnal-coloured leaves, two singers give each other a hug and a wave. ...

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Edinburgh Festival For Kids (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

If you are looking for a beautiful multi sensory musical experience for your baby, where they have the freedom to walk/crawl amongst the set, then this is the show for you! The thought and detail that went into creating Fox -Tot! is clear from the offset. The actors, musicians and singers were all set at ground level, interacting unobtrusively with the audience, and there are additional small details like tree cross-section cushions to sit on and thousands of beautifully coloured autumnal leaves to play with. As soon as the music and singing began, my little one was mesmerised. I was initially worried that as he had only just turned one he may be a little young for the show, however he loved every second of it and was entranced the whole way through. The musical score was a wonderful and gentle introduction to opera for tiny ears and the story struck the right balance of simple yet imaginative, perfect for its target audience.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

There are two challenges at the heart of Fox-tot!, a new work from composer Lliam Paterson and director Roxana Haines for Scottish Opera. The first is arguably the most obvious: devising an opera short enough to hold the attention of children under the age of two. The other is more...

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The List (5/5 stars) 103 days ago

Scottish Opera hits the right note in second opera for infants...

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