Children's Shows (theatre, puppetry)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 11:25
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 3+ (3 and older)
  • Country: Korea, Republic Of
  • Group: Turtle Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 3 and above (3+)
  • 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 18 months


Return to a world where childhood imagination sparks unending curiosity. In this hilarious and heart-warming tale, a father and the family hamster venture into a foreign yet familiar land of a children's storybook. On their way, they meet a slew of characters, including a stick of dynamite who could explode at any moment, a hard-headed futuristic spacewoman, a daydreaming medieval prince and a giant that yearns to be small. Complete with puppetry, music and live magic this innovative and imaginative new play is sure to dazzle the whole family!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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

Kieran Faulkner 119 days ago

As a show that had both adult and child members of the audience giggling throughout, Joyce really is a show for the entire family. Even though it combines a lot of elements that may seem disperate at first (magic, music, puppetry, physical comedy, fart jokes) it manages to combine everything it offers into a solid package that feels absolutely magical. Definitely a show for kids and big kids alike.

Harry Benjamin 120 days ago

Came to see this show as I was curious about the international nature of the production, and the story which sounded super fun and colourful. I very much enjoyed the show, but more importantly than that, the children in the audience were all laughing and having a great time, which speaks for itself. Fantastic puppetry and incredible magic tricks too! Definitely recommended for families looking for something genuinely charming and original.

Craig 120 days ago

10/10 - absolutely fantastic. Been to see several childrens/family shows this year and this one was head and shoulders above the rest. My children (5 and 8) talking about this hours afterwards. The cast were superb and very talented and clearly love to perform. Music is beautiful, story is heartfelt and there are laughs for all the family. Totally enchanting. Oh, and the magician is amazing - top class tricks! This should be a sellout show.

Dan Draper 126 days ago

Amazing! My children loved it they were belly laughing all the way through. A must see if you have kids!

Rachel 127 days ago

I've just been to see Joyce and absolutely loved it. Brilliantly made, fantastic cast, funny and entertaining for ages and the music was really lovely too. Moments were poignant, funny, sweet, fun - it covered all bases and the magician was the cherry on top! Everyone was amazed - kids & adults! I would definitely recommend.

albert bungay 127 days ago

Excellent children’s show. We arrived early and chatted to the charming performers before the show. Our 2 & 5 year old thoroughly enjoyed (as did the adults) this show. I would give it top marks and definitely recommend.

Hannah 134 days ago

Just saw Joyce with our three children aged 3, 6 and 8 and we all LOVED it. Lovely storyline, brilliant acting, enagaging, varied and good for all ages. Awesome - definitely recommend it for families with children.

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 106 days ago

Audiences are whisked away into childhood imagination in this wonderful performance by the Turtle Company. Joyce tells the story of a little girl who wants nothing more than her father to visit her talent show tonight. However, her Dad is a busy man and with all his meetings and business...

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DMV Theatre (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

Joyce is a truly beautiful piece of children’s theatre. It is an example of the magic that theatre can achieve when done well and to a high standard. This is the level of quality and expectation that all children’s theatre should strive to achieve.

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Mini Travellers blog (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

A really good accessible and loveable family play that was great for all ages. [...] One of those shows that lifts you and you come out with a warm glow.

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Pocketsize Theatre (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

This is more than a children's show with its philosophical adult themes of love and lost childhood but most importantly it was the children who stayed engrossed watching as we drifted off recalling our own childhood.

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Edinburgh Life With Kids 122 days ago

Joyce is a show suitable for all ages. It incorporates puppetry, music and live magic, all of which is performed very well by an obviously talented cast.

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 135 days ago

Joyce is the whimsical tale of a father who must be reminded that there is more to life than work. We are taken on a somewhat ‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets ‘The Wizard of Oz’ type adventure, although that sounds good … Read More ...

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