Tales of Xenia

Theatre (verbatim, physical theatre)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

The ancient Greeks held the idea of Xenia sacred: it’s the concept of helping strangers, offering hospitality to lost travellers. It’s time to celebrate Xenia again: in today’s landscape of bleak newsfeeds and toxic algorithms, Bear Pit Theatre went looking for tales of everyday hope and a brighter worldview. With verbatim accounts drawn from war-torn Afghanistan to Soviet Russia, from drunken inter-railing to the friendliest mugging ever, these tales are an antidote to cynicism. We focus on truth and simplicity, merging the words of everyday decency with physical theatre and puppetry in a glorious carnival of optimism.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Stair-lift with folding seat to 1st floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to stair-lift chair at ground level, transfer from one stair-lift chair to another at first floor level, and transfer back to wheelchair at second floor). Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the stair lift the space is accessed by one flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    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

Dates, Times and Prices