Wee Seals and Selkies

Children's Shows (storytelling, traditional)

  • 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
The socially distanced performance of this show takes place on Wednesday 10th August..
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Description

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking Scotland's northern seashores. The Wee Seal is the true tale of a seal born in the storyteller’s garden, while The Selkie Girl is a retelling of the much loved magical selkie myth, blending fiddle music and traditional storytelling to create the atmosphere of the sea and shore. Based on two of Janis Mackay’s much-loved books; The Wee Seal, and The Selkie Girl (Floris Books). Enjoy them brought to life with storytelling, movement and music. 'A gem of a show' (Primary Times).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is step free access at the John Knox House entrance of the building, the main entrance door for Storytelling Centre has 9 steps leading up to to it from street level. If not taking the lift there is then a total of 17 steps up to the library (9 steps, a landing, and then 8 additional steps). All guests enter library through same door once inside the building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building 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.

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

Victoria Lunt 8 days ago

Although a children's show, I support a lady with a learning disability who loves music (and anything Scottish!) so we thought we'd give it a shot. We both enjoyed it - as did the children in the audience who were engaged throughout with plenty of participation. Janis has a very warm presence and has a great dynamic with Donald. The premise of the storyteller's journey up to the north of Scotland is a nice framing device to the stories she tells/discovers while up there. It's a very sweet show - simple and effective. The books available of the stories look beautiful too and would be a lovely way for kids to relive the show.


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DVM Theatre (4.5/5 stars) 1 day ago

This is a fantastic experience for the whole family, suitable for children 5 years and older. It’s also a beautiful introduction to the world of storytelling and a lovely way to fuel the imagination of young audiences.

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