Wee Seals and Selkies

Children's Shows (storytelling, traditional)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish 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 for children of the much loved magical selkie myth. This performance blends fiddle music and storytelling theatre 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.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is level access from the john Knox building, If entering using the main entrance there are 9 steps. Once inside a lift that can take customers down to the -2 floor which is the bottom of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps to the top of the raked seating then 15 steps to the front row.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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

Elaine 98 days ago

A really lovely show. Fantastic story telling!


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Primary Times 95 days ago

Wee Seals and Selkies is a Scottish gem of a show set in the highlands of Scotland. So many shows in the fringe are not reflective of Alba's fine traditions and language so it was a relief to see a truly Scottish show.
This show comes highly recommended. Janis is available after the show to say hello and sign books. The venue also has some interactive exhibitions, making the whole experience very pleasant indeed.

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