The Wheel & Barbican Theatre

A Grimm Christmas

Thu 12 Dec
- Mon 23 Dec
8pm+ 5pm (Sat 14 & Sat 21 Dec only)
Approx 1 hour 15 mins
£15 (inclusive of booking fees & charges)

“A spin on the fairytales you thought you knew…. before Hollywood sprinkled sugar on them” 

Once upon a time there were two brothers who collected stories.

Dark and gruesome tales that were sanitised and sweetened for children by the manipulative rulers of the Kingdom. These tales became well loved stories to share in the festive season.

This Christmas the Brothers Grimm want to reclaim their stories from the corporate giants that roam the land, and take back their place in the traditions of folklore. Join them as they tell the stories how they were originally intended; uncensored with all the menace and gore to thrill and delight us on A Grimm Christmas night!

After last year’s inaugural ‘An Evening With Krampus’ was so well received, The Wheel and Barbican Theatre return with another alternative Christmas show where the kids are definitely not allowed!

A Grimm Christmas features professional actors, supported by emerging actors and performers from the region

Tickets £15 (inclusive of all booking fees)

NEWS: Lead Actors Announced as Greg Shewring and Henry Regan (6 Nov) Click here for full story

Christmas & New Year Box Office Opening Times 2019-20

Performance dates & times:
Wed 11 Dec 8pm (preview performance – all tickets half price £7.50)
Thu 12 Dec 8pm
Fri 13 Dec 8pm
Sat 14 Dec 5pm & 8pm
Tue 17 Dec 8pm
Wed 18 Dec 8pm
Thu 19 Dec 8pm
Fri 20 Dec 8pm
Sat 21 Dec 5pm & 8pm
Sun 22 Dec 8pm
Mon 23 Dec 8pm

Why not make a night of it and book a table in The B-Bar for a meal beforehand? The B-Bar serves the best Thai food in Plymouth and also has a great selection of cocktails! The bar and restaurant get very busy so for A Grimm Christmas audience members they are taking bookings for 5pm, 5:15pm and 5:30pm (with last orders 6:45pm) To book a table call 01752 242021. Check out the menu here


"Dark indeed and, oh, so delicious." (An Evening With Krampus 2018)

British Theatre Guide

"Great show, a real alternative to the sickly sweet!!" (An Evening With Krampus 2018)

Audience member

"Superb show. Can't recommend it enough". (An Evening With Krampus 2018)

Audience member


Tickets are currently only available for collection from 1 hour before performances begin. They are not currently available for collection from the Box Office at any other times and postage is no longer available. Barbican Theatre recommends e-tickets which can be presented at the theatre on the date of your performance using a smart mobile device (or if you prefer can be printed out) E-tickets are more covid safe and are also much greener due to not being needed to be printed or posted.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.