Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five-foot-wide by five-foot-deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?

Holes is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster.

This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.


WATCH the Interviews with some of the team of Holes, from the Director to Accountant, Designer to Marketing here.

Change to performance times in our Brochure

Tuesday: 7pm

Wednesday: 10am and 1:30pm

Thursday: 10:30am and 2:30pm

Friday: No Performance

Saturday: 2:30pm and 7pm

  • Evenings
  • £21 to £26
  • Matinees
  • £21
  • Concessions
  • £3 Off
  • 18 to 26s
  • £13.50
  • Students
  • £3 Off (with a valid Student ID)
  • Friends of The Grand
  • £5 Off (Opening Night Only)
  • Family of Four
  • £64 (Top Price Band Only, using Promo Code: HOLES4)
  • Group 10+
  • £4 Off
  • Group 20+
  • £5 Off
  • Schools
  • £13.50 (Wed 10am and 1:30pm, Thu 10:30am)
  • What the critics say

    4/5 Star Rating

    'A fast-paced and inventive family show that works on every level.'

    5/5 Star Rating

    'Storytelling at its best. An absolute must see.'

    4/5 Star Rating

    'Like the novel, Penford’s production gets the balance between gritty realism and wild fantasy just right.'

    4/5 Star Rating

    'It’s a show that grows in pace, wit and emotional resonance the longer it goes on; you’ll leave smiling.'