In the Night Garden Live World First

The BAFTA award-winning CBeebies children’s TV show returns to the stage with a new show and its heading to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre this September (6-8, 2019).

This Spring 2019, the smash-hit In the Night Garden Live begins a first-ever tour of UK theatres with a brand-new show. Take a spectacular journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden and experience the UK’s favourite family show with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.

In the Night Garden Live World First – The 2019 tour will also see a world first, as the Pinky Ponk Air Orb soars over the heads of In The Night Garden Live audiences – the first time an effect like this has been used in theatres anywhere in the UK! This amazing new flying Pinky Ponk uses cutting-edge, patented aerodynamic technology pioneered by the specialist German company, Airstage, who have designed and built similar Air Orbs all over the world, including for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and the Radio City Musical Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York.

Executive Producer Oliver Seadon said, “We’ve toured In the Night Garden Live in our own venue for the last ten years and audiences always felt like they were being transported into the Night Garden. We knew that when we brought the show into theatres for the first time we had to do something magical for our little fans and their families. What better way than to take the Night Garden literally into the auditorium in the form of this incredible flying Pinky Ponk? If the toddlers in the audiences are half as excited as I was about seeing it for the first time, it’s going to be such a special experience.”

Blackpool Grand Theatre Marketing Manager Andrew Howard said ‘We just can’t wait to see it! In the Night Garden Live World First – a 2.5 meter long flying Pinky Ponk Air Orb – the families are going to love it!’


In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family. Children’s favourite CBeebies stars – Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends – are all brought beautifully to life in a specially written new story using full-size characters and magical puppets with enchanting music and dancing.

This delightful classic, which premiered in 2010 before becoming a summer entertainment fixture, is a firm favourite with pre-schoolers and their parents. Seen by over one million people, the critically acclaimed production has established itself as a must-see first theatre experience for young children.

In the Night Garden Live is written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) and based on the DHX Media television series created by Andrew Davenport. Directed by acclaimed Royal Ballet choreographer and director Will Tuckett, the show is produced by Minor Entertainment under licence from DHX Brands.

To book your tickets for In the Night Garden Live visit or call 01253 290190.


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Read more… In The Night Garden is probably the only lullaby-filled children’s TV programme that has almost cause a parental riot. Why? Because when CBeebies once moved the tots’ favourite – featuring the adventures of Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends – from its bedtime slot to an earlier one, it prompted parent petitions, outrage, and a swift u-turn from the BBC. More…

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In the Night Garden Live

The Grand Theatre


18th November

Box Office

01253 290190