family & young people


Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Wonder at the world in a multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their parents, guardians or carers.

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry supported by an original score, captivating movement, puppetry and tactile and sensory play.

Gentle, surprising and magical, Nest has been called ‘exceptional’ and ‘the best half-hour of my child's life’ by past audiences.

Created by Akin: Anna Beecher and Rachel Lincoln.

Rachel Lincoln creates visual theatre. Anna Beecher is an award-winning writer. Together, they make visual, sensory theatre with text.

Nest is inspired by extensive research and the artists’ experience as early years practitioners.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


£14 adult and child ticket
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For pre-walking babies (guideline 0 – 14 months)

Each ticket admits one adult and one child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

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