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Bluey’s Big Play

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20 Dec 2023 –⁠ 7 Jan 2024, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 4.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Performance & dance
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A cartoon dog family, two of which are blue and the other two are brown, lie on a green rug against a wooden floor gazing up at the sky. There is a pink owl toy, a ball and a xylophone on the rug with them.
courtesy of Dressing Room 5

Perfect for little ones, Bluey’s Big Play brings the Heelers to life in a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the smash-hit TV show.

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans!

Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.

Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you.

Featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life in this UK premiere.

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer Joff Bush.

It's produced by Andrew Kay and Cuffe & Taylor with Windmill Theatre Co for BBC Studios.

Need to know

Age recommendation

Suitable for all ages

All children aged over 18 months need a ticket to see the show.

Children aged under 18 months at the time of the performance who can sit on their parent or carer’s lap do not need a ticket.

Relaxed Performances (RP): Friday 29 December, 4.30pm and Wednesday 3 January, 11am. These performances have reduced levels of sound and lighting and no strobe lighting. The house lights remain on at a low level and you are free to exit and re-enter the auditorium as you wish.

At the end of the performance, the interactive element includes bubbles instead of large air-filled balls called 'Wubbles'. Sensory packs are available from the Welcome Desk on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, and a quiet space is available in the Sunley Pavilion, Level 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall.

There is a relaxed guide available for audience members who may benefit from preparing for the performance.
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British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) performances: Friday 29 December, 4.30pm and Friday 5 January, 2pm. BSL interpretation provided by Vicky Pannell for both performances (subject to change).

To book tickets for BSL interpretation, call us on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected]

You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email. Find out more about our Access Scheme
All our access information

All performances feature haze, flashing lights, strobe, loud sounds, bubbles over the audience and a Stay and Play session following the performance featuring large air-filled balls called 'Wubbles' (made of materials which do not include BPA, Latex or PVC).

A Bluey’s Big Play water bottle is available to buy as an optional add-on for £18 when you buy your ticket. Bottles must be collected on the day of the event. This offer is only available online.

Due to the height and steep angle of the balcony, air-filled 'Wubbles' will not be used on the balcony during the Stay and Play session.

Dates & times

20 Dec 2023 –⁠ 7 Jan 2024, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 4.30pm

Approximate run time: 50 mins (no interval)

Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

  • Standard entryFrom Adult £29.50, £25 & £20, Child £22.50, £19 & £14
  • Concessions25%**


* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of tickets. Ticket prices may be adjusted without notice to reflect demand.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. If your plans change, you're welcome to exchange your tickets for another performance within the run of Bluey’s Big Play. If you have purchased tickets through one of the authorised ticket agents, please refer to your original point of purchase. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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Venue

Royal Festival Hall

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

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The Royal Festival Hall is open to all for access to the Level 2 foyers and toilets, Level 1 and Changing Places toilets, the National Poetry Library, Skylon, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Southbank Centre Shop and Members' Lounge at the following times:

*The Royal Festival Hall is open Mon & Tue, 10am – 6pm**; Wed – Sun, 10am – 11pm.

**On event days, the Royal Festival Hall building remains open until the end of the event.

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Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5 7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 25 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river, see below.

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Pre-booking online is recommended. Check our website on the day for returns. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our Visitor Assistants on entry.

Some free events don't require a ticket. Found an event labelled FREE on our website with no way to book? Simply turn up on the day.

If you don't receive your e-ticket

Your e-ticket will be sent to you seven days before the event date from [email protected]. If you don't receive your e-ticket, and it's not in your junk or spam folder, please get in touch. 

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More information

Find out all you need to know about tickets, including concessions, group bookings, returns, credit vouchers and more, via the link below.

Frequently asked questions

Toilets

Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall. 

Cloakroom

There's a cloakroom in the Blue Side Foyer, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall. It’s £1 per item, card only. The cloakroom opens about an hour before ticketed events, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It can be accessed via Lifts 4 & 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall.

Any sized item can be left in our cloakroom, including fold-away bicycles. We don’t accept non-folding bicycles. Items must be collected on the same day they are stored. From time to time, the cloakroom may not be available. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, or into the Hayward Gallery, so please leave large bags at home.

Items are left in our cloakrooms at the owner’s risk, and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, from any cause, to these items.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

Booking wheelchair positions

When booking a wheelchair position in the Royal Festival Hall for large motorised wheelchairs (more than 65cm wide), please book in the rear stalls or side stalls. Boxes aren't able to accommodate larger wheelchairs due to limited space. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected] or call 020 3879 9555.

Entering the hall

For level access to the Royal Festival Hall from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road, please use the Southbank Centre Square Doors. The JCB Glass Lift is situated at this entrance and will take you to all floors. All floors are accessible from the main foyer on Level 2. If you need further assistance, our Visitor Assistants are here to help you.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. 

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More about Access & facilities

Parking

Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). If you are visiting the Hayward Gallery, just take your badge and car park ticket to the Ticket Desk in the gallery foyer for validation before you leave.

Please note: when the National Theatre building is closed (on Sundays, and on days without performances) there is no step-free access from the car park. Please contact the National Theatre directly to check before travelling. Call 020 7452 3961 or email [email protected]

Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

Our Access Scheme

If you have any access requirements, please sign up to our Access Scheme for discounts, wheelchair spaces, dedicated seats and free companion tickets. You can also join our mailing list to get news about accessible events and exhibitions.

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