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Christmas Theatre for Children in Bristol – Yule Be Merry

Christmas Theatre for children in Bristol this year – Yule Be Merry

An award-winning Bristol theatre company, will be bringing festive fun to children in the run up to Christmas.

Brave Bold Drama, will be at St Werburgh’s City Farm in December with Christmas show Yule Be Merry.

Families join Christmas event planners Holly and Noel from ‘Yule Be Merry: carefully curated Christmas creations’ who must assemble a 12 Days of Christmas themed event on a tight deadline for a demanding boss.

The pair must battle tech glitches, poultry on the loose and apparently unavoidably delayed ballet dancers.

The event is entirely family and child centred, with a clever set up seeing a 40 minute performance followed by a 30 minute post-show workshop.

Brave Bold Drama has a brilliant reputation for creating highly engaging shows with fun characters that entertain children from the off. We reckon Yule Be Merry is guaranteed to be plenty of fun with lots of comedy.

The show will be taking place outside in the courtyard of its main site on Watercress Road. Audience members are advised to wear clothes to stay warm, although the space does have a roof and walls on three sides. Festive attire is warmly welcomed from both adults and children.

There’s more information – including access information – in the FAQs below.

Yule Be Merry runs at St Werburgh’s City Farm from 21 – 24 December 2023 at 11am and 2pm

For more information or to book:

Company website:

Show FAQs:

Where does the event take place?

The show takes place on the main Farm site on Watercress Road (not at Boiling Wells or The Farm Pub.) Look for our sign and our stewards in yellow hi-viz vests.

Click here to view the entrance gate you should look out for!

What time should I arrive?

We ask that you arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the performance.

Do you have a car park?
No. If you are driving to the Farm, please be aware that there is on street parking only so you may want to leave a bit of extra time to find a spot in St Werburghs and walk a few minutes to the Farm itself.

What does this event consist of?
The event consists of a theatre performance (40 minutes) followed by a festive family craft workshop (30 minutes). All craft resources are provided.

Where do I check-in for the event?

There will be a check-in desk at the farm entrance. A FOH member will be there to greet you. Please check-in with them upon arrival at the main entrance to the farm site.

Do I need to print my tickets?
No it’s not essential to print your tickets, but you will need to have your e-ticket/s available upon check-in.

What do I need to bring? What should I wear?
Although the courtyard is sheltered by a roof and walls on three sides, we suggest you bring whatever you need to keep warm. Hats, warm woollies, waterproofs, wellies, thick socks, blankets, hot water bottles etc. The performance and workshop will take place outside, albeit undercover. We strongly encourage both adults and children to come dressed in suitably festive attire!

Are you following Covid procedures?
Yes. We have drafted an extensive risk assessment and will be implementing necessary procedures to ensure the event falls in-line with reliable COVID-related guidance. This is a working farm, so we ask that you wash your hands upon arrival and when leaving the site. We will have hand sanitiser available at the check-in desk and during the workshop. We ask that you do not attend the event if you test positive for Covid-19.

What if I have access needs?
If you have any access needs we encourage you to communicate these to us via email in advance of the event ( We will do what we can to accommodate your needs to ensure your experience is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We acknowledge that access needs vary and can encompass many things.

Are there toilets available onsite?
Yes, close to the performance area.

Can we wander around the farm before or following this event?
The farm is open to the public on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd December between 9am-4pm. The farm is not open to the public on 24th December. The only thing you can access on-site 24th December is the performance in the sheltered courtyard.

Is the site cafe open during the event?
The on-site cafe will be open between 10am-3pm on Thursday 21st December and 10am-4pm on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd December. Although the cafe is open on Thursday 21st, they will only be serving a reduced menu and hot/cold drinks on this day. The cafe is closed on Sunday 24th December.

Anything else?
Yes – please be patient. We don’t anticipate any delays when replying to emails, but please be aware we are a small team of two people producing this event.

If you have any further questions regarding the event please email Paul on
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