The Tin Soldier

Important Information

Venue Access

There is only one route to The Studio due to building works. THIS DOWNLOAD EXPLAINS How to get to The Tin Soldier

Thurs 7 - Sat 23 December. | The Studio

Evenings 7pm (not Sun or Mon) Matinees 2pm Thu 14, Fri 15, Wed 20, Thu 21, Fri 22 and Sat 23 December

Age: 5+

Ticket prices

General from: £15


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

“Once upon a time and far far away there were 25 tin soldiers. Brothers. Because they were all born from one single spoon. One spoon! That must have been one flipping big spoon. Enormous. Have you ever thought?” 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company bring you an exciting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s first ever children’s story.  The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever. Written by acclaimed writer of young persons theatre Mike Kenny (The Railway Children) and featuring designs by award-winning Russian puppet designer Victor Nikonenko, BOP’s new Christmas show  is a magical tale of derring do, devotion and never giving up.

Directed by Garry Robson and featuring performances from Robert Gale, Caroline Parker, Joe Brown and original music and live performances from Novasound - the writing partnership of award-winning songwriter Lauren Gilmour and critically acclaimed music producer Audrey Tait.

Click here for more information and to keep up to date with the development of the show 

Access at The Tin Soldier performances

Captioning of all script, sound effects and song lyrics.

British Sign Language is used throughout the show. One character is Deaf and signs throughout and all other characters use sign language during the show.

Audio Description is delivered via a live pre-show and online information. You can access character and set descriptions on the website from Tuesday 5th December and Cara from BOP will meet you at the venue to describe set and characters to you and introduce you to a handling version of the set. During the show description is built into the script. Anyone requiring audio description should arrive 30 mins ahead of performance.

Relaxed performances are marked below. At these the cast will take time to introduce themselves aspects of the show will be softened so there are no harsh sound or lighting variations and we will provide visual synopsis and autism packs that include fidget toys.

Relaxed performances will take place at 2pm on Wed 13 & Sat 16 December

The Tin Soldier is a BOP Production in association with Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Tickets £15
Preview £10 - Thursday 7 December 
Children £10
Babes in Arms: Babies under 12 months will be admitted to sit on their parents/ carer's lap. A limited numer of free Babes-in-Arms tickets are available per performance - please book at the time of purchase. All babies require a ticket for entry. Babies do not qualify as groups members for groups discounts. 
Discounts are available to disabled people, please call box office to book.

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any access requirements please phone the box office who can advise.

Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.