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A cartoon of a fox in a colourful forest, there's also a goose, frog and owl. The trees are light blue and the background is a blue and white swirl that looks like a winter scene.

The Naughty Fox

For Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) audiences. To book call Box Office on 0191 230 5151

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Snuggle up in a magical den with comfy creatures – Honk, Splash and TaWit TaWoo – as they teach The Naughty Fox a very important lesson: it’s better to share.Set in the magical forest, Fox goes on an adventure to learn from the Aurora that sharing is caring.

Feel your way through an immersive, multisensory journey of friendship and fun. Play along with our storytellers to bring puppets, musical objects, and light projections to life.

A relaxed performance with captions throughout.

“This is the most appropriate show for Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) audiences that we have ever booked – a genuinely accessible piece of theatre for our students.” – St. Nicholas SEN(D) School, Canterbury

“Just seen The Naughty Fox, it’s an absolute delight, a multisensory show for littleuns!” Maddie Moate, CBeebies

Supported by Arts Council England and Stage One. Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) storytelling developed with St. Nicholas SEN(D) School, Canterbury. Originally supported by The Marlowe, Canterbury

Tickets include a person with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and assistant. Additional seating also reserved for individuals interested in PMLD arts and those working in the care sector.

To book tickets, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.


Artwork by Caleb Simmons

Running time

40 mins

Age 5 and under (physical/cognitive age)

Download a free colouring sheet here.

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at or by visiting our Box Office in person.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.


Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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