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Hansel & Gretel
FAQ & Pre-Arrival Information

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our brand new production of Hansel & Gretel! To ensure you have the best experience possible, here's a reminder of some important information to be aware of before you come along....please share it with all members of your party!

There are areas of complete darkness along the audience route, although Stewards will be there to assist you, we strongly recommend you bring personal torches for these moments. Thank you!

GETTING HERE

Venue address: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW

All on-site parking must be pre-booked, including blue-badge holders. 

 

Alternative parking can be found a short distance away, at the Paintworks: https://www.paintworksbristol.co.uk/home/. Please note that some surrounding residential streets are permit only at all times and must not be used for show parking!

By car / bike: please use the Bath Road Entrance and see below for parking. Bike parking is available at the cafe.

By train: nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads, 1.1 miles from the main entrance.

By bus: services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

ON ARRIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

Please head straight to our Box Office, located at the on-site cafe, to check in. You will need your booking reference or booking name. We kindly request that groups wait for all parties to arrive before checking in. 

We recommend that you arrive no less than 15 minutes before the show to check in. The Box Office will be open from 3:30pm each day and you will be assembled for your show time up to 10 minutes in advance.

FACILITIES

COVID: Please note that - as per government restrictions - face coverings must be worn in all indoor settings at Arnos Vale, unless you are exempt. This includes the cafe, shop, and toilet facilities.

The Arnos Vale cafe has toilets (male, female and accessible) located in the basement, accessible by stairs and lift. A selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Drinks may be taken into the performance but please ensure no rubbish is left in the woodlands. 

On select days food van I-Scream Tacos will be serving hot food on-site. Please see our social media pages for more information.

Card Payments Only

THE PERFORMANCE

Hansel & Gretel is an outdoor, walking performance without cover for either the staging or the audience for approximately half of the experience. During the second half you will sit on backless benches under a roofed shelter, with blankets available.

 

The performances are designed to go on in inclement weather. We recommend that our audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Winter and particularly to think about warmth in an outdoor environment. Please avoid using umbrellas, especially during the performance.

Running time is approximately 60 minutes plus journey time to the exit, and there is no interval. 

Please take care when walking through the performance space as the lighting levels may be low in places and the floor will include uneven terrain. 

For detailed ACCESS information please CLICK HERE

BAGS & BELONGINGS

There is no cloakroom available on site, so any bags or belongings being brought to the venue must stay with you.

A FEW HOUSE RULES

Smoking is not permitted, and no alcohol may be brought into the venue from off-site. Anyone found consuming their own alcohol will be asked to stop and potentially asked to leave the performance. 

Harassment of the performers will result in your removal from the performance, and we will report any incidents to the police. 

Latecomers may be permitted within the first ten minutes of the performance only, but due to the tight nature of the schedule we will not hold a performance time. 

 

If you are running late and able to email us: team@insaneroot.org.uk we will do our best to accommodate you. 

 

Photography - or recording of any kind - is not permitted during the performance.

We hope you enjoy your journey into this hidden corner of Bristol, and our re-imagined Hansel & Gretel!

Thanks for reading!

 

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