Wed May 23 - Sat May 26, 2018


*For French performances, see Tommelise here.

Artist: L'Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes
Montréal, Québec

Venue: Big Secret Theatre
Length: 45 minutes including a 10-minute post-show Q&A
Age: 4 and up
Language: English
Join Us: Kids with Hearing, Mobility, Visual Impairments 

Born in the heart of a mysterious flower, Thumbelina is thrust into a colossal world of peril and adventure, and within it all she finds the strength and courage to fly off on her own. Thumbelina combines puppetry, dance, and music in the enormous world of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale.

Performance Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 24 at 12:30 PM
Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 PM


All sales are final. Tickets will not be refunded or exchanged. Latecomers will only be seated if there is an appropriate break in the performance. Latecomers not admitted to a performance will not receive a refund.

Children who have not celebrated their 2nd birthday may sit on an adult's lap without a ticket to the show. They may not take up a seat without a ticket.

Everyone 2 years and over must have a ticket to attend.

Ideal for: Performances, lectures, workshops
Capacity: 165 – Theatre-style seating
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting and A/V options, event planning support 

The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and at one point it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space and the lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis. Today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home. 

This venue has limited rental dates, to inquire about renting this space, please contact Johanne Deleeuw at or 403-264-3224, ext. 4370.

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