The Herd Theatre present


  • A festive re-imagining of The Ugly Duckling
  • 17 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
  • The Studio

Sometimes being young is hard and you just can’t wait to grow up.

You’ll be happy, you’ll be beautiful, you’ll fly. Right?

Every Christmas Swan School puts on a show, a glorious display of power, grace and flight.. Spruce is practising hard. Sidney’s just splashing.

A hilarious new show from The Herd Theatre, celebrating friendship, failure, and the magic of being young!

A fairy light filled treat with original music and songs for ages 4 - 7.


Ducklings was commissioned by and developed with Hull Truck Theatre for a co-production with The Herd Theatre in 2018.


  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Tuesday 17 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES:  1.30pm Tuesday - Saturday and 2.30pm on Sundays  View all times & dates

    RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes, no interval

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / Under 10s £6.50

    BOOK TICKETS: Book online or call Box Office 0161 833 9833.


    Members get Priority Booking for each season as well as for additional events. You can find out about Membership here.

    With your support, we can make brilliant theatre, tell stories, nurture new talent, and help as many people as possible get involved. 

  • Accessible Performances

    Sat 21 Dec 1.30pm, Thurs 26 Dec 3.30pm, Sun 29 Dec 2.30pm, Sat 4 Jan 1.30pm.

    These performances are for families specifically with neurodiverse children who might have involuntary verbal or physical tics. The event will start with a touch tour. All performances of DUCKLINGS are Relaxed


  • 'If you have young children, then taking fifty minutes out of your Christmas shopping to spend them in the company of these charming characters would be time well-spent—and I can confirm that it is fun for a lone adult as well.' David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide

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