The Ramshackle House

  • Price:
    £10 - £12
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  • Duration:
    50 mins

A small ramshackle house is perfect for one... But what happens when it has to become a home for two and then three?

Follow the domestic antics of a growing family, tumbling, balancing and flying through life as they try to hold their home together in a forever-changing world.

In the Ramshackle House love and laughter matter more than perfection! Awe-inspiring acrobatics, dazzling aerial and clowning combine to offer audiences of all ages an enchanting and festive theatrical experience created by the makers of award winning family show, Bedtime Stories.

Circus theatre pioneers, Upswing, are one of the leading circus companies in the UK. They have been turning the world upside down since 2006 mixing aerial theatre with dance, music and stunning visuals.


Telling a story through contemporary circus is a feat attempted by many... Upswing Theatre make it look easy, painting a picture of family life that is emotionally resonant yet sufficiently silly to hold the attention of younger audience members.

The Stage

...with minimal words, it is through our performers’ bodies that we follow this charmingly humorous story.

The Spy in the Stalls

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

Coming as a family? Take advantage of our family ticket and get four tickets for £40!

Bringing a school group? Tickets for schools are £8 each, please click here to email us if you would like to reserve tickets.

Live in Newham? Newham residents get concession prices to all our shows

...a happy and playful introduction to circus...

Everything Theatre

...with its short running time and no-dialogue format, The Ramshackle House a great choice for families with younger children this Christmas season.

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