The Gruffalo comes to Trinity Arts Centre

Date published: 20 February 2019
Gruffalo workshop at the Trinity Arts Centre

The Trinity Arts Centre hosted a successful storytelling session this Tuesday, transforming the Gruffalo tale into a fun-filled interactivity for kids.  

The Gruffalo is a children’s book by Julia Donaldson which follows a little brown mouse as he travels through the woods and comes face to face with creatures of the forest. It has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

The interactive afternoon session, which was aimed at younger children as part of the Trinity Arts Centre half-term calendar, was an immersive retelling of the story.

The session saw children and parents alike help to bring the story’s characters to life with the help of the storyteller and some colourful props. There were Gruffalo themed song singing and colouring activities, too.

The Tuesday session sold out in advance. Another Gruffalo Story Den session, taking place on Friday, has also sold out.   

At Tuesday’s session, the kids enjoyed getting to move around and play animals, sing the Gruffalo song, and colour in.

Oscar, 5, said: “There was a song about the Gruffalo which was my favourite.”

Parents enjoyed seeing their children join in with the story and maintain their interested throughout.

Sarah, 34, said: “I liked the use of props to keep the kids engaged. Using tissue paper to make trees and rivers really got my son, Jacob, involved.”

Craig Sanders, Manager of the Trinity Arts Centre, said: “As a theatre we’re passionate about engaging young people in the local community. We are incredibly satisfied by the response we’ve had in our last few sell-out Story Den sessions and we’re looking at developing this as a more regular activity moving forwards. Trinity Arts Centre is moving in a new direction to become a learning theatre where we engage all levels of the community in unique, rich and diverse theatre-focused learning activities”

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the centre’s first sold out Story Den session. We can’t wait to meet everyone coming along to Friday’s session.

If you would like to attend any of the Trinity Art Centre’s other half-term activities, you can find out what’s going on at their website,

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