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Come in, relax, find a space and settle.
Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges.
What does it look like?
How does it move?
Listen, what can you hear?      
Welcome to a world of shiny things.
Welcome to Glisten!

Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a sparkling and shimmering immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials wrapped up in an ambient soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music. Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance is over. 

The perfect alternative family Christmas experience, Glisten is performed to a small audience creating an intimate and welcoming theatrical experience, beautifully co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

Please note all attendees require a ticket, including babies.

All attendees must have a ticket including those aged 0 - 18 months. There is a maximum booking of 1 adult per baby for this event due to limited capacity.
On the day of the performance we are able to sell any remaining tickets (subject to availability) to additional adults. These tickets will only be sold in person at Waterside box office, on a first come, first serve basis. Unfortunately, we cannot always guarantee that these tickets will be available.

For more information, please call 0161 912 5616.


“Every glimmer and glint of light is transfixing... Though the immersive environment changes over time, Naddafy’s performance remains entrancing.” - Children’s Theatre Reviews

“A beautiful, sensory first theatrical experience for babies.  The actor builds a mesmerising connection with each child at just the right pace. A delight to watch.” - Katy Snelling, Head of Programming, Nuffield Southampton Theatres

“A great sensory experience for adults and babies. Carla loved it and was fascinated by the lights and colours.” - Audience member, Off Beat Festival, Oxford

“Terrific watching small faces involved in sound, colour, light and texture – we were enthralled from start to finish.” - Audience member, Half Moon Theatre
“Loved the show!  Thank you for such a great performance.  The sensual elements for the kids to play with were brilliant.” - Audience member, Off Beat Festival, Oxford


20 minutes plus a 15 minute after-show play session.


0 - 18 months. All attendees require a ticket including children 0 - 18 months.