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This event has been rescheduled from Summer 2020.


Jackson's dad is building a new house out of weird and whacky bits and bobs thrown away by the local builder. The last few years have been hard for young Jackson, living without his mum. Now his dad wants to make a new start, but Jackson isn't ready to move on. Not until he blows the dust off mum's favourite old book and conjures up the Story Fairy. But can stories really help Jackson believe in himself and be happy in a new home?

Celebrating books and the joy of reading, The House That Jackson Built is a magical spoken word theatre show about the power of imagination, family, memory - and recycling!

The House That Jackson Built is Justin Coe's brand new spoken word show for children, following the highly popular Young Herbert’s Horrors and Big Wow, Small Wonder.


"A one-man show packed with poetry, jokes and a real feast for the imagination - we had a great family outing courtesy of Herbert!"
Kidadl about Young Herbert’s Horrors

“Bravo! Fabulous, funny and the children were mesmerised.” Audience Member, on Young Herbert’s Horrors

“Poetry, storytelling, and sheer charm emanating from the personal magic of Justin himself.” Brighton Festival Fringe about Big Wow, Small Wonder

"Justin’s performance was slick and professional, magical and inspirational. Poetry has never been more popular!"  Southend Libraries about Big Wow, Small Wonder


Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe.

Please refer to your ticket for staggered audience arrival times.

Tickets are available in fixed groups of 2-4 maintaining 1m+ from other audience members in the performance space. Each group must only consist of up to six people or two households. Please book the relevant seating for your household. If your desired seating group is not available or for single tickets, please contact the box office directly.

Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food or drink. If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you during the show.

Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.

If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.

Level access seating, wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or [email protected]


45 mins, no interval


4-9 Years




  1. June 27, 2021, 11:30 a.m. → Book Now
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