The Whale at Tewkesbury Town Hall

Beaching itself in Tewkesbury town centre, a giant sperm whale is coming to Gloucestershire this September 2022, teaching mini marine lovers about ocean conservation through free immersive entertainment.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published

An enormous inflatable whale is washing up in Tewkesbury on Sunday 25 September 2022, bringing free entertainment for local families and an important message about marine conservation with it.

Created by women's circus theatre company, Circo Rum Ba Ba, The Whale is an immersive experience that teaches young audiences all about the magnificent sea creatures who are battling to survive in an ocean full of plastic and man-made rubbish.

Crawl into the belly of the sperm whale and find yourself in the bubbling depths of the ocean, alongside an acrobatic diver and an ancient leatherback turtle. 

With the use of puppets, music and swimmingly hilarious comedy, the performance will lead audiences from the Indian Ocean to a coral reef as they help to save the whale and the turtle from the plastic that's floating around in the sea — leaving them feeling empowered to make a difference.

Beached in Tewkesbury town centre, The Whale is coming to Gloucestershire as part of the free Whale of a Tale event, with activities and stalls to promote Tewkesbury's rivers, open spaces and wildlife all around the Town Hall and gardens, too.

This event is organised by Tewkesbury Town Council with tickets available from The Roses Theatre box office. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. 

To book tickets, visit


Whale of a Tale


Tewkesbury Town Hall, High Street, GL20 5AL


Sunday 25 September 2022


Performances start at 12pm, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 4.30pm


Free of charge


(01684) 295074

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