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09 Aug–11 Aug 2024

A Cardboard Adventures Production

Aimed at ages 5-11

Book Tickets
£14.00 Adult £12.00 Child (age 1-17)

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time:  approx. 60 minutes

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

At Little Angel Studios

Sebbon St, London N1 2EH

Plan your visit

Join Designer Sam Wilde and Director Ian Nicholson (I Want My Hat Back Trilogy) on their next cardboard adventure. Using their trademark sustainable cardboard puppet style explore BOXVILLE, a land made entirely from sustainable cardboard!

Work with the BOXVILLE engineers to craft-a-long with the story and build your own way through the tasks and trials of BOXVILLE, earning everything you need to become a fully fledged cardboard engineer! 

You will meet paper dragons, corrugated crabs and cardboard space robots in this STEM skilled, hands on, interactive, cardboard adventure! 

All cardboard creations can be taken home at the end of the show.

Create your own cardboard creations!

with Sam Wilde

Age Guidance

Boxville is aimed at ages 5-11.

How will we be seated?

The space will be quite informal and open, with padded mats on the floor around piles of cardboard, and seating blocks towards the back and around some of the sides. There will be up to 55 people at each show.

Can children join in?

Yes, this is a very interactive show, with three distinct sections where the audience are asked to craft along with the show, making things out of cardboard and using these to interact with the characters and the story. These interactions are all done as a group however and are guided by the cast. You are free to take part in as much or as little as you want. You can leave and re-enter the auditorium at any time.

Is there anything that might be scary?

There are larger than life characters and puppets in the show, including a robot, two large crabs and a dragon. Some have found the dragon a little daunting. The dragon is active towards the end of the show, roaring and moving around the front of the space, operated by two performers who are clearly visible. It is also clearly made from cardboard. Videos of the dragon can be found on our director and designer’s social media – @SamuelJWilde.

Should I bring a child under five?

All ages are welcome at our shows and age ranges can only be a rough guide, but please bear in mind that Boxville was not specially designed for under-fives. The story is quite straightforward and the main focus of the production is that children have an opportunity to have a hands-on, playful and fun experience crafting and interacting. The crafting involves using tools so younger children will need more support from accompanying adults.

About the company

Cardboard Adventures are a designer led theatre company dedicated to making playful, sustainable, craft a long theatre of environmental and artistic integrity. 

We create work for children, young people and adults for both digital and live audiences. We want to create work which resonates, inspires and revels in exposing the magic of its creation, work that takes you on an adventure and leaves you thinking “I could do that”. 


Directed and Design – Sam Wilde
Co Director – Ian Nicholson 
Producer – Sarah Shephard 
Lighting Design – Sherry Coenen 
Sound Design – Greg Hall 
Dramaturg – Stephanie Kempson 
Assistant Designer – Ruby Brown 

Performers – TBC

Multibuy Offer on Children’s Puppet Festival events:

(exclusions apply*)

Get 10% off when you book 2 events

Get 20% off when you book 3 or more events

How it works:

Step 1

Add a show or family workshop from the Children’s Puppet Festival to your basket

Shows in the Festival can be found here

Family workshops included in the offer (Ice Screams! and Ahoy There! Puppet Pirates) can be found here

Step 2

If you add a second show or family workshop to your basket 10% discount applies to both events


Step 3

If you add a third show or family workshop to your basket 20% discount applies to all events

* Puppet Placations, other Family Workshops and Adult Workshops are excluded from this offer. Offer applies only to shows or family workshops (Ice Screams! and Ahoy There! Puppet Pirates) taking place between 1st August and 1st September only. Shows and family workshops need to be booked in the same order for the discount to apply, but if you have booked in separate orders and would like to claim the discount, please contact the box office. Please note that if you book more tickets for one show or family workshop than another, the discount only applies to the number of tickets booked on all events (e.g. if you book 3 tickets for two shows and 4 for a third show, 9 tickets are discounted 20% and the extra ticket on the one show is not discounted).

If you cannot find an available event to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out events here.


All tickets £8 on Friday at 4.45pm