• The Lost Gift is a new interactive family Christmas adventure, which invites children and families to step into a magical story that they walk through, on a quest to solve the mystery of The Lost Gift . A host of charming characters will guide visitors on a beautifully designed journey through the wintery woods, deep underground, up into the sky and away to a land of snow. Billed as ‘Unwrap the story this Christmas’ families will help shape and create the story through solving clues and helping characters along the way.

  • The world of The Lost Gift will be created within the walls of Warwick Arts Centre’s Mead Gallery

  • The story and performance have been devised by Highly Sprung, a Coventry-based physical theatre company specialising in innovative work for children and young people, creating movement that speaks and text that moves.

  • The challenge of transforming an art gallery into a fantastical wintery world is met by Vortex Creates,  another Coventry-based company known for large scale costumes and event design.

  • The space can be accessed via an elevator and ramp.  Full access details to follow.

    There will be a space for visitors to leave buggies at their own risk.

  • No. The adventure happens in a series of rooms, which have been transformed into different scenes. You will be guided through each room, meeting and interacting with the characters who take you through the story, and help you on the quest to find The Lost Gift. 

  • The adventure takes place indoors, so it will be a pleasant temperature. There is no need to wrap up warm. We will provide some items of clothing for you and your family to wear, should you wish, to help you get into the spirit of the story. There is also a cloakroom in the foyer where you can leave your coats and umbrellas.

  • 4+ year olds, but it is suitable for all the family.

  • The experience itself lasts approximately 45 minutes. You will need to arrive outside the Mead Gallery at least 10 minutes before your time slot to prepare for your journey into the magical, wintry world!

  • Anytime between Saturday 12 and Thursday 31 December 2015.

  • Peak times
    (Sat 12 – Sun 13 Dec; Sat 19 – Thu 24 Dec & Sat 26 – Sun 27 Dec)
    £14 Children, £12 Grown-ups

    Off-peak times
    (Mon 14 – Fri 18 Dec & Mon 28 – Fri 31 Dec)
    £12 Children, £10 Grown-ups

  • You can buy tickets online, over the phone and in person. Full details can be found here: http://thelostgift.co.uk/#book.

  • The Lost Gift is designed for children 4+ years. It is intended to be an exciting journey rather than scary. There are sound effects, live actors and theatrical lighting. It will never be totally dark.

  • Yes. Performances for schools are available Monday 14 – Friday 18 December starting from 10am – 1pm. School bookings are arranged bespoke to the total school group size and consist of the experience itself, plus pre and post show activities. For more information please contact the Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

    Tickets are £9,  and one teacher  can visit for FREE with every 10 children. Schools can not attend during the public performances.

  • Our Christmas shows over the last few years have been for children aged up to 5 years old, and we wanted to create something for all the family.