Wallace & Gromit: In Concert
In 2018, Carrot Productions partnered with Aardman Animations, gaining exclusive rights to tour with Wallace & Gromit: In Concert across the UK in May-August 2019.
Originally commissioned for the 2012 BBC Proms, it’s a toe-tapping trip into Bristol-based Aardman Animation’s back catalogue of Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit. Carrot Productions has adapted it for audiences of all ages, featuring music new and old to accompany highlights and characters from the Wallace & Gromit Films.
Absolutely perfect in every way.
It hits all the right notes!
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A grand day out for the whole family...
Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit…what could possibly go wrong?! This interactive experience features specially created animations as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp.
The show is action-packed with classic Aardman film clips – including Shaun the Sheep NEW for 2020.
The Wrong Trousers
If that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy the Academy Award® winning Wallace & Gromit film The Wrong Trousers with live orchestral accompaniment.
Tour dates and tickets...
sch = Schools only | r = Relaxed performance
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Gromit Model Making Workshops
We've teamed up with Aardman and their expert model makers – the creators of Wallace & Gromit – to offer model-making workshops on our tours.
These are really fun, hands-on sessions where participants can get creative with clay and discover how to make their very own Gromit... you can take your masterpiece home and have a go at animating it using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.
Be taught by the pros, hear great anecdotes about the studio, and ask any questions you might have about Aardman and their production processes.
The 2019 tour and the premiere
Beaconsfield National Film & Television School | Buxton Opera House | Blackpool Pleasure Beach | Sheffield City Hall | Stoke Victoria Hall | Leicester De Montfort Hall | Liverpool Arena Auditorium | Manchester Lowry | London Barbican Hall | Birmingham Symphony Hall | Bath The Forum | Cardiff St. David's Hall | Reading The Hexagon | Gateshead The Sage | Carlisle The Sands Centre | Edinburgh Usher Hall | Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Pleasance
A very special premiere
In May 2019 Wallace & Gromit: In Concert (previously entitled Musical Marvels) was premiered at the National Film and Television School, where Nick Park created his Academy Award® nominated graduation film, Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out.
In a rare opportunity for fans, Nick and Julian Nott (also an alumnus of NFTS) took part in a Q&A session as part of the event.
Aardman is an independent, four times Academy Award® -winning animation studio based in Bristol, UK. Famous worldwide for its unique and entertaining productions, it is home to much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph.
Nick Park was discovered by the founders of Aardman, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, at the National Film and Television School when he was working on his student film Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out. Nick’s Academy Award® -winning Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, was Aardman’s first 30-minute film. Acclaimed world-wide and winner of over thirty awards, The Wrong Trousers has become one of the most successful animated short films ever made.
Frequently asked questions
How long does the performance last?
The performance is in two parts. The first features action packed and interactive dialogue between Wallace and Gromit and the orchestra, and lasts for approximately 35 minutes. The second part is a screening of The Wrong Trousers with a live orchestra, lasting for 30 minutes. At some venues there will be a 20-minute interval, with a total running time of approximately 85 minutes.
Is the performance suitable for small children?
Our performances are suitable for age 3+. Occasionally smaller children may become fractious during the performance. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all audience members, we ask parents and carers to be considerate of others in this instance, by temporarily leaving the audience. Babies 18 months and under admitted free if seated on a parent's lap throughout (may not apply to all venues, please check before purchasing).
I need to ask about personal assistance and accessibility...
We offer a personal assistance scheme which enables those coming to an event in need of assistance to claim a ticket for a personal assistant at no charge. Find out more about the criteria and how to arrange this...
Which Orchestra is playing?
The Picture House Orchestra – comprising hand-picked musicians from top UK orchestras including The Halle, BBC Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestras amongst others. Find out more about the orchestra...
I have a question about my tickets. Who do I talk to?
This differs for each venue. See all contact details...