Saturday 11 December - Sunday 12 December, 10am, 1pm, & 3pm

The Ballad of Rudy

Join Rudy the Reindeer in a Christmas adventure! Enjoy live music, storytelling & puppetry combine in an original story for children aged 3 and over.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have been instructed at very short notice that our venue must close for public safety reasons (unrelated to COVID).

Ticket holders will be contacted directly via email.

Our other festive show will continue to perform at the Albany, a musical re-telling of The Snow Queen - The Albany

On behalf of Southwark Council and the Albany we would like to offer our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.


In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose; rather it’s his talent for music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Meeting new friends including a magical Jazz Penguin, Rudy goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd. Featuring jazzy original songs played live with a variety of instruments. Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat- box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge. It’s gonna be coooool.


★★★★★ “Brilliant... there is so much to enjoy in this innovative piece of children's theatre” WhatsOnStage 


★★★★★ “Excellent... An ideal introduction to theatre” Oxford Times 


★★★★ “A classic Christmas tale with a jazzy twist...and adults will have a wonderful time too!” Everything Theatre 



Schools and Nurseries

Performances for schools and nurseries run on selected weekdays from Wednesday 8 December - Friday 10 December (dates vary).


For more information, please contact the Box Office on 020 8692 4446 or


Friday 10 December at 10am is for parents and babies.


Friday 10 December at 1pm is a relaxed performance 


Public Performances are on Saturday 11 December - Sunday 12 December.


About Goblin

Goblin is a children’s theatre company interested in telling stories with positive, contemporary themes that children of all backgrounds can relate to. We believe it’s important for children to see themselves and their experiences reflected in the stories they are told. Goblin’s shows are characterised by innovative use of original music, puppetry, movement and comedy. We aim to create shows that will make young people want to tell stories, be characters, make up songs and remember the experience long after the performance finishes.
Goblin has performed in lots of brilliant venues across the UK, including runs at Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Exchange, Manchester, as well as two co-productions with Little Angel Theatre.


Find out more about Goblin Theatre here.

You can follow Goblin Theatre on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund




  • RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
  • AGE GROUP: 3+
  • TICKETS: £10