Baby Friendly Performances of Hope and Joy

Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher are proud to pilot an initiative to support carers and their babies to enjoy Scottish Theatre.

During our tour of Hope and Joy several performances will be baby friendly.

Designed for non mobile babies 12 months and under and their carers performances will be adjusted to make them more baby friendly, and the auditorium will be low level lit so it is easy for you to come and go if you need to.

If you’re booking with a baby you’ll also receive a ticket for the seat next to you to ensure you have enough space to be comfortable.

All the venues supporting this pilot are breastfeeding friendly and have facilities for baby changing, feeding, and buggy parks [more information below]

Book one of our baby friendly performances now and enjoy theatre with your baby.

Jemima Levick Stellar Quines Artistic Director and CEO says: “We have a commitment to pregnancy and maternity as part our equalities priorities and recognise that it is very difficult to attend cultural activity designed for adults when you are caring full time for your children, particularly in the early years. That discounts many carers, particularly women from attending theatre and we are attempting to counteract that with these performances”

Baby Friendly Facilities:

Buggy Park: in the recess by Traverse Box Office. Buggies would be left at customers’ own risk.
Baby Change: in toilets off the main bar area, upstairs from the Traverse 2 where the performance will be.
Places to eat and drink: the bar will open at midday & will be open until at least 11pm in the evening. Babies can have their own food, but adults will need to buy their own.

Buggy Park: buggies can be left in the foyer at their own risk.
Baby Change: there are baby changing facilities in accessible toilets on level 2 off the Café and off the Lower Foyer.
Places to eat and drink: There is a café bar. Staff will be happy to give parents hot water to heat baby food. Highchairs are available. The round room in the café bar has children’s furniture, books and materials for drawing.