Radiant Christmas Grotto


Featured as one of the “Top Ten Best Christmas Attractions in the UK” in the Guardian last year, Radiant Gallery and Effervescent once again invite you to join us for a magical Christmas season with the return of the Radiant Christmas Grotto.


With 20 minute micro-theatre performances running from Saturday 5th December – Wednesday 23rd December, the grotto is an unmissable experience in the Plymouth Christmas calendar.

Radiant Christmas Grotto Online

Website and Tickets

Immerse yourself in the delightful story of Snowy the Fluffy Snow Creature, his baby Snow Creature and as always, the Frightfully Charming Deer.  This year, the baby Snow Creature finds himself in a spot of bother when he’s kidnapped by a jealous and grumpy deer, and the audience needs to persuade the deer to return the baby.  With music, dance, aerial acrobatics and lots and lots of snow, we need your help to reunite him with his dad and find the fun and joy of Christmas.

Effervescent’s Director, Eloise Malone said “The Christmas Grotto at Radiant is a celebration of kindness and thoughtful acts at Christmas at a time when the commercial word is emphasising spending money and running up debt.  We design the Grotto with children and young people – some of whom face daily hardship and disadvantage in their lives – to be a generous Christmas experience for everyone from small babies to people who are retired”.

Radiant Christmas Grotto

Suitable for the young and the young at heart, the Grotto experience includes the opportunity to make a special Christmas treasure of your own to take home.  Sprinkled with Effervescent magic, the Radiant Christmas Grotto will remind everyone of the importance of giving, not just getting, at Christmas.  And afterwards, stay for a sparkling Christmas High Tea or candlelit Christmas Supper in RumpusCosy.

The grotto is, as always, a foot deep in snow.  We are delighted to accommodate wheelchair users but do call ahead so we can ensure your comfortable access.

Ticket prices:
Adults £6        Children (2 – 18 years) £4        Babies come along free

Tickets are available online at www.radiantspace.org.uk or call 01752 227448 for large bookings and special arrangements.  For further information or images please contact Sally Bell, Communications Lead at Effervescent on 07787 168946 or sally@eff.org.uk