The Fir Tree 2022

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Experience the magic of Christmas in the Globe Theatre with all the family, as our re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy tale The Fir Tree returns for a second year.

 In a beautiful wood stands a little Fir Tree. Kept company by woodland creatures, it enjoys a peaceful life. But the Fir Tree is curious. It dreams of a world outside the forest, yearning for adventure. What will happen when it grows up? Where will it go? And will it be everything the Fir Tree wished for?

Let imaginations run wild as the Globe transforms into a hand-crafted forest. Meet friendly puppets made of cardboard – and make your own to bring to the performance! Take part in carol-singing and tree decorating, and keep cosy with a hot chocolate or mulled wine under the wintry star-lit sky.

Globe resident writer Hannah Khalil‘s new re-telling of this classic fairy tale, directed by Michelle Terry, is suitable for all ages, big or small. So, join us this Christmas for a wonderfully festive dose of storytelling, puppetry, song and hope.

‘I want to know what the other trees know.
Go where the other trees go.
Where do they go? Do you know?’

During performances, prams are not permitted in the auditorium. Worn baby slings and carriers are welcome. We are happy to store prams and buggies during your visit, but please be aware that they will be unattended and left at your risk.


 Galleries (Seating) £49 – £15
Half price seated tickets are available for Under 18s. Please select ‘Child’ when choosing your seats.
 Standing £5

This event is on-site at the Globe Theatre

Running time approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no interval

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Part of Winter 2022/23

Image Design: Samuel Wilde | Artwork: Matthew Hodges

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Reviews (2022)


‘This is a festive family show that must be seen – with or without an accompanying child.’



‘A witty reboot of Hans Christian Andersen.’


’75 minutes in the atmospheric “wooden O” is quite the December delight.’


‘A delightfully ramshackle riff on a pair of Hans Christian Andersen classics.’



A magical Christmas tale | The Fir Tree (2022)

‘The Globe at Christmas is magical!’ Writer Hannah Khalil, Director Michelle Terry and Designer Sam Wilde share the magic of Christmas in the Globe Theatre with their re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Fir Tree.

How to make a sparrow puppet | The Fir Tree (2022)

The Fir Tree is set in a wintry forest – and we need your help to populate it with some beautiful creatures! Join Designer Sam Wilde and learn how to make your own sparrow puppet out of simple materials you can find at home. Watch the video, and download the printable pattern pieces using the link below.

How to make Christmas decorations | The Fir Tree (2022)

As well as puppets, you can make easy, eco-friendly Christmas decorations from old cardboard. Follow Sam Wilde’s tutorial video, and when you’ve finished bring your decorations and puppet along to the show!


Introducing The Fir Tree cast & creatives



We provide Access Resources for Audio Described and Relaxed performances, these will be added in time for the first of each of those access performances and will be available for all performances after that date