Once upon a time: a story show for families

Once upon a time: a story show for families

From November 2013 to April 2014, Once upon a time toured venues in ten areas across England and Wales.

The tour went on to appear as part of the Coventry Mysteries Festival in May 2014, but has now come to a close.

Thanks to all the families who came along and we hope you had as much fun as we did!


If you are a professional, please visit the Stories Tour pages within our 'Get involved' area for videos, photos and other useful content.

Watch a video about the stories tour

Re-live the magic of the Once upon a time show by watching this short trailer

Once upon a time...

Listen to the story in one of five languages: English, Bengali, Panjabi, Urdu and Somali.

Get tips on sharing stories

The show was just the beginning. Keep your family and community telling exciting stories with our tips, resources and translations.

What was the story all about?

Time has stopped – can Ameera tell enough stories to make the clocks work again and get back home?

Ameera's family are so busy, she wishes time would just stop. But when her wish comes true she changes her mind.


It was an exciting show, aimed at 3-6 year olds and their families.