the egg

Art Heist

  • 24 - 25 April
Art Heist

Event Information

Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am & 3pm

No performance info available

This performance has been cancelled, following the government announcement regarding social distancing. All patrons will be contacted in due course. For more information please click here.


Three thieves break into the same gallery on the same night.
They’re all intent on stealing the same Extremely Valuable Painting. They’re bound to meet and it’s bound to get messy.

Join our thieves as they search through the gallery, avoid the security guard, and discover what Extremely Valuable really means.

What does art do? Why are we all here? and why is the security guard playing the trumpet?

Expect chaos, video games and more than one existential crisis in this comedy for young people and adults alike. From the team behind multi award-winning Lights Over Tesco Car Park.




Art Heist is produced by Poltergeist in association with the North Wall Arts Centre.

WINNER! The New Diorama & Underbelly Untapped Award 2019. Supported by Arts Council England.

★★★★ “Beneath its (often hilarious) gags and comic chaos, the show worries away at questions of value, meaning and expression” The Guardian

★★★★ “A cleverly choreographed comic crime caper” The Scotsman

★★★★ “Wacky, weird and wonderful” Three Weeks

Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am & 3pm

Running Time: 60 mins

Standard: £9

Children: £8

Schools: £7.50

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 24 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. Lap seats are not available on performances recommended for children aged 0 – 2 years
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Presented by Poltergeist Theatre.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here