The Tale of Betwixtmass at Standen

Join Spun Glass Theatre in the magical world of Betwixtmass, a place of festive make-believe between our world and the North Pole. An interactive experience with binaural audio headsets for all the family. 

Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895. Normal admission charges apply for the venue. 
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023, various 90min slots 
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2023, various 90min slots 
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2023, various 90min slots 
Saturday 16 and Friday 23 December 2023, various 90min slots
First time slot is at 9am, the last at 2:30pm
Accompanying Adult £12.50 
Child 0-12 years £15.00 
Essential Companion/Carer Concession £0.00 

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled. 

Tales of Betwixtmass is a delightful theatre experience that puts children and families at the heart of storytelling as co-creators of a theatrical, imaginative world. A magical Christmas treat for children and adults alike. 

Enjoy a festive labyrinth of theatrical interconnecting tales, fusing puppetry, immersive binaural sound design and stories for all ages, inspired by Jim Henson 80’s adventure tales. Join Spun Glass Theatre on an adventure through the garden of Standen House where Christmas elves, faeries and critters have taken up residence in the trees, whizzing past your ears. Magical splosions are afoot as we search for Father Christmas. 

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Aimed at children up to 12 years and accompanying adults. 

Arrive at Visitor Reception and you will be directed to Betwixtmass to be greeted by a Christmas Goblin and given magical earmuffs (headphones), and a map. A binaural sound adventure awaits. 

Wear suitable clothing for outdoors, including hats and suitable footwear to keep warm and dry. Come prepared for lots of walking, including steps and slopes. Access for buggies may be difficult. 

The grounds at Standen are on a hillside. Please be aware some areas may become slippery when wet, expect uneven pathways and steps. Check our accessibility statement on our website for full details. Wireless headphones have individual volume controls. Hearing aids shouldn’t be affected. Headphone splitters will be provided to enable young children to enjoy the experience, guided by an adult. 

All attendees will need to purchase a ticket to access the event. Non-members will also need to pay normal admission to for the property. NT members enter for free. Please note the time on your ticket is your arrival time. You will be given a ticket on arrival with your allocated time to see the Father Christmas performance, which will give some time to explore before or after the performance. You may take your own route to get to Father Christmas but do make sure you reach Father Christmas 10 minutes before the performance time. When you buy a ticket, you will unlock Spun Glass Theatre’s world of Betwixtmass. We’ll send you links for digital videos, stories, your special character with a back story and suggested costume items should you wish to dress up for your visit. Before you arrive, you will be given instructions on how to download the free Echoes XYZ app and then use your own smart device to explore Betwixtmass, triggering different stories and sound experiences along the way. Although we will have a limited number of devices on site, we cannot guarantee availability. 

For event information call 0344 249 1895 or visit: 
For property information call 01342 323029 or visit the website, 

Hourly Schedule

New Day


25 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023


9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Standen House & Garden


Standen House & Garden
East Grinstead