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The Secret Garden Experience

The Secret Garden Experience

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Award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller leads a superb creative team to bring Frances Hodgson Burnett’s timeless classic to life in a unique interactive blend of audio, physical and digital experiences. There is something for everyone to hear, see, do and share …all from home!

Accompanying eight gripping audio episodes with original music by Arun Ghosh, is a beautifully crafted  Secret Box, bursting full of eight beautifully handcrafted packages created by theatre designer Kate Bunce. This ‘Secret Box’ contains eight activities related to each episode, together with a key that unlocks magical digital content, including online games, challenges and AR features created by award-winning digital innovators idontloveyouanymore.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Once you've booked...
You’ll be sent a ‘Secret Box’ that contains your own ‘key’ to the Secret Garden Experience. Please make sure that the address you use to book is the correct address for the delivery of the 'Secret Box'. For bookings made before 24 May, boxes will arrive by 31 May. Please allow 7 working days from purchase for the box to arrive for orders placed after that date. Please note that boxes cannot be sent to addresses outside the UK.

Further information will be included within your e-ticket confirmation.

If you require any technical assistance, please contact who will aim to reply to email enquiries within 24 hours.

  • Mon 31 May 11:59 PM Please Note: For bookings made before 24 May, boxes will arrive by 31 May. For all tickets please allow 7 working days from purchase for your Secret Box to arrive. Boxes can only be sent to addresses in the UK. They cannot be sent to addresses outside the UK. The Secret Garden Website will go live on Mon 26 Apr at 12pm

Adapted & Performed by Danyah Miller

Project Design by Kate Bunce

Digital Design & Development by idontloveyouanymore

Music Composed by Arun Ghosh

Audio Direction by Dani Parr

Voice Coaching by Gemma Boaden

Graphic Design by Steph Pyne

Education Resources by James Williams & Mo Serby

Cultural Consulation by Pravesh Kumar

Artistic Support by Brigid Larmour

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

All the magic of the family edition...

but tailored for use in a classroom environment and by larger groups.

More details will follow in June 2021.

Please see the FAQs on The Secret Garden Experience website for details of the best devices and browsers to support the experience:


Book Tickets

  • Mon 31 May - 1 June 11:59 PM

Wizard Presents
The Secret Garden Experience

Age Guideline:
Suitable for everyone from 6 – 106 years old!

Running Time:
Eight 20 minute audio episodes with activities, games and experiences to enjoy alongside. Designed to be enjoyed over a period of 1 week (or longer!) 

Experience Boxes are available to purchase from £25 (that's around £3 per episode!)

Would you like to contribute to our Pay It Forward scheme?
There’s an option to add £10 to the cost of your The Secret Garden Experience which will help provide the same Experience for someone who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the delights of the box.  Your act of kindness will contribute to our scheme and will allow more people to take part.  If you would like to contribute, please select the Pay More £35 price type at check-out if you’d like to do this.  Thank you. 


Boxes will be delivered to the address you use to book. Please contact the Box Office if you need to amend this. Please note: boxes can only be delivered to addresses in the UK. 

  • Danyah’s one of the great storytellers in this country... she brings stories to life in the most enchanting way.”
    Michael Morpurgo

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