The Snail and the Whale Digital Field Trip : Paramount Theatre Austin

The Snail and the Whale Digital Field Trip

From Tall Stories, the popular London based theatre company that last visited the Paramount in 2015 with Room on the Broom, comes a new adaptation of another popular Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler children’s book, The Snail and the Whale. Filmed in November 2020 specifically for a digital presentation, The Snail and the Whale tells the story of an unlikely friendship. Longing to see the world, the tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, told through live cello music and singing, storytelling and lots of laughs… but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

Thank you for your interest in our adventurous experience! Unfortunately, registration is now closed due to artist licensing agreements.

Preview the Show

Available asynchronously April 1 – April 30, 2021


About Tall Stories

Tall Stories Theatre Company brings great stories to life for audiences of all ages. The company is a registered charity which tours the UK and the world with its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. Tall Stories was founded in 1997 by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell. Tall Stories shows have played in the West End, on Broadway and in the Sydney Opera House – as well as all sorts of venues and countries in between. Learn more at

‘Joyous in every way… a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right.’ Broadway Baby ★★★★★

‘Captivating, inventive storytelling along with beautiful live music and songs – it’s highly recommended that you climb aboard and set sail!’ Edinburgh Festivals for Kids ★★★★★

‘A heart-warming adaptation… with songs, sensitivity and imagination’ Time Out Sydney ★★★★

‘Adventures abound in this touching adaptation’ ★★★★


Discovery Guide

Interactive study guide with TEKS connections to Language Arts, STEM, Social Emotional Learning, Fine Arts
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Paramount Theatre Digital Tour

Experience the Paramount like never before, getting up close to the ornate proscenium, going backstage, and into the film booth.
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The Snail and the Whale © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2003 – Macmillan Children’s Books