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IOU presents

IOU: The Storytelling Bus

Sat 13 Jul—Sun 14 Jul
Times: Various

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions) , approx running time: 30mins

Age: 8+

Take a 30-minute bus journey around Halifax and become part of IOU’s latest immersive experience. The Storytelling Bus takes us on a journey around Halifax, seeing this extraordinary town in a way you’ve never seen it before. Passengers sit on the moving bus wearing headphones, listening to individual stories as they take in the sights of Halifax. The words of people living in the town are brought to life – the personal, every day stories of our lives are given voice and shared meaning.

The Rear View Storytelling Bus is an alternative sightseeing journey unique to Halifax, presented in partnership with Piece Hall & Square Chapel. The Rear View bus was conceived, designed and made by IOU in their Halifax workshop and is the only one of its kind in the world. The bus is generously maintained by First Bus, Halifax.

Online sales close 1 hour before performance time but tickets can still be purchased at the bus stop on Square Road right up until the performance commences.

Audience information

The show is suitable for children aged 8 + 

For safety reasons there is a minimum height restriction of 125cms.  

Children aged 8-12 years and under 135cm in height will be required to use a booster seat which will be provided on the bus

The bus will depart from the bus stop on Square Road outside Halifax Central Library HX1 1QG

Please arrive 15 mins before your show and please note there are no toilet facilities on the bus

The bus is open to the weather so please consider either suncream or waterproofs!  Umbrellas cannot be used on the bus as they restrict other people’s view.

The bus is wheelchair accessible with space for one wheelchair per show.  It can also accommodate up to 4 assistant dogs per show.

Audio description is available on the last show of each day and for hearing impaired audiences transcripts of the show in booklet form will be available.

Box office notes 

Legally we cannot carry children under 125cms on the bus, so height may be monitored when booking.  

There are 20 booster seats available for each show 

1 wheelchair space will take up 2 seats (Therefore only 39 tickets available on the bus when a wheelchair space is booked)