What is it
The Fiesta Crafts Theatre and Shop is a colourful fabric and wooden floor-standing theatre that simply turns around to become a traditional play-shop. On one side it’s a glamorous, colourful theatre stage, complete with open and close tie-back curtains, star-print front cloth and ruffled valance with detailed theatre-masks motif, for the authentic theatre experience. On the other side is a bold red and white themed traditional shop front. Both the theatre and shop can be constructed as a table top theatre too, by removing the lower section and reattaching the feet, which gives even more possibilities for play. Equally suitable for boys and girls, it complements the Fiesta Crafts’ Puppets range.
Sturdy but light, it is easy to fold away and carry and instantly converts any space into a theatre or shop, providing children, family and friends with the ultimate home entertainment centre.
Shop accessories and puppets not included.
What our team of testers said
"Wow, a puppet show." - Girl aged 3
"I am an ice-cream seller." - Boy aged 4
- Develops imaginative play and storytelling skills
- Promotes personal, social and emotional development
- Builds confidence
What our experts think
A versatile product that is both eye-catching and great fun. We loved the way in which the set was constructed so that it could be a theatre or shop and could be played full size or on a table top. It was instantly appealing and recognisable to the children.
Both the shop and theatre are good for allowing children to role play and develop their story telling skills (and vocabulary) and they fostered a sense of pride as children wanted to share their play with an audience. The shop also provides the opportunity to develop numeracy and questioning skills. The theatre in particular is a good vehicle for building confidence in children as some children find it easier to talk and express themselves through a puppet, which promotes key personal, social and emotional skills. It also gives the opportunity for children to play out situations and make sense of them which develops their understanding of the world and how to manage emotions. Unfortunately the set was a little unsteady and did fall over a couple of times during play.
- RRP: £75.99
- Brands: Fiesta Crafts
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Fancy dress, role-play & music
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Managing feelings & behaviour
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world