Locals' Pass

Our Locals’ Pass offer has finished for this season, and the Gruffalo Live free ticket offer has now closed.

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The Gruffalo Live stage show: free ticket offer

The Eden Project will be visited by the Gruffalo and his woodland friends as Tall Stories’ hit stage adaptation comes to the home of the Biomes between 29 April and 1 May 2014. Tickets to the acclaimed production of The Gruffalo are being offered free to Eden Locals' Pass holders. Please note that all these tickets have now been snapped up. However, there will be small number of tickets for each Gruffalo live performance released on the day at the Eden Visitor Centre. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please check back on this webpage nearer the time for further details. 

About the offer (now closed)

There are limited tickets available and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Adult Locals' Pass-holders will be able to book up to six tickets. Each member of the party must also have an Eden admission ticket, Locals' Pass or Annual Pass to attend the Gruffalo Live event.

To apply for tickets you must have validated your Local's Pass with a visit to Eden by 5 March at the latest.

Children under 12 months do not require a Gruffalo ticket if carried in their parents' arms or in a sling and will not be allocated a seat.

The show times are 2pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday 29 April; 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 April and 11am and 2pm on May 1. 

See full terms and conditions here.

About the stage show

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood as he meets a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake, and outwits them all with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo. Armed with only a nut map and a little courage Mouse must make sure he doesn’t end up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures! But what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined…? 

Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has been performed to well over a million people worldwide. The perfect family treat, with plenty of songs, laughs and scary fun for children and their grown-ups, The Gruffalo is the must-see family show for lovers of this timeless story.

The show will kick off a fabulous Gruffalo birthday weekend at Eden, due to take place from 3 to 5 May. The event will celebrate the 15th birthday of the first book, with children helping the Gruffalo prepare for his celebrations and take part in a raft of themed party games.

More reasons to buy a Locals' Pass

As one of the the biggest visitor attractions in the South West, Eden has loads to offer. As well as our world-famous indoor Biomes – the steamy Rainforest and the relaxing Mediterranean – we've got our beautiful outdoor gardens where horticulture enthusiasts love seeing the dramatic changes throughout the year.

You can also take advantage of the delicious, locally sourced food and drink on offer in our cafes. You can watch tasty treats being prepared in front of you at our innovative Bakery, or enjoy alfresco-style dining in the Mediterranean Biome, or sample seasonal dishes at our various other outlets.

Our packed calendar of kids' and family events during school holidays are free to Locals' Pass holders, including our winter festival, play events in the summer and Halloweden in the autumn. (Please note that some activities at Eden require a separate ticket to be purchased, and are not covered by the Locals' Pass.)

How to get your Locals' Pass

Our Locals’ Pass offer has finished for this season.

Terms and conditions


Locals' Passes can be bought on site and online from 4 November 2013 to 5 March 2014 inclusive. Locals’ Passes must be activated on site at Eden by 5 March 2014.


Your Locals' Pass must be validated on site at Eden before you can use it. To do this you will need to present proof of residence in either Devon or Cornwall and a photo ID, together with your Locals' Pass ticket. A photo driving licence is ideal. Locals' Passes are available exclusively to those whose primary address is in Devon or Cornwall (i.e. postcodes starting with TR, PL, TQ or EX). 


All tickets are non-refundable.

Start date and expiry

All Locals' Passes are valid until 31 October 2014. Passes bought online must be activated on site at Eden by 5 March 2014. Passes not activated by 5 March 2014 will be cancelled and no refunds will be made.

Proof of residency

The ticket holders will be required to present proof of residence in either Devon or Cornwall on arrival in the Visitor Centre at Eden by 5 March 2014 in order to validate their Locals' Pass.


Adult Locals’ Pass holders (over 16’s) will be photographed upon activation of the Pass and the image will be securely stored. These images will only be used for identification purposes when arriving on site and to prevent misuse of the Locals’ Pass.

General use

Your Locals' Pass cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and remains the property of Eden Project Limited. Locals’ Passes are not valid in conjunction with school visits. Locals' Passes are non-transferable, once registered. Pass holders may also be asked to confirm proof of identity when re-visiting using their Locals' Pass. Passes may be cancelled and the holder refused entry if the holder is unable to confirm proof of identity to match their pass on subsequent visits. Passes may not be re-sold.

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