What is The Curious Parcel?
The Curious Parcel is a subscription box containing a mini one-on-one performance. Each one lasts about 20 minutes and is created by one of the UK's best contemporary theatre makers. Best of all, it is designed to be enjoyed at a time and place that suits you.
We're not-for-profit and totally independent. Some lovely supporters
have helped us get things off the ground, but all the guest artists are hand-picked by us because we think you'll like them. No ulterior motive. You can read more about our story here.
What's in the box?
Each box will be completely different and reflects the style of the guest artist who created it. The contents is kept a secret until you open it - only the name of the artist is announced in advance.
All boxes will contain a new artistic work, such as piece of writing, music or film created exclusively for us. It will also include some items to create a sensory environment, plus a set of instructions for bringing the art work to life.
Our aim is for everything in the box to be reusable or recyclable. So once you've finished why not pass it on to a friend or pop it in the recycling bin.
What's the value of the box?
So the way we see it the value is not determined by the physical items in the box, but on the experience that is created with them.
We pay the guest artists for their work and as we are not-for-profit, everything we make gets put back into making The Curious Parcel bigger and better.
Who is it for?
Imaginative and playful grow ups! We'd love you to share your box with your friends and family but please bear in mind the content has been created for an adult audience (ages 16+).
You can enjoy The Curious Parcel on your own or with someone else. More than 2 people at a time might be tricky but the experience is 'reusable' so feel free to pass it on once you're finished (or keep it and use it again!)
How do I order?
If you're buying a box for the first time you simply need to visit the website any time to order your box. If you subscribe you will automatically receive the next box without having to lift a finger.
When are boxes posted?
If you have ordered or subscribed to our current box, your box will be posted Royal Mail 1st Class on the 26th of the month.
Previous boxes are posted within 2-5 days of ordering.
Can I give it as a gift?
Yes absolutely! In the Cart there is a box to type in a personal message (or you can email it to us at
). We'll hand write it on a little card and pop it in the box.
If you'd like it delivered direct to the lucky recipient then make sure to add their address as the delivery one.
What is your refund policy?
All sales are final. We understand that everyone's taste is different and you might not like every box we send you (that's the nature of art!). But we hope you'll consider it all in the spirit of adventure and we encourage you to regift.