Family Theatre

Family Theatre

Family Theatre

Thanks to our partnerships with some of the UK’s most dedicated and creative children’s theatre companies, our family theatre shows are energetic, inclusive and fun. We choose touring productions which approach well-loved stories and completely new characters with enthusiasm, humour and often a song or two.

Shows are performed either in our intimate theatre, where everyone can feel part of the action, or our main auditorium.

Children two and under are admitted free of charge.

 


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Astral Circus Extravaganza!

Roll up! Roll up! Astral Circus bring their acclaimed Circus Show from the stripy big top to the comfort of Rheged’s  Theatre.  A show for all ages, featuring comedy, aerial acrobatics, fire, balance, juggling and more. So close you could touch (though perhaps best you don't). We promise you will be entertained!  
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 27 July 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Mad Science Show

Learn how mixing our incredible ingredients can produce exciting and unexpected reactions! Watch us turn water into Ribena, and back again, in a display of chemical “magic”. Meet our two chemically-created Genies: Steaming Steve and Frothy Freda. And watch out for our Mad Science Cloudy Potions and shower of Foggy Bubbles! For the finale- a reaction of explosive proportions!  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 03 August 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Christopher’s Caterpillars with Topsy Turvy Theatre

Christopher Nibble and Posie have been busy growing plants whilst taking care of their six hairy pet caterpillars. But when their crawly comrades disappear, they swap their trowels for magnifying glasses and turn into guinea pig detectives!  Will they crack the case in this bright and beautiful tale of minibeasts and mystery?  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 17 August 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Professor Pumpernickel Live Science Show

Professor Pumpernickel is back with all his favourite scientific demonstrations. Learn about a deadly explosion in a custard powder factory, the brilliant Victorians, see real soundwaves as you hear them and much more.  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 23 August 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Performing Arts Workshop with Razzamataz Theatre Schools

This exciting workshop for ages 6-11 will include singing, dance and drama. There will be a short presentation at the end for parent/guardians where the children will all get a chance to shine! The perfect way to meet new friends, learn new skills and have fun! No experience required. A minimum of 10 children will have to attend for the workshop to go ahead. 10am-1:30pm (including a 30 minute lunch break - please bring a packed lunch)  
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Date
Fri 24 August 2018
Time
10.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
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Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster with Little Blue Monster Productions

Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate - Grandpa Bert!   She's not a real pirate - but Pearl loves to imagine she's sailing the seven seas on a swashbuckling pirate adventure! One day, Pearl finds a stowaway aboard ship. It's a little blue monster. But little monsters grow into big greedy monsters - and this one wants his DINNER! There's trouble ahead for Pirate Pearl! Come and Join Pearl, Grandpa Bert in this seabound…
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Available Dates
4
Next Date
Thu 30 August 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Jungle Book Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

Gary Starr Productions proudly presents an all new action packed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic "The Jungle Book." Join King Louie as he invites you into his enchanted world of magic and wonder. Packed with fun, laughter and plenty of audience participation, this brand new show is a visual treat for the whole family! With all you favourite characters, The Jungle Book is a fun family show, suitable for all ages - It’s time for a rumble in the jungle!  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 22 October 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Fairies Tales with Gary Starr productions

Several wonderful stories linked together to create one amazing and original fun family show. Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Certainly not Gretel Red! A journey into the woods will be quite an adventure as she, along with Peter Hansel, make their way to Grandmother’s house! Remember - Don’t cry wolf!!!!  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 27 December 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Cinderella Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

After the success of last year’s Pantomime Beauty and the Beast, Gary Starr Pantomimes return to the Rheged Theatre this December, with a magical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.  Badly treated by her evil ugly sisters, Kim and Aggie, Cinderella dreams of meeting her true love. After a chance meeting with the Prince, she knows she must see him again and hopes that a chance to attend the Royal Ball will be the perfect opportunity. But her two…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 28 December 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen