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 under two are admitted free of charge.

 


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Professor Pumpernickel Science Show

Back by popular demand, join the popular blue haired Professor Pumpernickel 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, much more. Due to the content of the show, there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Mon 12 February 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Dragon Tamers Show

From the writer of Professor Pumpernickel, we bring you a new show ‘Dragon Tamers’ which will bring together storytelling, puppetry, science and special effects. Join Brother Mellitus a serious man of science and logic and Arundell a macho dashing warrior in their quest to tame the Dragons of Black Combe. Due to the content of the show, there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 13 February 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise – Live On Stage

Presented by Proon Productions Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come! Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl -  He's a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night. Trouble is, Hoot Owl's prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 15 February 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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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 16 February 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Lecture Theatre