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.

Children under two are admitted free of charge.

 


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Professor Pumpernickel’s Mind Bending Magic Show

Roll up to witness Professor Pumpernickel in his greatest show on earth! Pumpernickel is on a mission to inspire our future inventors, explorers, life savers and super heroes. If you like fire, explosions and mind bending magic, you will love Pumpernickel. Parental supervision required. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.
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Available Dates
4
Next Date
Fri 28 July 2017
Time
11.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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‘Dinosaur Roar!’ read by author Paul Stickland

Come and join Paul Stickland, illustrator of children’s classic, ‘Dinosaur Roar!’ for a fun day of colourful prehistoric fun! Join us in our theatre where Paul will present a great big colourful reading of Dinosaur Roar! Or join Paul for an Amazing Pop-Up Paper Dinosaur Mouth Making Workshop, huge creative fun for all dinosaur lovers, no matter what age! Parental supervision required. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 02 August 2017
Time
10.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
Steve Wharton - Riddle of Red Hills 600

The Riddle of Redhills: An interactive show for children by Steve Wharton

Each morning, Urien Gnome stretches and gets to work in his garden. But recently he’s been waking up to mischief; jokes have been played on him during the night! Now he needs your help to solve the riddle of Redhills Garden and catch the trickster. A garden themed play with songs, puzzles, animations and fun for all the family. Parental supervision required. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.
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Available Dates
8
Next Date
Thu 03 August 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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DOGS DON’T DO BALLET BY LITTLE BLUE MONSTER THEATRE

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! Brought to the stage by…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 11 August 2017
Time
11.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
Animalphabet 600

AnimAlphabet from the Edinburgh Fringe

Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe! Treble Clef Island is a wonderful land of music, song and dance, but there’s a problem. Calando the dastardly duck has escaped and is threatening to steal sound forever. Join Colin the Cockatoo on a quest to find the island animals and thwart Calando’s plans. A Waltzing Elephant, a Reggae Frog, a Geordie Jazz Giraffe and a Hip-Hop Donkey, are just some of the musical-misfits Cockatoo will meet along the way. AnimAlphabet is a fun,…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 30 August 2017
Time
11.30am
Venue
Cinema