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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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

Set sail on this swashbuckling high sea adventure, especially for little pirates and their grown-ups! (ages 3+) Little Blue Monster Productions Proudly Presents Ahoy there, land lubbers - hop aboard the good ship Mirabel and join our rollicking adventures on the high seas. Pirate Pearl lives with her crusty old crew, Barnacle the dog and Mr Puskins the cat. One day, Pearl finds a stowaway onboard ship. It’s a baby monster, but, if you feed a baby monster, it grows…
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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
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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