Blog Series: Step into the theatre

8/5/2021 12:30:44 PM
Blog Series: Step into the theatre
Fantasic For Families
  • Brighton Open Air Theatre

Grab your popcorn and take your seat, the performance is about to begin…

Whether you’ll be watching from your sofa or the royal circle, there are so many incredible shows for you and your family to enjoy.

We're delighted to be bringing you a series of blogs based on different art forms with suggestions of physical and online events and activities. Last time we celebrated all things music, and today our theme is THEATRE.

As always, we'd love to see your creations and hear about what you've taken part in, so make sure you tag us on social media #FantasticforFamilies.

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1. Can you find Neverland?

 Head2Head Sensory Theatre have created a multi-layered game to suit a wide range of abilities. It comes in the form of a printable PDF booklet which will act as the guide for your journey: it has things to cut out and colour in, as well as suggestions of household objects to find and use throughout the experience. This is paired with a YouTube play-list on our channel, including crafting instructions, songs and some of your favourite characters

Where?: Online

What ages is this recommended for?: 5-16 years

How much?: £10 (including P&P and USB dongle) 


2. Fairy Tales

 "Once upon a time, there were three bears, and they owned a little Bed and Breakfast in the forest…"

Step into a fairy tale town and into the woods to discover a world of giants, palaces, gingerbread houses and treasure caves.

Where?: Discover Children’s Story Centre

When?: 21 May - 31 Dec

What ages is this recommended for?: 0-8 years

How much?: £2


3. As You Like IT


Join One Fell Swoop for a journey deep into the merry world of the Forest of Arden. This hilarious and magical outdoor promenade performance holds a space for cross-dressing heroines and triumphant heroes who learn how to embrace their imaginations, let go of their fears and surrender to romance. 

Where? Various venues across Liverpool and surrounding areas

When? Multiple dates from 10-25 July

What ages is this recommended for? 10-16 years

How much? £12.93 - £16.50


4. A Midsummer Night's Dream


Gothic fantasy meets RuPaul‘s Drag Race in Changeling Theatre’s unmissable A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A funny, fantastical feast for the senses that will delight all ages. 

Where? Brighton Open Air Theatre

When? 8-10 July (tickets only available for tonight - 9th July!)*

What ages is this recommended for? 4-16 years

How much? £13.50 - £15

*Brighton Open Air Theatre has lots more shows coming up over the summer including Horrible Histories LiveRomeo and Juliet and The Secret Garden.


Fancy creating your own show at home?


Make a Play in a Day


Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre have created video workshops recorded by theatrical set designers and performers. They’ll work through the stages of making your own play, theatre and how to create your own puppets to bring the show to life at home.  

What ages is this recommended for? 5-13 years

How much? Free!


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