• Holiday Drama Week at Everyman and Playhouse theatres

A feast of fun for all families

With autumn having started and holidays to follow, the Everyman and Playhouse theatres have some upcoming events for families to look forward to.

At the Playhouse this Saturday (1 October), REEL Tours will have screenings Encanto at noon and Hocus Pocus at 4.30pm on Disney Day.

Families are also invited to come dressed as their favourite character from either movie, as the ‘best dressed’ prize is up for grabs.

Tickets are priced at £6.50.

During half-term, a musical will take place from 25 October to 29 October. 

‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ is based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  

The tale about friendship and helping those in need will take place at the Playhouse.

Early booking is encouraged, as shows during the holidays always sell out quickly.

Prices range between £10 and £14.

If you are looking something different for the kids for half term, this time will also see the retune of the Everyman and Playhouse’s drama week.

This week is run by experienced youth theatre directors and is aimed at children aged 8-11.

Children will be introduced to a theme for the week and build on it using imagination and storytelling.

The week costs £100 per child, with a 10% discount for multiple children from the same family.

Mini Maestros, which takes place in the Everyman Street Cafe on Saturday mornings, is an interactive,  multi-sensory music session for children and their guardians.

The sessions present an engaging platform for children to explore sound and song while learning and having fun.

This event is run by RISE Music Education CIC.

The company is a local collective of professional musicians working to deliver engaging creative art projects in the community.

Sessions take place every Saturday from 10.15am to 11.15, until 15 October.

Tickets are £10.

This winter will also see the return of the iconic Everyman rock’n’roll pantomime. 

Suitable for all ages, this year’s Red Riding Hood will open on 25 November and runs until January 14.

The pantomime will be packed with musical hits performed by very talented actor musicians.

There is already limited availability for some performances, so be quick to book.

Nathan Powell, Associate Director for the Everyman and Playhouse said:

“It’s really important to us to find different ways to welcome children and their families into our theatres. 

“The different spaces we have offer a wealth of creative opportunities for children to explore, play and enjoy music and stories. 

“It’s a real joy to see how magical it can be for the children (and often the grown-ups), many who are visiting for the first time. A great reminder of why I love my job.”

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