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Thursday 08 February 2024

Brighton Dome's Spring Family Events Include CBeebies Stars, Craft Workshops & School Holiday Shows

A brand-new series of shows for young children begins at Brighton Dome's Studio Theatre this spring, offering opportunities to play, learn and explore through music, dance and physical theatre. 

For older children, a science stage show promises spectacular stunts and revolting experiments and a modern re-telling of the ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream gives a classic story a new lease of life.

The newly refurbished Studio Theatre will host a range of events for early years age groups on select weekends throughout the year.

February half-term begins with Olivier-award winning theatre company and CBeebies house band Little Bulb's Four Seasons, a celebration of the wonder and weirdness of nature using puppetry, clowning and physical theatre. 

At the end of the half-term week, South East Dance's Little Big Dance Festival includes Club Origami, an interactive show for all the family that combines paper and play and Choogh Choogh, which takes young children on an imaginary train journey across India. 

Tickets are also available for craft workshops in Brighton Dome's new community space Anita's Room before each show, allowing children an additional opportunity to explore their creativity in a relaxed environment.

For older children this half-term, brand new high-tech and highly explosive family show Rude Science comes to Brighton Dome's Concert Hall. Presented by CBBC TV Gastronaut and children's author Stefan Gates, it is packed with stunts and experiments and transforms complex biology, physics and chemistry into educational hilarity to explore the fascinating bodily science essential to life.

In March, Boxed In, a largely non-verbal play for ages 3 to 6 from inclusive children's theatre company Daryl & Co explores what it's like to be made to feel naughty, just because the rules don't make sense.

For a family day out over Easter, Ballet Theatre UK's innovative production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream features original choreography and breathtaking costumes alongside Mendelssohn's iconic score. 

Also over the Easter holidays, a brand new early years show from children's musician Kid Carpet combines singing, puppetry and video animation to explore the exploits of his friends, The Noisy Animals, at a garden centre. 

Kid Carpet also hosts three clowning workshops, where he'll show children and their families how to develop confidence by doing silly things. 

To end the Easter holidays and inspired by young people living apart from their birth parents, theatre show Belongings follows one girl's journey to discovering her past and finding her feet in the present.

For more details visit brightondome.org

by: Mike Cobley




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