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Family shows coming up in 2023/24

19 Jun 2023

Our new 2023/24 season has plenty on offer for little ones and their families. Keep an eye out for our family shows in the coming year, including our Christmas show Pied Piper, which is available to book now!

Socìetas: BuchettinoSat 26 & Sun 27 Aug, 11.30am & 3.30pm

Buchettino is a classic piece of Childhood Theatre told by Gulbenkian/iCCi Associate Artists, Socìetas (formerly Societàs Raffaello Sanzio). It is the story of Tom Thumb but unlike any version you may have seen before…..

trickyart: CrockodogopigSat 7 Oct, 2pm

Follow Crock as he embarks on a quest to retrieve his stolen Happy from the wicked Kangalouse. What sinister scheme does the Kangalouse have up his sleeve? Find out as you join the Crockodogopig on this exciting journey!

Tutti Frutti Productions & One Tenth Human: The Lightbulb Princess Sat 14 Oct, 2pm

Can you help a very unusual princess solve an unexpected problem? Without the twinkle of fairy lights, the holiday season could be cancelled! It’s up to our intrepid explorer, her pals and YOU to illuminate the world again.

Make, Mend, Do: Tiny EchoesSun 29 Oct, 2pm

Adalberto and Sophia are happy. they look to the future and gaze at the stars… until, one day, disaster strikes. After a sudden and tragic loss, Adalberto travels through the cosmos in an attempt to keep his one true love alive.

Tall Stories: The Gruffalo’s Child – Wed 18 & Thu 19 Oct, 10.30am & 4.30pm

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A Battersea Arts Centre, Beatbox Academy & rODIUM Co-Production – Christmas Show: Pied PiperWed 6 – Sun 10 Dec, times vary

Pied Piper is a raucous musical re-imagining of a medieval fairy-tale. Featuring a hugely talented cast of beatboxers, musicians and special guest performances from the local community, get ready for an electrifying night of vocal wizardry for all the family.

String!  – Sat 3 Feb, 2:00pm

This informal performance includes a diverse programme from Haydn to Jessie Montgomery; Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges to Dvorak and everything in between.

Little Seeds Music and Z-arts – Luna Loves Library DayTue 13 Feb, 2:00pm

It’s the day when she discovers magic among the library shelves, from dinosaurs to mummies, from unexplained mysteries to monsters and magic.

Little Bulb: Four SeasonsSat 23 Mar to Mon 25 Mar, times vary

Four Seasons is a celebration of the wonder and weirdness of nature and our place within it, all set to an exciting score of seasonally inspired tracks including, of course, Vivaldi’s iconic piece.

There’s a Monster in Your ShowWed 22 & Thu 23 May, 10:30am & 4:30pm

Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage, as the beloved ‘Who’s in Your Book?’ series makes its debut as a brand-new musical show


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ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

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