Storyhouse reveals a fun-packed programme of kid’s theatre, family films and craft activities this Easter holidays.
The Easter programme takes place from Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April and will feature dance and theatre on stage, family films in the cinema, and free arts and crafts in the children’s library. As always, Storyhouse is committed to keeping prices as low as possible.
The fun begins with TIN MAN on Thursday 6 April, a visually stunning dance production for children aged 7+ and their families. This magical retelling of the Tin Man’s encounters with the Witch in the deep dark wood, and the new friendships that he forms with the Scarecrow and Lion along the way, will charm both children and adults alike. Audiences will also be invited to join the pre-show craft activity and post-show meet and greet for a chance to get their photo taken with the iconic characters.
Over the weekend 8-9 April, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on the Storyhouse stage for the first time in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience. Packed full of toe-tapping songs, puppetry, and all the friends from Acorn Wood, this beautiful show promises to be the perfect treat for little ones under 6.
On Sunday 16 April, Ri Ri’s Dance Company present The Dancing Elephant on the Garret stage. Audiences will experience a stunning blend of both real and virtual environments, as they join Mahi who’s transported to the Elephant Festival of Jaipur inside a video game. This endearing story will captivate children aged 6+ and is enhanced with beautiful sand art animation and projection.
Meanwhile in the cinema, families can catch Shazam Fury of The Gods (12A) on the big screen from 31 March; When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrives on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy Batson and his adult superhero alter ego Shazam, is thrust into battle.
Mummies (U) will also be showing in the cinema from 7 April. This new animation film follows three Egyptian mummies as they are transported to present-day London for an unforgettable adventure.
The Young Storyhouse team will also be hosting Explore the Arts, a fun, interactive programme for young people to explore Storyhouse whilst completing an Arts Award portfolio and gaining a qualification. There will be a two day club running from Tuesday 11 to Wednesday 12 April for 5-11 year olds and a three day club running from Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 April for 11 + year olds. The experience will feature a variety of workshops, a backstage tour and interviews with Storyhouse artists.
Plus the Storyhouse library team will be hosting FREE crafts and games throughout the holiday for families to come and get creative together.
Suzie Henderson Creative Director at Storyhouse said: “We’re delighted to have a packed programme of creative activities for families to do this Easter. Whether it’s watching a movie or a show, playing a game in the children’s library or taking part in a workshop – we’ve got Easter covered!”
6 April, 6pm
Tales from Acorn Wood
8 April 1:30pm
9 April, 11am & 2pm
The Dancing Elephant
16 April, 11am & 2pm
Shazam Fury of the Gods
31 March 12pm
1 April 10:30am (family screening), 1:15pm
2 April 10:30am (family screening), 1:15pm
3 April 11am (captioned), 1:45pm
4 April 12pm
5 April 11am (parent and baby), 1:45pm
7 April 12pm, 2pm
8 April 10:30 (family screening), 12:30pm
9 April 10:30 (family screening), 12:30pm
10 April 11am (captioned), 1pm
11 April 12pm, 2pm
12 April 1pm, 3pm
13 April 12pm, 2pm
Explore the Arts: Two Day Club
11 – 12 April, 10am – 4pm
Explore the Arts: Three Day Club
11 – 13 April, 10am – 4pm