Family Shows

December

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  • BYOB Comedy

  • Wednesdays, 12pm – 1.15pm
    12 December
    £10 for you and your baby per show
  • We can’t wait to welcome back the Wednesday lunchtime comedy club for us parents and our babies. We’ll be laughing at the funniest comedians in the country without needing to book a babysitter. Amazing! With top comedy for mum and dad, plus toys, soft flooring and more for baby... this show is a top night out during the day!
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  • Cinema at Attenborough: Christmas Special

  • presented by Cinema-Para Discount
  • Sunday 16 December, 5pm
  • Free, family friendly!
  • We're back with our Christmas cinema special filled with merry interactive surprises just for you! Sit back and watch your favourite Christmas blockbuster (to be announced). Waiting in the wings are Leicester's most creative performance artists ready to turn this 2D film into a 4D experience to remember. Fake snow, throwing socks, flashing lights, big sounds and sing-alongs await us as we all watch together. Festive fancy dress is highly encouraged or why not climb into your comfy PJs and slippers ready for bedtime. We may even offer you a glass of milk and cookies!
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  • Fafunia’s Snowy Stories by Enter Edem

  • Saturday 22 December, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Free, a Christmas treat from us! Suitable for all ages
  • Enter a snowy, sensory world as we explore and play in Fafunia! In this special winter wonderland we’ll meet Mr Imaginator and his frosty friends. We’ll sing, dance and be merry in a magical land of snowflakes and stars in this unique interactive puppetry and storytelling experience.
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January

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  • Hippity Hop

  • Oily Cart
  • Wednesday 16 January, 11am – 11.55am and 2pm – 2.55pm
  • £10 full / £8 concession
  • Ages 2 - 5
  • Free relaxed performances for ages 2 – 8 as part of our Inclusive Youth Arts Programme on Tuesday 15 January. See page _ for more details.
  • We’re looking forward to busting some moves at this first ever interactive hip hop show for young children. Experience poetry, puppetry, music and movement against a backdrop of graffiti-based designs, hip hop flavoured beats and the twinkling lights of the city. It’s a hip hopera!
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February

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  • Rabbit Girl & The Search for Wonder

  • 154 Collective
  • Sunday 3 February, 1pm – 1.55pm, 4pm – 4.55pm
  • Suitable for ages 3 – 8
  • £5 per ticket or £15 Family of Four
  • Come to a workshop with 154 Collective artist Lou Sumray before the relaxed performance and use creative materials to learn about the woodland characters you’ll be meeting later on!
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  • The Book of Daft 2: This Time It’s Dafter

  • Wednesday 20 February, 11am – 12pm
  • Suitable for ages 5+ but all are welcome
  • £5 per ticket or £15 Family of Four
  • Award-winning local comedian (and daft apeth) Ian Hall plus daft-as-a-brush daughter Niamh return with a jampacked joiny-in jamboree of (daft) fun for the whole family. We delve into their bottomless props box to dress up, sing and dance along to help bring ‘The Book of Daft 2’ to life. Best Kids Show nominees 2017 and 2018 at Leicester Comedy Festival. “Get caught up in the infectious, participatory bubble. Brilliantly daft” Leicester Mercury (it’s official, even the Mercury says they’re daft!).
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  • Shirley Goes Pop!

  • Wednesday 20 February, 1pm – 2pm
  • Suitable for ages 5+ but all welcome
  • £5 per ticket or £15 Family of Four
  • Fun for all the family, we’ll make stuff, sing, dance and join in with Shirley as she re-creates her favourite music videos and routines in this brand new show. With ample creative opportunities abound, being part of a Shirley show is something truly unique. We’ll dance and craft our way to a happy half term! Shirley was previously nominated for being part of the Best Kids Show in 2018.
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  • Kids Court

  • Wednesday 20 February, 3pm – 4pm
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • £5 per ticket or £15 Family of Four
  • Are you guilty? Parents better be on their best behaviour as it’s the kids turn to be in charge! With help from a Judge, Prosecution and Defence played by local comedians, children get the chance to put their parents or older siblings on trial and decide a suitable penalty for their misdemeanours, with you helping to decide whether they are guilty or not. Best Kids Show nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.
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  • The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  • Thursday 21, Friday 22, and Sunday 23 February, 4pm – 5pm
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • £8 full / £5 concession / £20 Family of Four
  • Adventure with us through extravagant stories of swords, duels, elephants, castles built of cheese and all of it completely and irrefutably true! Discover how the Baron invented Morris dancing, how his actions saved the Isle of Skye from sinking beneath the waves, why every fourth child in Bruges is named after him and other fantastically delightful stories. Adults and children alike are delighted by our top award-winning comedians with their wonderful ‘joie de vivre’… and other pretentious words
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  • Bring Your Own Baby Comedy

  • Wednesday 13 February, 12pm – 1.15pm (including interval)
  • Suitable for ages 16+ and under 12 months, as our comics may use grown-up language.
  • £5 for you and your little ones / £15 Family of Four
  • The award nominated lunchtime comedy club for parents and their babies is coming back to Leicester! Enjoy the funniest comedians at the festival without needing to book a sitter. If you need to whip out a bum (the babies please!), a boob or a bottle, please feel free. Our comics won’t mind being heckled by our younger guests! With top comedy for mum and dad, plus toys, soft flooring and more for baby, this show is a top night out during the day!
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March

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  • Mirror Mirror

  • Red Earth Theatre
  • Sunday 3 March, 12.30pm – 1.40pm, 3pm – 4.10pm
  • Suitable for ages 5+
  • £5 / £15 Family of Four
  • When a kind old lady offers Snow White a juicy red apple, the girl is sorely tempted. On the other hand, how does she know it’s not poisoned? She’s nearly been poisoned twice this week already, and it’s not pleasant! We’re joining Snow White on the night before her wedding in this wonderfully wicked, age-old story of a vengeful queen, a magic mirror and a child as bright as the moonlit snow. All will be revealed through magical puppetry, movement and visual storytelling, all made accessible with integrated sign language and captions. Presented by Red Earth Theatre in association with Nottingham Trent University.
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  • If All The World Were Paper

  • Big Window Theatre Company
  • Sunday 17 March, 1pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Suitable for ages 3 – 6
  • £5 / £15 Family of Four
  • We love this new play all about the joy of true friendship: falling out, making up, and everything in between, for young children, grandparents, nd everyone in between. We meet Fred and Ted who are best of friends, they’ve been best friends for a long, long time. But they don’t always see eye to eye. Fred likes things ‘just so,’ while Ted is more ‘that’ll do.’ Today, they have a job to do… together. We join them on a big adventure to understand friendship and loyalty is all part of growing up.
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April

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  • Baby Disco: Jungle

  • Sunday 7 April, 11am – 12pm, 1pm -2pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Suitable for ages 0 – 6
  • £5 child and £1 adult or £10 for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Bring your families along for a dancing experience in our jungle. We’ll be making some shapes through the multi-sensory creations with disco lighting and thematic projections. Perfect for children aged 6 and under, we’ll be showing off our fancy dress to get the most out of our adventure!
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  • The Boy and the Mermaid

  • Paper Balloon Theatre Company
  • Sunday 14 April, 1pm – 1.50pm and 4pm – 4.50pm
  • Suitable for all ages
  • £5 / £15 Family of Four
  • Join three abundantly be-bearded storytellers as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning. With live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus fun for all the family. and a shifting set full of surprises – this enchanting show is fun for all the family.
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  • GROW

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  • Sunday 28 April, 11am, 1pm and 4pm
  • Fully accessible. Suitable for ages 3 – 5 and older children with learning disabilities
  • 35 minutes including 10 mins free play
  • £5 / £15 Family of Four
  • Spring has well and truly sprung in our curious, mellow and playful adventure. It’s the first day of spring and tiny tendrils of new life are peeping out of the ground, stretching their way into the sunshine and into a riot of glorious colour. With no spoken words, GROW is suitable for hearing impaired, those whose first language is not English, and older children with learning disabilities. When the show ends, we join the cast for an improvised free play session.
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