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Weathering with You (12A)

Dir: Director: Makoto Shinkai 2019 | 114 mins, JP

Student Hodaka Morishima leaves his home and moves to Tokyo. He lives his days in isolation until he meets a young girl named Hina Amano. Hina is bright and strong-willed. She also possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

WHY? Makata Shinkai’s follow up to the global anime sensation Your Name

School Holiday Family Screenings
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 17 Feb - Wolf Mask and Frog
Tues 18 Feb - Dreamcatcher and Rainbow
Wed 19 Feb - Space - Solar System
Thur 20 Feb - Spring - Plastic Planters and Flowers
Fri 21 Feb - Tudors - Tudor Rose and Goblet
Sat 22 Feb - Little Grimm Tales - Make a wish and become a magical beast or fairy for a day!

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this February Half Term!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Mon 17 Feb - The Witch Got on at Paddington Station by Dyan Sheldon
Tues 18 Feb - Jack and the Magic Harp
Wed 19 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Thur 20 Feb - A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Fri 21 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Sat 22 Feb - The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 17 Feb- Sat 22 Feb
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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StarDog and TurboCat (U)

Dir: Ben Smith 2019 | 90 mins, UK

Launched into space by his scientist owner in 1969, loyal dog Buddy crash lands in the present-day in a small town where pets are ruthlessly rounded up by animal-hating cop Peck. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, Buddy recruits genius millionaire cat Felix to help him on a madcap adventure across town.

WHY? Animated adventure starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy

School Holiday Family Screenings
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

Please note that the Wed 20 Feb screening has been replace with a screening of Spies in Disguise.

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Spies in Disguise (PG)

Dir: Troy Quane, Nick Bruno 2019 | 102 mins, US

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission.

WHY? Can Lance and Walter work as a team to save the world?

School Holiday Family Screenings
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

History and merriment for ages seven to 107!

History as you’ve never seen it before in this fun for all the family historical extravaganza!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada? Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies? What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire? Why is the history of rings all about the death of Elizabeth I?

Expect mind-bending stories, shocking tales and fascinating relics as our critically acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected duo rampage around the past, leaving no stone unturned (and no historical window unbroken) in their madcap mission to make sure that you never think about the Tudors in the same way… ever again!

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

Age guidance 7+ years.

WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend

‘It’s Genius!’ Pail Ross, Talk Radio

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ Dan Snow

‘It’s the new Horrible Histories’ BBC Radio Devon

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Histories of the Unexpected Website

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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Bethany Hearn.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 30 Mar (exc 3, 10, 17 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Due to foreseen circumstances Tues 3 Dec Ballet Beats classes have been cancelled. Please contact Box Office for more information on 01628 788997.

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 31 Mar (exc 11 and 18 Feb)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 29 Apr (exc 19 Feb, 8 and 15 Apr)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group A will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2, 3 and 4

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre - Group B will be working towards a performance of 'A New Time Music Hall'. A collection of performances to entertain, amaze and amuse in the music hall tradition with a modern twist.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 5 and 6

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring Term our Youth Theatre Academy group will be working towards a perfromance of “Shakers Re-stirred” by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Every town has a Shakers. The oh-so trendy cocktail bar where everybody wants to be seen. We are given a glimpse into the long suffering world of the waitresses and customers that lurk behind the plastic palms.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Bethany Hearn

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Fri 17 – 3 Apr (exc 14 and 21 Feb)
10.15am – 11am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fri 17 Jan – 27 Mar (exc 21 Feb)
5pm – 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

An energetic weekly contemporary dance class, led by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co).

Build confidence and improve technique, whilst learning new ideas for choreography. With tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Suitable for all abilities, all terms are 10 weeks long. A great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere.

Suitable for ages 9 - 13 years.

Free Taster Session
Try out the class at a free taster session! Book your place online or through our Box Office on 01628 788997. Places are limited and subject to availability. Only one free taster session per student.

Spring
£67 per term
Sat 18 Jan - 28 Mar (exc 22 Feb)
10am - 11am

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Spring term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of 'An Utterly Fictitious History of Maidenhead'. A devised performance which uses the groups collective imagination to create a show looking at how our home town came to be.

Over the course pupils will work on songs and sketches to improve vocal technique, stage presence and theatrical timing.

Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Make A Play in Three Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

10+ years

Mon 6 – Wed 8 Apr 10am – 4pm
Performance at 4pm
£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Concertini with YolanDa Brown

The star of Cbeebies YolanDa’s Band Jam is a world renowned saxophonist and multi MOBO award winner.

Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music.

Age guidance 4+ years.

The 11am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Expect a fusion of reggae, jazz and soul

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Click here to sign up to Concertini's mailing list

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Quest: Digital Zone

An interactive digital arts space; part of Quest Family Fest, the Norden Farm Family Arts Festival.

Keep your eye on the website for updates on events and workshops.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Dir: Jeff Fowler 2020 | 99 mins, CA/JP/US

The world's speediest hedgehog is embracing his new home on Earth. Sonic and his new best friend Tom must team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr Robotnik and his plans for world domination.

WHY? Live-action adventure comedy, based on the global blockbuster videogame

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Onward (cert tbc)

Dir: Dan Scanlon 2020 | Run time tbc, US

Set in a suburban fantasy world. Two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The latest film from Disney and Pixar (The Incredibles, Toy Story, Coco).

WHY? Featuring the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Octavia Spencer

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Digital Zone: DJing Taster (8-12 yrs)

A crash course in switching and mixing!

Learn the basics with our in-house DJs, add effects and take the mic! End with a DJ dance off!

10am – 12pm
8 - 12 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: DJing Taster (Families)

A crash course in switching and mixing!

Learn the basics with our in-house DJs, add effects and take the mic! End with a DJ dance off!

1pm – 3pm
Families
£12 per person

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Hansel and Gretel

An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...

This inclusive version of Hansel & Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle interaction and integrated signing.

WHY? With an enchanting woodland set, playful characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first theatre experience for little ones

Age guidance 3+ years

Run time 50 mins
Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre

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The Call of the Wild (PG)

Dir: Chris Sanders 2020 | 105 mins, US

Buck is a big-hearted dog. His blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime and finds his true place in the world. Based on the novel by Jack London.

WHY? Starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens and Karen Gillan

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Explore: Yoga Party (5-12 yrs)

An energetic and fun start looking at sun salutations, balancing, postures and a group spring flower mandala building session!

9.15am – 9.45am
5 – 12 years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills - Trampette (8-10 yrs)

The small trampoline leads to big heights!

Learn how to hit the trampoline and jump into acrobatic tricks!

9.30am - 10.30am
8 - 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Contemporary Dance Party! (5-7 yrs)

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of chart hits.

9.30am – 10.30am
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (11+ yrs)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you gift your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!

9.30am – 10.30am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (Families)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

9.30am – 10.30am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: X-Ray Specs (8-10 yrs)

Unleash the powers of magic through cartooning!

Make a genuine working pair of X-Ray glasses and create secret code comics, transforming characters, unexpected surprises, and more!

9.30am – 10.30am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Make your own Sound Effects (Families)

Using your body, your voice and household object to create noises that will amuse, surprise and entertain you and your friends.

9.30am – 10.30am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (Families)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.


1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 8 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Teddies Music Club

Chant rhythmic rhymes, let loose on the dance floor and jam out on percussion.

10am – 10.30am
0 – 5 years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

10.45am – 11.45am
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Contemporary Dance Party! (8-10 yrs)

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of chart hits.

10.45am – 11.45am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Big Dog Little Dog Yoga

A unique yoga based class for parents and children together!

Please bring a yoga mat.

10.45am - 11.30am
4 - 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

10.45am – 11.45am
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Wild Etching (11+ yrs)

Using professional printmaking equipment, produce your own awesome etching on hand painted paper.

10.45am – 11.45am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Superhero Spectacular (5-7 yrs)

Create your own amazing superheroes and planet-chomping supervillains and learn loads of secret cartooning tricks and tips along the way!

10.45am – 11.45am
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - All about ME! How to own the stage (8-10 yrs)

How to shine on stage and make sure you get noticed in a crowd.

A crash course in posing, attention seeking and upstaging.

10.45am – 11.45am
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (11+ yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

10.45am – 11.45am
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (5-7 yrs)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

12pm – 1pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Chocolate Egg Decorating (8-10yrs)

Decorate a chocolate egg with icings and embellishments - will you gift your egg to someone special? Or keep it as a treat for yourself!

12pm – 1pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (Families)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: 3D Cartooning (5-7 yrs)

Comic Club microcube worlds!

Design your very own 3D cartoon universe microworld, complete with magnetic movable characters, special effects, and more!

12pm – 1pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Monster Makeup! (Families)

Ghosts, witches, aliens, animals.

Go wild with this hands on session of art, creativity and play.

12pm – 1pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (8-10 yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

12pm – 1pm
8 – 10 years
£4.50

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (Families)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

12pm – 1.30pm
Families
£12 per person

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Explore: Circus Skills - Trampette (8-10 yrs)

The small trampoline leads to big heights!

Learn how to hit the trampoline and jump into acrobatic tricks!

1.30pm - 2.30pm
8 - 10 years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (Families)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (Families)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Print your own Etching (5-7 yrs)

Use professional printmaking equipment to produce your very own exciting etching print.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Manga Mayhem! (11+ yrs)

Join comic artist James Parsons for an introduction to manga and learn all you need to know to create an awesome super-cute chibi character!

1.30pm – 2.30pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Dragons and Unicorns (5-7 yrs)

Jump in to this fantasy world of mythical beasts where you can become any of the magical creatures from legends.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (Families)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 8 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Circus Skills (Families)

Led by And Circus.

Try tightrope walking, giant ball walking, unicycling and juggling.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
Families (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)
£4.50

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Explore: Make & Decorate Chocolate Lollipops (5-7 yrs)

Mould, decorate and package your very own chocolate lollipop to take home!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
5 – 7 years
£4.50

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Explore: Wild Etching (8-10yrs)

Using professional printmaking equipment, produce your own awesome etching on hand painted paper.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Crazy Pop Up Comics! (Families)

Family fun with crazy pop-up comics!

A chance for the whole family to get creative learning the basics of pop-ups, and even a bit of next level super-awesome ultra pop-up making! - you'll be able to design a 3D comic art picture that literally jumps out the page!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
Families
£4.50

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Explore: Drama - Stage Combat (11+ yrs)

Learn to punch, kick, wrestle and slap – all without actually hurting anyone!

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Make Some Noise! DJ Taster (11+ yrs)

Get ready to become the best DJ in town!

Take the mic and get read to mix, spin and switch.

2.45pm – 3.45pm
11+ years
£4.50

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Explore: Steel Pan Band (5-7 yrs)

Supported by CultureMix’s friendly tutors.

Create your very own steel band with friends and family and play music together!

2.45pm - 3.45pm
5 - 7 years
£4.50

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Amazing Bubbleman Website

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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Age guidance 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Tues 14 – Thur 16 Apr
10am – 4pm

8+ years

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Dir: Will Becher, Richard Phelan 2019 | 86 mins, UK/FR/US

An alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Her magical alien powers soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that an alien-hunting agency is on their trail…

WHY? Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon before it’s too late?

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Next Steps Dance Intensive

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

Wed 15 – Fri 17 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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Dolittle (PG)

Dir: Stephen Gaghan 2020 | 101 mins, US

The eccentric Dr John Dolittle has hidden himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, he must set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.

WHY? A vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 21 April at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (6-10 yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (11+ yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (6-10 yrs)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

10am – 11.30am
6 - 10 years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (Families)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

12pm – 1.30pm
Families
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Light up your Dance! (11+ yrs)

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

2.30pm – 4pm
11+ years
£12 per person

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Digital Zone: Kaos Jam - Music Tech (11+ yrs)

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

Devise music using modern technology.

2.30pm – 4pm
11+ years
£12 per person

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Pop Divas Live!

Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever!

The UK’s number one girl band tribute, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for two hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut for 2020!

Whether you’re a grown up who listens on the radio or a little one who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for four lucky little divas to join the stars live on stage!

WHY? Whether you are 4 or 64, don’t miss the UK’s number 1 pop tribute!

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 under 16s)
Family and Friends ticket £48

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Slime

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach.

Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends.

Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? ‘A microscopic world of epic adventure… with or without kids its a howling delight’ The Guardian

‘Inclusivity runs right through this piece… Packed with invention and laughs’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Perfect for the age range it’s aimed at’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘A real heart-warming delight’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh49

‘Highly recommend this show as a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children’ ★★★★ Theatre Bubble

’10 out of 5 stars - Isobel aged 4’ Edinburgh Life With Kids

‘The Herd have created a vibrant and inviting playground-set that encourages the touching and feeling of the various spongy, slimy and crunchy materials around you’
Hot Potato

‘Perfectly pitched performance…The set had the delightful feel of muted, gentle soft play’ The Yorkshire Times

Studio
45 mins plus 15 minutes stay and play.
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends ticket (4 people)

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Razzamataz Theatre School (Reading)

Come along and join our Razz students as we take you on a journey through the worlds of commercial pop and music theatre.

Featuring songs from hit shows such as The Sound of Music, Oliver and The Addams Family, as well as favourites from the pop and commercial world, the Razzamataz Showcase 2020 is guaranteed to make you smile!

So sit back and enjoy the talents of the Razz Reading students!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc)

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song.

He’s most recently appeared on CBBC’s Crackerjack. This show for all the family is specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
(50 mins approx)
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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