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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

New Theatre, Cardiff

Sat 19 Apr

£15–£19.50 / 029 2087 8889

  • 11:00

Postman Pat Live: It's Showtime!

A talent scout arrives in Greendale to search for an angelic voice at the village's karaoke contest.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sun 4 May

£13 (Children £11; £44) / 01872 262466

  • 11:00

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Mon 26 May

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £42)

  • 11:00

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 10 May

£12 (£10; £40) / 0844 357 2625

  • 12:00 – 13:30

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 16 Apr

£12.50 adv booking required / 01256 844244

  • 11:00

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 16 Apr

£13.50–£15.50

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

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Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Family musical about a girl who is desperate to get rid of her freckles.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 11:00 – 12:15

Sat 19 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 11:00 – 12:15

Mon 21 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 11:00 – 12:15
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Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 11:00

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Wed 28 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30

Thu 29 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30

Fri 30 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30

Sat 31 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 21 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 11:00

Fri 22 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 11:00

Sat 23 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 11:00

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A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Transforum Theatre - Kent State University Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals. Grimms’ is suitable for all audiences.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

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…and at 9 other places

All Our Yesterdays

Timeless Productions and the Memory Lane dancers take you back to the days of Dance Hall and through the decades from the 40s to the 70s, via every nostalgic classic you can think of.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Wed 30 Apr

£12–£14 / 01475 723723

  • 07:30
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Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 18 Apr

£6.50 (Children £6; Family £23) / 01324 506850

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 11:00

Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

Children's ballet based on the fairy tale about three little pigs and their house-building efforts. Relaxed performance.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 30 May

£5 / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 May

£5 / 0844 871 7652

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Fri 16 May

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 11:30

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 24 May

£8 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 11:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 11:00

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

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Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 14 May

£5 / 01463 234234

  • 11:30

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Tramway, Glasgow

Tue 13 May

£8 (£6) / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30
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My City: Recycled Musical Instruments and Puppet Making Workshop

Get environmental and create some puppets and instruments from stuff you would be more likely to throw away.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01851 708480

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

An Tobar Arts Centre, Isle of Mull

Wed 16 Apr

Free / 01688 302828

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Pirate Gran

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 24 May

Pentland Theatre

£11 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 17 May

£10 / 01323 412000

  • 11:00

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 30 May

Quays Theatre

£13 (Children £9.50; £38) / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sat 31 May

Quays Theatre

£13 (Children £9.50; £38) / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

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Brave Macbeth

Captivate Drama Brave Macbeth returns to the Fringe following a five-star run in 2013. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare's stories and language, Brave Macbeth has it all, witches, sword fights, catchy tunes, witty script and men in kilts! ‘Billed as a show for children, but definitely fantastically entertaining…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Cocoon

With few words and live music, Theater o.N. (Germany) take their audience on a journey from the very beginnings of life. Exploring cocoons, metamorphosis and the boundless possibilities of being. Ages 2–5 years.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 24 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

Sun 25 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

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I Believe In Unicorns

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (adaptation)

Wizard Presents Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories, until he meets the Unicorn Lady.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 16 Apr

£7.50 / 01604 624811

  • 11:00

Thu 17 Apr

£7.50 / 01604 624811

  • 11:00

Ice

Former head judge of Dancing on Ice Robin Cousins presents a selection of ice skaters from around the world.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 3 May

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Innocence

A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites 0–7 year olds (and their adults) to explore the world of William Blake's imagination.

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£6 per adult + child; £4 per additional child; £6 per additional adult / 0845 330 3501

Thu 1 May

£6 per adult + child; £4 per additional child; £6 per additional adult / 0845 330 3501

Not Now Bernard

  • Directed by: Ellen McDougall

Unicorn Theatre bring David McKee’s iconic picture book to life. Bernard has found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster, with unfortunate consequences. Suitable for 2–5 years.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sat 26 Apr

Djanogly Theatre

£7 adv booking required / 0115 846 7777

  • 10:30

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01786 466666

  • 12:00

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 17 May

£9 / 01603 598598

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Sun 18 May

£9 / 01603 598598

  • 10:30 – 11:30

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Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 8 Nov

£16.50 / 0870 607 7533

Sun 9 Nov

£16.50 / 0870 607 7533

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 18 Oct

£16.50 ( £58; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 10:00

Sun 19 Oct

£16.50 ( £58; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 10:00
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