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Dinosaur Zoo

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

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Scare School Academy

Hallowe'en zombie acting workshop for children ages 5–15, because it's never to early to learn how to mimic the undead.

Royal Victoria Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 27 Oct

£39 / 01892 511511

Tue 28 Oct

£39 / 01892 511511

Wed 29 Oct

£39 / 01892 511511

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Skyhawk

  • Directed by: Tim Baker
  • Written by: Tim Baker

An edge-of-your-seat wildlife musical adventure for young people and their families. This is an intense and touching story of how protecting a rare bird, an osprey, forges a deep and special friendship between two children, Callum and Iona and crosses over to Africa, to a Gambian girl called Jeneba.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 21 Oct

£10 (Children £5 under 16s) / 028 9038 1081

  • 10:30 Skyhawk Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Oh yes he is! Oh no he isn't! Oh yes he really is! Richard Blackwood is returning to The Broadway Theatre, Catford in the years panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Broadway Theatre, London SE6

Mon 15 Dec

£12–£18 / 020 8690 0002

Tue 16 Dec

£12–£18 / 020 8690 0002

Wed 17 Dec

£12–£18 / 020 8690 0002

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£18 / 020 8690 0002

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Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Blind

  • 4 stars

Beat-boxing champion Grace Savage looks at what young people are currently listening to in the world.

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Fri 14 Nov

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0113 224 3801

  • 11:00 Blind The Carriageworks, Leeds

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

ELIA NEU/NOW Festival

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) NEU/NOW Festival is spending its sixth year in Glasgow. The festival provides an international platform for graduating/graduate artists from across Europe and beyond, and features emerging talent in fields such as visual art, music, film, animation theatre and dance.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Thu 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Fri 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Sat 15 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

Sun 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 4500

The Gruffalo

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson (book)

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 10 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Thu 11 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 13 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Fri 21 Nov

£11 / 01495 227206

Bristol Old Vic

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 ( £45) / 0117 987 7877

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 ( £45) / 0117 987 7877

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Private Peaceful

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo's story of poignancy and humour that commemorates the start of the First World War. Stage 3 Theatre Company presents.

The Core At Corby Cube

Tue 21 Oct

£11–£13

Snow White

Written by Alan McHugh with Music by Karen McIver and Directed by Jonathan Stone. Written, directed and produced by the Team that brought you last year's enchanting Pinocchio and 2012's magical Hansel and Gretel, Snow White promises to be the perfect Christmas outing - full of the traditional Carnegie Hall festive…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 2 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Wed 3 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Fri 5 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

…and 4 more dates until 17 Dec

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 12 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 40 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

White

Charmingly surreal show for toddlers by Andy Manley about a dazzling and intriguing world where everything is white. Ages 0–4.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
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At Boiling Point

Multi-media art and theatrical performances in the Boilerhouse.

London Metropolitan University, N7

Mon 20 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Tue 21 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Wed 22 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sun 28 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 22 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 23 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley the rabbit's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

The Camberley Theatre

Tue 21 Oct

£11 / 01276 707600

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Hansel And Gretel

With sumptuous music, film, puppets and masks, a treat of a show as delicious as a gingerbread house.

The Civic, Barnsley

Wed 10 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

Thu 11 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

Fri 12 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

Gala, Durham

Sat 25 Oct

£7 (£5; £20) / 0191 332 4041

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 30 Nov

The Studio

£8 (£6) / 020 8428 0124

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Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top

Keith Harris Matinee

On sale - Keith Harris, Orville & Cuddles Matinees, Sunday 7th, 14th & 21st December.

The Sands Venue, Blackpool

Sun 7 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

Sun 14 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

Little Stars: Act

Drama and dance workshops for ages 3–5.

Perth Autism Support

Wed 29 Oct

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 5 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 12 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

…and 2 more dates until 26 Nov

The Night Before Christmas: Big Wooden Horse (Over 3s)

A magical festive tale in which a little mouse called Eddie can't understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 29 Nov

£9 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 30 Nov

£9 / 020 8369 5454

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.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 23 Oct

£15 ( £52; Children £13 under 16s) / 01642 552663

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

Sun 26 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

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Tomas & Fantom A Double Bill

White Stag Theatre Company present a Gaelic drama double bill - Tomas, based on Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, and Fantom, based on the legend of the serial-killer Mac an t-Sronaich.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Circle Studio

£12 (£2; Students £8.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 429 0022

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