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Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 28 Jun

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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Stick Man

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

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 19 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 20 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 21 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

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Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10; £40) / 01284 758000

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 10 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

Sat 11 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

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Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. Ages 7+.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sun 6 Dec

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sun 4 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

Sun 11 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

LG Arena, Birmingham

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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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.

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 12 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Fri 17 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 18 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Tue 14 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

Wed 15 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

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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).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Comar, Isle of Mull

Wed 15 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 01688 302211

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Wed 1 Apr

Adults/ Children: £2 / 01294 274059

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Operation Magic Carpet

  • Directed by: Rosamunde Hutt
  • Written by: Samantha Ellis

An action packed adventure following Nomi from London to Baghdad to visit the land of her parents.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Wed 8 Apr

£30 / 020 8543 4888

Thu 9 Apr

£14.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

…and 12 more dates until 24 May

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

  • Directed by: Neal Foster
  • Written by: Terry Deary

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Garrick Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 25 Jul

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Wed 29 Jul

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Thu 30 Jul

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

…and 18 more dates until 5 Sep

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Wed 1 Apr

£10–£25 (£10) / 01206 573948

Pirates And Princesses

Fans of the Singing Kettle rejoice! Three members of the gang are back, along with Bonzo the Dog and a collection of new characters. They've a whole new show of sing-a-longs but this time they're opening boxes as opposed to kettles.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 11 Apr

£12 / 01592 583302

Sun 12 Apr

£12 / 01592 583302

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 22 Aug

£12.50 / 01463 234234

Sun 23 Aug

£12.50 / 01463 234234

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 2 May

£12.50 / 01786 466666

Sun 3 May

£12.50 / 01786 466666

Annie Jr - The Musical

Act Now Entertainment present the wonderfully affectionate Broadway Musical Annie Jr. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a…

Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

Sat 4 Apr

£13.50–£15 / 0844 871 7645

CBeebies Live! Presents Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus

Circus-themed spectacular with popular CBeebies characters.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Thu 2 Apr

£25.50 / 02920 224488

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 815 0815

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The History Boys

  • Directed by: Kate Saxon
  • Written by: Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett's witty play, which is also a hit movie starring James Corden and Dominic Cooper, follows eight teenage boys on their journey towards academia.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Thu 14 May

£15.50; £16.50–£19; £18.50–£24 / 02871 264455

Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker

Northern Ballet retell the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 1 May

£6 / 0844 871 7652

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Fri 17 Apr

£5–£6 / 01603 630000

Closing Time

Wag the Tale Productions In this play about a pub, in the pub, the audience catch a glimpse of the last days of its existence. It focuses on the lives that exist within it, including landlord Johnny, his returning, heroin-addicted son, his God-fearing, vodka-loving, interfering sister in law, his confidante and cleaner…

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Wag The Tale

Free / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 21 Aug

The Imperial Ice Stars: The Nutcracker On Ice

The award-winning 26-strong company of Olympic, World, European and National champion skaters welcomes Dancing On Ice stars Olga Sharutenko and Keith Chegwin for a colourful and acrobatic adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 2 Jan 2016

£26–£52.50 / 020 7589 8212

Oscar and the Highland Castle

Answering a call for help, Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he finds Incy Wincy Spider among the ruins of an old castle. Mysteriously swept back in time, Oscar joins Incy’s campaign to free the castle from English rule and restore Scotland’s independence! Here, one of Scotland's most…

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 4 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 0131 315 2151

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Rapunzel

The story of a girl who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things she loves. Ages 3+ and their families. Presented by Tutti Frutti.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 29 May

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 11:00 Rapunzel ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 30 May

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 11:00 Rapunzel ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Wed 3 Jun

£5 ( £18) / 01695 584480

  • 10:45 – 11:45 Rapunzel The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Arts Centre Washington

Thu 28 May

£6 / 0191 219 3455

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Ande Murdoch: Streetworks

Images of contemporary Glasgow, handprinted by the photographer.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

Free

Sun 5 Apr

Free

Asylum

duration 60 minutes You’re not meant to be here, so nobody knows you are… but now the door has inexplicably slammed shut behind you. You start to wonder if the stories may just be true and fight the panic as you realise you’re now locked inside an abandoned asylum. You’ve spent the night trespassing in these eerie…

Fort Amherst, Chatham

Sun 5 Apr

Sold out / 01634 847747

Sat 11 Apr

Sold out / 01634 847747

Sun 19 Apr

£9 / 01634 847747

Sat 25 Apr

£9 / 01634 847747

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 4 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 020 8507 5607

Buxton Opera House

Tue 7 Apr

£14 (Children £12; £48–£36) / 0845 127 2190

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The Cat In The Hat

If you like theatre fun and your kids are like-minded, The Cat in the Hat might be where you could find it. The book by Doc Seuss is notoriously groovy and completely unlike the duff Mike Myers movie; those who have troubled to look through its pages can tell you right off that it's good for all ages. Well, ages 3+ anyway.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 18 Apr

The Atkinson - Theatre

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 3 Apr

£12 (£10; £38) / 01302 303959

Sat 4 Apr

£12 (£10; £38) / 01302 303959

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 11 Apr

£10–£12 / 08441 717620

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