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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

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 23 Mar

£16.50 / 0844 576 2210

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 27 Mar

£14–£18 / 02392 828282

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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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 14 Mar

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 21 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 12 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

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Tiny Tales

Different tales every time, followed by a creative play session. Ages 6 months to 2 years.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Little Lost Dinosaur

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 21 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

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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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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

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 3 Apr

£15 / 08441 717620

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The Worm-An Underground Adventure

Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world’s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. With laugh out loud songs…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 9 Apr

Adult: £6.50, Concession : £4.50, Children: £4.50 / 01383 602302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Dundee Rep

Tue 7 Apr

Adult: £7, Concession : £6, Children: £4 / 01382 223530

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Glasgow

Fri 10 Apr

£3 / 0141 931 5083

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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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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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

  • Written by: Nicole Lewis

Les Petits Theatre Company and Greenwich Theatre present the tale of young Flinn who finds a pirate in his cupboard – and embarks on a swashbuckling adventure!

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Wed 15 Apr

£13 / 01256 844244

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 25 Apr

£13.50–£15.60 / 01422 351158

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Wed 8 Apr

Courtyard Theatre

£8.50 / 0113 213 7700

Thu 9 Apr

Courtyard Theatre

£8.50 / 0113 213 7700

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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

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

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £8.50) / 01206 573948

  • 11:00 Stick Man Mercury Theatre, Colchester

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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

Little Red Riding Hood: Young Minds Production

Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny's colourful adaptation of the classic children's tale, with original songs by Steven Markwick.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Wed 1 Apr

£6.50 / 01708 443333

Thu 2 Apr

£6.50 / 01708 443333

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

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar

Studio

£15 / 0844 871 7646

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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

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 1 Mar

Lomond Auditorium

£10.50–£12.50 / 0141 248 3000

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

  • Written by: John Boyne (book)

New production based on the tragic novel about the eight-year-old son of a German commandant at a concentration camp who befriends a Jewish boy held prisoner there.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Thu 19 Mar

£10–£20 / 0115 989 5555

Flying The Nest

A family-friendly puppet theatre production which tells the story of native bird characters.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Wed 29 Apr

£5 / 01902 321321

The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tasty Tales

Three yummy yarns served with puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Ages 3–8.

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Sat 28 Mar

£8 / 08456 128128

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Thu 2 Apr

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

Fri 3 Apr

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

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

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Pitschi, The Kitten with Dreams

  • 3 stars

The tale of a kitten that wished she was something other than a kitten.

Dundee Rep

Thu 9 Apr

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01382 223530

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£7 (£6; Children £4) / 01382 223530

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed 8 Apr

£4 / 01900 826448

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 16 May

£7.75 (Children £7) / 0844 406 8666

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Scottish Tattoo Convention

Body art lovers of the world unite and take over. Attracting artists from across the globe to get their jaggy paintbrushes all over your body, there's also music, burlesque, competitions, merch and the chance to just mingle with other lovers of the art.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Mar

£20 per day; £30 for a weekend ticket / 0131 477 3500

Sun 29 Mar

£20 per day; £30 for a weekend ticket / 0131 477 3500

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Platform, Glasgow

Wed 18 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9696

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 24 May

£12.65–£14.06 / 01424 229111

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Backstage Tour

Take a tour through the theatre and learn about the venues past. Hear about the famous actors and actresses who have walked the stage and keep an eye out for the ghost of the famous illusionist Sigmund Neuberger, aka The Great Lafayette, who died in the fire at the Empire Palace Theatre, as it was previously known, in 1911.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 7 Mar

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Apr

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 6 Jun

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Jul

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

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