The Boo

The Boo
679 Bacup Road, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 7HB
  • Telephone 01706 220241
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5 More Minutes

When Moon and Stars are shining in your eyes, Then I will sing to you a lullaby, The day is over now it’s time for bed, But with five More Minutes we can play instead. Brought to us by Travelled Companions, 5 More Minutes is a funny and magical show about bedtime for children and their grown-ups, in which we’ll explore…

Sun 2 Apr

Aleena's Garden

Aleena’s Garden is an interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for early years (0 – 3 years old) and their grown ups. Underneath the canopy of Aleena's tree, the young audience will be led on an exciting journey through the natural world with lights, colour, touch, original music and Makaton sign language.

Sun 28 May

Baby Explorers

Drop in to The Boo with your babies and toddlers this spring/summer for a series of creative play sessions. There will be plenty of opportunity for you and your little ones to socialise and interact with other families, enjoy guided sensory play and spend time together in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Our café…

Tue 4 Apr

£4 / 01706 220241

Tue 2 May

£4 / 01706 220241

Tue 6 Jun

£4 / 01706 220241

Tue 4 Jul

£4 / 01706 220241

Bamboozle Band (Free)

BamBOOzle Band will be making a vibrant revival for this year’s Puppet Festival Parade. Open to any age and any ability. If you play an instrument, bring it along! If not, we have plenty of percussion for you to experiment with and join in the fun. We’ll be working towards a performance at our annual Puppet Festival…

Tue 20 Jun

Free / 01706 220241

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • 3 stars
  • 2005
  • US/UK
  • 115 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

Excellent and faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic 1964 book. Bizarre and beautiful to look at, this is Burton at the top of his game.

Sat 6 May

Continental Film Night

Join us for an evening of continental films - the 1920’s French silent movie ‘Ménilmontant’, with murder, jealousy, love and seduction; and the two 1920s German animations Cinderella and The Death-Feigning Chinaman created by pioneer animator Lottie Reiniger. Musician Otto Smart, along with a selection of other…

Sat 8 Jul

£3–£4 / 01706 220241

The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio

Lyngo Theatre presents The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio. One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and…

Sun 9 Apr

Family Dance Party

Mr Wilson's Second Liners are a fun and dynamic jazz band sure to have everyone dancing. Join us at The Boo for a spring celebration, we’ll have tasty food and drinks at our café throughout the day and free craft activities to do in between your boogieing around the building. Age: All the family. Tickets…

Sat 22 Apr

£6 / 01706 220241

Fantastic Mr Fox

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Anderson's inspired choice of stop-motion animation pays off in this beautiful and idiosyncratic adaptation of the well-loved children's tale. While kids may enjoy it, Anderson's typically arch humour is aimed more at their parents, who will also be impressed by the star-studded voice cast – Bill Murray as a badger lawyer…

Sat 1 Apr

£4 / 01706 220241

The Girl And The Giraffe

*Half Moon Theatre presents a Floods of Ink production * One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with…Giraffe! As their friendship grows, Girl discovers…

Golty Farabeau & Ruff Trade

Seychellois Reggae superstar, Golty Farabeau, teams up with Ruff Trade, the UK’s youngest Reggae sensation to bring an evening full of sunshine to The Boo! Golty, an established artist in the Seychelles with nine CDs to his name, has represented his country at industry music showcases all over the world. He sings in…

Sat 20 May

£6–£8 / 01706 220241

Happily Ever After

The queen is fed up.Her lazy son needs to grow up, get married and become king. She invites all theprincesses in the land to find him a bride, but he isn’t impressed by any ofthem. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother… Happily Ever After is a hilarious, wordless show from Action Transport Theatre…

Sun 11 Jun

£8 / 01706 220241

The Headless Woman And Other Delights

"The Headless Woman and other Delights” is a multi-media storytelling show that jumps and leaps across a known and unknown country, drawing stories from the places where landscape and imagination meet. Some are old, having jostled their way down generations, whilst others are first person current experiences that live in…

Sat 24 Jun

Jigdoll

JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. JigDoll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes…

Tue 2 May

£8–£10 / 01706 220241

Junior Puppet Performers (For Ages 8-11)

Come along and star in our annual Puppet Festival alongside critically acclaimed theatre companies, performers, musicians and makers! This summer we’re giving children and young people the chance to create a short piece of ensemble theatre in typical Horse + Bamboo style to perform at our annual summer Puppet Festival.

Mon 5 Jun

Much Ado About Puffin

On a small island… In the middle of the big sea… A man meets a bird… Join The Open Attic Theatre Compay as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing. Using skilful puppetry, beautiful music, and good old…

Sun 30 Apr

£8 / 01706 220241

One Little Word

Brought to us by M6 Theatre Company, One Little Word tells a beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play. We meet two characters who play together – exploring a new space, new objects, dressing up and taking turns - but struggles arise when one of them wants to be the…

Sun 14 May

Open Day

Take a behind the scenes peak at what we do here at The Boo. There will be puppet and mask making demonstrations for adults and a chance to have a go at some of the techniques we use. There will be plenty of hands on making activities for children. You will have an opportunity to look at how we make animations; operate…

Sat 17 Jun

Revolting Rhymes

  • PG

To end our quartet of Dahl films, we have ‘Revolting Rhymes’. No nursery rhyme is quite as it seems when Roald Dahl has re-written it. Hungry wolves would be advised to watch their step when Little Red Riding Hood is about and, as for Cinderella's prince, well, let's just hope he keeps his head… Our café will be…

Sat 3 Jun

£4 / 01706 220241

Summer School: Fantastic Mr Fox (5-7 Years)

He’s cunning, sly and fearless. That’s what makes him so fantastic. But when three foul and filthy farmers want their way, they get it. Can good out way evil? Join us this summer to find out as we make and re-create this Roald Dahl classic in true Horse + Bamboo style. With plenty of games, makes, music, masks and…

Mon 31 Jul

Summer School: Fantastic Mr Fox (5-7 Years) Balance 80%

He’s cunning, sly and fearless. That’s what makes him so fantastic. But when three foul and filthy farmers want their way, they get it. Can good out way evil? Join us this summer to find out as we make and re-create this Roald Dahl classic in true Horse + Bamboo style. With plenty of games, makes, music, masks and…

Summer School: Fantastic Mr Fox (5-7 Years) Full Payment

He’s cunning, sly and fearless. That’s what makes him so fantastic. But when three foul and filthy farmers want their way, they get it. Can good out way evil? Join us this summer to find out as we make and re-create this Roald Dahl classic in true Horse + Bamboo style. With plenty of games, makes, music, masks and…

Summer School - Revolting Rhymes (8-11Yrs)

The wolf eats Little Red, the Giant chases Jack and Snow White lives with seven dwarfs…right? Join us this summer as we make and re-create a selection of famous fairy-tales, with a torturously terrible twist. Created in true Horse + Bamboo style, with plenty of music, masks, puppets and hands-on makes it’s sure to be a…

Mon 14 Aug

Summer School - Revolting Rhymes (8-11Yrs) Balance 80%

The wolf eats Little Red, the Giant chases Jack and Snow White lives with seven dwarfs…right? Join us this summer as we make and re-create a selection of famous fairy-tales, with a torturously terrible twist. Created in true Horse + Bamboo style, with plenty of music, masks, puppets and hands-on makes it’s sure to be a…

Summer School - Revolting Rhymes (8-11Yrs) Full Payment

The wolf eats Little Red, the Giant chases Jack and Snow White lives with seven dwarfs…right? Join us this summer as we make and re-create a selection of famous fairy-tales, with a torturously terrible twist. Created in true Horse + Bamboo style, with plenty of music, masks, puppets and hands-on makes it’s sure to be a…

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps down to the boardwalk every night to shuffle and stomp to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home since her evil Aunty banned it. But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a…

Wed 5 Apr

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