FAMILY DAYS

DIWALI FAMILY DAY

Sat 16 Oct, 11am - 3pm

Our Family Days include a range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Alongside the fantastic family productions on our theatre stage, there will be a whole host of free, fun and family friendly entertainment to make your visit even more enjoyable.


We are delighted to be partnering with An Indian Summer to offer another
exciting Diwali Family Day on Sat 14 Oct, 11am – 3pm.

Get your celebrations off to a vibrant start with two Diwali productions for children – The Magic Fish and Ramayana – plus a family dance workshop, building tours, live music and dance, mehndi and crafts – plus much more!

 

THE MAGIC FISH

10.30AM & 2.30PM

TICKETS £8*

Vishnu, one of India’s shape-shifting Supergods, wakes up after sleeping for thousands of years to
find a greedy demon called No-Knowledge has
taken earth’s most precious treasures for himself.Enlisting the help of King Manu to save the essentials for life, Vishnu changes his form to something quite unexpected! In this interactive performance, boys and girls are invited to join King Manu’s adventure in a new production to enchant all children.

Recommended for ages 5 – 9 yrs

RAMAYANA

11AM & 1.30PM

TICKETS £6*

Hanuman, the honourable Monkey King, tells this exciting epic with your help; following Prince Rama and his beautiful wife Sita, through an interactive story of love conquering evil.

Experience this thrilling journey and celebrate light defeating darkness. Stay with us for Deity finger puppet making after the show, so you can create your own Diwali stories at home.

Recommended for ages 5+

INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY

Sat 28 Oct, 11am - 5pm

Curve will be celebrating the work of leading and emerging East Midlands’ artists this October for the fourth annual Inside Out Festival. With over 15,000 people visiting and taking part in Inside Out over the past three years, this year’s festival promises to be even bigger and better than ever.

This year’s event will feature a diverse range of performances, workshops and events, including a celebration of Street Theatre on Sat 28 Oct. Join us for a variety of free, fun and eclectic performances in our Foyer from East Midlands theatre-makers, including Enter EdemHubbub Theatre Company, Turned On Its Head, Maison Foo and The Gramophones. Read on to find out more! 

 

The Gramophones
TARZANNA
Sat 28 Oct, 1.30pm & 5pm

Age guidance: 4 – 8 yrs and their families

Tarzanna is a playful aerial theatre show for all the family to enjoy. Watch the performers literally climb, jump and swing through the air.

After a row with her mum, Anna hides in the garden, intent on spending the night outside in her tree house. Follow her amazing journey as she is transported to the Rain Forest, discovers wonders she’s never seen before. Wild creatures appear and dance before her as Anna swings through the jungle of her dreams. But when her new home is put in danger, can she become Tarzanna and save her new found friends?

 

Enter Edem
TAO TALES: THE CONJURER AND THE MOON
Sat 28 Oct, throughout the day

Age guidance: 6+

Enter Edem bring a taste of Tao Tales: The Conjurer and the Moon with arts and puppetry activities! Beautiful characters tell a story from the Orient through live music and giant puppets, with spectacular stilted and juggling parades.

Come and have your face painted, create shadow puppetry shows and Origami paper birds to take away the magic.

 

— SOLD OUT —
Turned On Its Head
SPONGE PLAY
Sat 28 Oct, 11am & 2.15pm

Age guidance: All the family

Sponge Play is Turned On Its Head’s immersive, multi-sensory extravaganza.

Liz and Oksana create a special time for families using hundreds of colourful, squishy sponges and other everyday items you can find at home. They invite you to dance, play and be creative. You’ll never look at a sponge the same way again!

Their dance workshop is touring the East Midlands after winning The Big Lottery’s People’s Project earlier this year. Get a sneak peek of the show here.

 

Hubbub Theatre
VILLAGE GREEN ANTICS
Sat 28 Oct, throughout the day

Hubbub Theatre Company bring you a taste of their outdoor show Village Green Antics at Inside Out festival. First performed at the closing of the Paralympic Celebration in Derby in 2012, they’ll be offering you a chance to promenade in their Pedal Powered Vehicle, join in the egg and spoon race, or just enjoy the company of their colourful characters!

We look forwarding to meeting you on the Village Green.

 

Maison Foo
PERSON BIRDS

Sat 28 Oct, 12.30pm & 2.45pm

Age guidance: All the family

These are no ordinary birds and this is no ordinary bird show, these are the person birds…

Maison Foo’s wonderfully ridiculous street theatre show combines traditions of bird display shows with the madness of live science experiments. Hilarious and surreal life size birds with a Foo twist, they are half bird, half human!