The fourth national Family Arts Festival takes place throughout October 2016 with thousands of eye-boggling events for all the family taking place up and down the country. All are designed to get families to be creative together.
At Norwich Theatre Royal, there are activities lined up over three days from October 26 to 28. On Wednesday October 26, from 10.30am to 11.30am, there will be a fun pirate-themed Family Workshop with activity sessions for children and their parents, grandparents or carers. The workshop will build on children’s imaginations with lots of rhyme, rhythm and movement as they ‘sail the high seas as pirates looking for treasure’. The recommended age for children attending this workshop is three to seven.
Then on Thursday, October 27, from 10am to 12pm, there will be a Storytelling Workshop exploring the world of Beauty and the Beast in a fun, interactive session for all the family, creating a new piece of theatre together and exploring different ways to create and share stories. The workshop also includes a craft activity. The recommended age for children attending this workshop is eight to 13.
Wrapping up the activities on Friday, October 28, are two sessions, from 10am to 11am or from 11.30am to 12.30pm, for a Panto Workshop. Families will learn about the tradition of pantomime in advance of the Theatre Royal’s own performances of Jack and the Beanstalk which run over the Christmas period from December 13, 2016, to January 15, 2017. The sessions will include exploration of the costumes, comedy and characters of pantomime and the recommended age for children attending this workshop is six to 12.
The sessions will take place in the theatre’s new Learning and Participation Centre, Stage Two. The cost for each workshop is £3 per child with one free accompanying adult per child and places can be booked through the Box Office.