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Family Friendly Theatre in Bristol this Summer

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The summer holidays are nearly here! Get ready with these top family friendly theatre picks

Bristol is renowned for having one of the best theatre scenes in the country, and the summer holidays are the perfect time to get your fill. So this year why not take your kids on an imaginative and empathy-developing adventure by bringing them along to a live piece of storytelling!

DragonBird at Tobacco Factory Theatres

For the really little ones, take them along to one of DragonBird Theatre’s shows at the Tobacco Factory this year. The performances are all about imagination: expect a short story presented by the company, followed by a session facilitated by the performers in which the audience create their own adventures. The set and props are homemade by the company and the show presented in a delightfully informal setting.

Tickets are just £4, the shows run for 45 minutes and they are aimed at 0-5 year olds as well as their accompanying grown ups. Further details and tickets are available from the Tobacco Factory.

Horrible Histories at Bristol Hippodrome 

The romping stage version of Terry Deary’s much-loved book series continues its tour of the UK at the Bristol Hippodrome. Combining factual learning with entertainment, laughs, and delightfully gruesome truths, it’s sure to be a draw for the whole family. Two shows from the series are on offer: Terrible Tudors delves into the fifteen century, whilst Awful Egyptians journeys back deeper into the past. Both shows feature live performers as well as stunning 3D special effects, so don’t miss the chance to dig up the past in style.

Horrible Histories are on at the Bristol Hippodrome from 24 to 27 July 2019. Tickets from £14.95; head to their website for these and further information on either Terrible Tudors or Awful Egyptians.

The Lion King at Bristol Hippodrome 

Disney’s smash-hit production is going on tour, starting at our very own Bristol Hippodrome. With puppets, music, masks and stellar performances across the board, as well as the classic story at its heart, it’s not a case of whether you should see it, but when. With over forty performers on stage it’s a spectacle for all the senses, and with an age guidance of six and up, it’s one for the whole family. The show isn’t on until September, but you’ll need to book fast to secure your seats!

The Lion King is on a the Bristol Hippodrome from 7 September to 23 November. Tickets available from the ATG website.

Luna at The Wardrobe Theatre 

To mark fifty years since the Moon landing, Roustabout Theatre have created this delightful new piece on at The Wardrobe Theatre. Luna tells the story of the great voyage of 20 July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took those famous steps. Using music and puppetry, and directed by renowned local theatremaker Toby Hulse, this show is one to keep firmly on your radar. The show is suitable for everyone aged 7+.

Luna is on at The Wardrobe Theatre on 20 July at 12pm and 3pm. Tickets from £8 available online.