Whether it's their first unforgettable trip to the theatre or they're already mini theatre veterans - let's get the kids enjoying live theatre this year!

The Hippodrome is bursting at the seams with family events. Let's get on with the show!

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Tues 3 - Wed 4 August 2021

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for this very special production of Horrible Histories live on stage! Learn more about Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

In the Night Garden

Sat 7 - Sun 8 August 2021

Your little ones will be amazed! You'll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. Learn more about In the Night Garden

Stick Man

Fri 10 - Sun 12 September 2021

Packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish' Time Out Critics’ Choice. Learn more about Stick Man

Justin Live

Sun 19 September 2021

A fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, lot's of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun! Learn more about Justin Live

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Fri 8 - Sun 10 October 2021

Spectacular puppets are brought to life in this fantastic new interactive show for all the family. Come face-to-face with some of the most magnificent monsters to ever walk the earth. Learn more about Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dear Zoo

Sat 13 - Sun 14 November 2021

With lots of laughs and audience interaction, Dear Zoo is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children. Learn more about Dear Zoo


Fri 10 - Fri 31 December 2021

You shall go to the ball this Christmas with our spectacular family pantomime.

Packed with all of the traditional panto ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Learn more about Cinderella