Fun with Norwich Theatre this February half term

Fun with Norwich Theatre this February half term

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Norwich Theatre has announced its programme of creative and fun activities for the February half term (Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb). The week is jam-packed with events to get you moving, making, acting and imagining.

To complement the Norwich Science Festival, we are exploring the science of creativity with a number of free drop-in activities during the week. Come and experiment with colour mixing, creative writing and making music. Don’t forget to complete the formula sheet by attending pre-booked, or free drop-in sessions and find out how these elements work together to create the perfect great theatre!

Where is all the fun happening?

Norwich Theatre covers three stages in the city: Norwich Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two and all are getting involved. As the city celebrates its annual Norwich Science Festival, Norwich Theatre is excited to be joining in and exploring science through creativity!

Fun with Norwich Theatre this February half term

Theatre of Possibility – Holiday Programme

During the week, Norwich Theatre will also be running its Theatre of Possibility – Holiday Programme. Specifically for autistic children, this half-term holiday programme will guide participants through playful drama games and group exercises, resulting in a final piece of creative work that explores their questions, opinions and hopes for the future.

Date: 13 Feb – 16 Feb
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Three
Age recommendation: 12-17 years
Ticket price: £80 per child

Bookable Workshops for children at Norwich Theatre Royal

Across the week, all the one-off sessions are priced at just £5 per childwith free adult spaces in sessions for the whole family.

Tuesday 14th February 2023

If you have a budding performer on your hands, why not join the Acting and PerformingImagination Walk is suitable for children aged three months to five years and will see you and your little ones go on an imaginative walk through woodland while staying warm and dry inside! This session will draw inspiration from much-loved children’s books.

Discover fun improvisation techniques in Role Play, explore directing, acting and costuming a scene of your own in this playful drama and play session for the whole family. This session is suitable for children aged 6-11 with their grownups.

Older children won’t miss out on the acting bug with Improvisation Station. Young people aged 12-16 will have the opportunity to work on their improvisation, comedy and performance skills whilst having fun. By the end of the session, they will feel more confident in creating humorous characters.

Sensory Stories for SEND is a creative session designed specifically for disabled and neurodiverse young people aged 7-11 and their parents and carers. Using lots of sensory materials, you will be guided through imagination and sensory play.

Acting and Performing: Imagination Walk
Date: 14 Feb
Time: 10am – 11am
Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal – Long Bar
Age recommendation: 3months – 5 years with grown-ups
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Acting and Performing: Improvisation Station
Date: 14 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal – Long Bar
Age recommendation: 12-16 years
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Acting and Performing: Role Play
Date:
14 Feb
Time:
11.15am – 12.15pm
Venue:
Norwich Theatre Royal – Long Bar
Age recommendation:
6-11 years with grown-ups
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Sensory Stories for SEND
Date: 14 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Two
Age recommendation: 7-11 years with grown-ups
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free


Wednesday 15th February 2023

Family Story Makers is an interactive session dedicated to storytime. It uses physical theatre, movement and non-verbal creative play exercises to bring stories to life. This workshop is perfect for children aged 2-4 years and their grownup. 

In Dr. Brainstorm’s Secret Formula to Save the World (15 Feb), your child’s writing and creativity might just save the world! As one of Dr Brainstorm’s assistants, they will have to use their imagination to come up with the rest of the formula to save the planet. This writing and devising workshop is perfect for children aged 6-11.

Family Story Makers
Date: 15 Feb
Time: 9am – 10am
Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal – Long Bar
Age recommendation: 2-4 years with grown-ups
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Writing and Devising: Dr. Brainstorm’s Secret Formula to Save the World
Date: 15 Feb
Time: 11.15am – 12.15am
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Two
Age recommendation: 6-11 years
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free


Thursday 16th February 2023

If crafting is up your family’s street, come along to the Designing and Making: Crafty Babies will see you and your little ones experiment with colour and mark-making using a range of materials. Leave with an original piece of art – perhaps one for the fridge door! Crafty Babies is for children aged 0-5 years old and their grownup.

Explore the art of costume design in the Costume Factory. Using a range of recycled clothing and unconventional materials – step into the world of a costume designer. This is a fast-paced workshop, which will see you take home your own wearable art. This session is perfect for those aged 6-11 years.

Designing and Making: Crafty Babies
Date: 16 Feb
Time: 10am – 11am
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Two
Age recommendation: 0-5 years with grown-ups
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Designing and Making: Costume Factory
Date: 16 Feb
Time: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal – Long Bar
Age recommendation: 6-11 years
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free


Friday 17th February 2023

Music and Dance: Mini Dance Lab for children aged 8-11 is a high-energy, fun and accessible introduction to a variety of dance styles inspired by some amazing shows. No dance experience is necessary to take part. 

Movement and Physical Theatre explores physical theatre, a unique blend of choreography, gymnastics and performance that world-famous theatre companies use. This fast-paced workshop will result in an original piece of physical theatre. This session is suitable for children aged 11-16 and promises to be fun.

Music and Dance: Mini Dance Lab
Date: 17 Feb
Time: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Two
Age recommendation: 11-16 years
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Music and Dance: Movement and Physical Theatre
Date: 17 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Norwich Theatre Stage Two – Studio Two
Age recommendation: 8-11 years
Ticket price: £5 per child, adults go free

Booking essential: norwichtheatre.org or call the box office on 01603 630000.

Norwich Theatre Cafe Royal

Café Royal

Café Royal is open six days a week (closed Sundays) to meet friends or relax after a workshop. The café will offer a free cookie with every children’s hot chocolate or Fruit Shoot during the half-term week. Don’t forget to stamp your loyalty card to get your tenth drink free.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to check out the fun with Norwich Theatre this half term.

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