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Theatre and Special Events in Tameside

Family Theatre Programme
We aim to provide a balanced and professional family arts and theatre programme. We generally use our galleries, libraries and community spaces to host our theatre programme.

We also want to make the performances as relaxed as possible; however, some of the shows may contain flashing lights and/or loud noises. We are working to increase the spaces we use, however some may not have the best access depending upon the venue.

We will include venue and show accessibility information with all of our performances. We are happy to discuss any specific needs, the accessibility of our performances and any adjustments that may be required.

Theatre in the Parks Programme
Our outdoor summer theatre series traditionally runs in a variety of urban parks across the borough. These parks generally have excellent access and facilities. We try to ensure these events are only held in parks with accessible welfare facilities. Our contact number is on all of our promotional material and our staff are happy to discuss any specific needs, the accessibility of our performances and any adjustments that may be required.


2022 Special Events

Theatre in the Parks has been designated smoke free since 2018.
85% of people believe smoking in front of children and young people sets a bad example, around 80% of Greater Manchester residents support smokefree outdoor spaces with 95% supporting smokefree spaces specifically for children and young people. Many events organisers have listened to what residents want and are taking the step to make their events smokefree.

 

Grandad Anansi

Sunday 16th October 2022
Live performances


Anansi

 

Half Moon and Z-arts present Grandad Anansi by Elayne Ogbeta for ages 4-9.

An uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.

Abi and her Grandad tell each other Anansi folktales. They play games as they work together in the garden among the beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. As they plant memories, they share secrets and develop a bond that nothing can break. Grandad is as smart and mischievous as the wily Anansi legend. Can he find a way to tell his granddaughter about his plans to return to Jamaica, his beloved homeland? 

Join our intrepid characters in this humorous and heartfelt inter-generational adventure, as they step into the unexpected. With evocative live music, Grandad Anansi is an uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.  

Written by children’s author Elayne Ogbeta, Grandad Anansi is a Half Moon and Z-arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s award-winning venue for children and families.  

Grandad Anansi is touring the UK celebrating Black History Month. 

Performances last 40 minutes, no interval. 

This performance is supported by Big Imaginations a network of 23 arts organisations, dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the north and beyond.

Big Imaginations
 
Suitable for ages 4-9 and their grown-ups
Showtime 11.30am and 2.30pm

The Market Hall, Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2B
Tickets £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).*
Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144
 

When Another Dragon Roars

Monday 24th October 2022
Live performances

Dragon


Presented by Altered Scale Theatre and Petite Ullaloom for ages 5+ and their families.

Mum and Alfie are going camping – to get away from everything. To have some quality time together.

Alfie finds it hard to talk about his feelings. His Mum does too.

They share stories about Dragons! Scary ones, sulky ones, even angry ones - and they discover that their emotions, just like Dragons, are tricky beasts. Sometimes they need to be tamed, and sometimes, they need to be released.

When Another Dragon Roars Fuses Altered Scale Theatre’s outstanding puppetry with Petite Ullaloom’s distinctive storytelling, promising a memorable experience for children and adults alike.

It’s a story of a mum and boy learning emotional resilience and how stories help us figure out a complicated world

Directed by Kevin Dyer Devised by Lucy Fiori and Austin Mitchel-Hewitt

Age Guide: 5 + and family groups

Performances last 45 minutes, no interval. 

This performance is supported by Big Imaginations a network of 23 arts organisations, dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the north and beyond.

Big Imaginations
 
Suitable for ages 5+ and their grown-ups
Showtime 11.30am and 2.30pm

The Market Hall, Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2B
Tickets £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).*
Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144