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Theatre and Special Events in Tameside

We are currently gearing up to relaunch our live theatre events during the 2021 Summer Holidays. 

The dates for indoor performances below are currently provisional and will be confirmed depending upon the latest government advice and guidance.


2021

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.
 

Theatre in the Parks 2021

Free family theatre, delivered in the heart of our local green spaces.  The 2021 outdoor theatre programme is designated “smoke free”.
 
Studies show that keeping smoking out of sight and de-normalising smoking behaviours around children and young people, can make them less likely to start smoking.

Changes to Theatre in the Parks for 2021

We have released a limited number of free tickets to each of the Theatre in the Park performances. Ticket holders will be able to access the priority seating area and will have the best view for the performances. In addition, there will be enough space within this area that people can maintain social distancing if they choose to do so.

Any unsold tickets will be available immediately before the performances on a first come first served basis.

People without a ticket are still able to attend a show but will not have access the priority seating area, therefore we cannot guarantee you a good position to watch or hear the performance.

*(updated 16/07/2021)

 

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Wednesday 28th July 2021
Live Outdoor Theatre



Folksy Theatre Presents…
Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is having problems with some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live music, puppetry and audience interaction, this wonderful family musical has something for everyone! Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family!

Showtimes
11.30am PRIORITY SEATING HAS SOLD OUT!
2.30pm PRIORITY SEATING SOLD OUT!
Victoria Park, Denton, M34 2AL

Tickets Free but limited*
Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144
 

The Lost Colour

Wednesday 4th August 2021
Live Outdoor Theatre



Half A String Presents…
The Lost Colour
Join Malcolm Brushell, professional painter and amateur alchemist, on his quest to find the pinky-est pink paint on the planet! Through cracking rocks, mashing every conceivable vegetable, and even bottling and fermenting his own cow’s wee, he has created every colour imaginable...except for that rascally illusive pink, but he won't give up! A colourful explosion of puppetry, music and comedy, join the race to create the most pigmented pink paint ever patented! The Lost Colour by award winning Half a String is the first show designed for The Puppet Van. Perfect for families with children aged 5+

Showtimes
11.30am PRIORITY SEATING HAS SOLD OUT!
2.30pm PRIORITY SEATING HAS SOLD OUT
Hyde Park, Hyde, SK14 4JX
Tickets Free but limited*

Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144
 

The Town Band of Bremen

Wednesday 11th August 2021
Live Outdoor Theatre


 
The Fabularium Presents…
The Town Band of Bremmen
The Town Band of Bremen follows the classic German tale of four farmyard animals; the donkey, the dog, the cat and the cockerel. Our story finds the animals at a loss when their beloved farmer has to let them go after the farm has been robbed and there isn’t enough money to feed them. They decide to put their musical talents to the test and set off to play the concert of their lives and win a music competition and bring the prize money home. What will they encounter on their journey to the famous city of Bremen?

Showtimes
11.30am GOOD AVAILABILITY!

2.30pm GOOD AVAILABILITY!
Hollingworth Primary School Playing Field, Spring St, Hollingworth, SK14 8NQ
Tickets Free but limited*

Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144
 

SEED

Wednesday 18th August 2021
Live Outdoor Theatre



Pif-Paf Theatre Presents…
SEED
A surprising and inspiring hitch-hike on the journey from small acorns to great oaks with a Rockabilly Tree-Planting Anarcho-Nomad. Join Wilford planting trees where he shouldn’t - living in his shed and on the run from his past and his arch-enemies, SLUGS, out to get him for his contraband seeds.
 
Intimate and explosive, this one man static street theatre show is full of captivating images, puppetry and giant inflatables.   With live and specially composed music, and  Pif-Paf’s trademark Heath Robinson meets Mad Max inventions, SEED journeys into the life of the young and ancient living beings that we walk under every day.
 
 
Showtimes
11.30am LESS THAN 10 TICKETS REMAINING!

2.30pm LESS THAN 30 TICKETS LEFT FOR PRIORITY SEATING!
Dukinfield Park, Dukinfield, SK16 4LG
Tickets Free but limited*

Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144
 

The Hare and the Moon

Wednesday 25th August 2021
Live Outdoor Theatre



The Fabularium Presents…
The Hare and the Moon
 ‘All is not well in the Tundra of Siberia when the Sun has disappeared from the sky! Plunged into darkness, the Arctic Animals band together to find and reclaim the Sun; but maybe the strongest and most brutish of creatures are not the ones who are best for the job. Maybe someone with long ears that is faster, smarter, and more agile is required for the task...

 Join The Fabularium Astronomers as they tell the tale of how Leapa the Arctic Hare, saved the realm from a villainous beast; a tale of a furry fearless female, who brought the light back to the day and also made the night sky glow!’

 The Fabularium return with a story all the way from Far East Asia! Expect to see new animal headpieces, new puppets, new original music, and for the first time ever - illuminations!

Showtimes
11.30am
PRIORITY SEATING HAS SOLD OUT!
2.30pm PRIORITY SEATING HAS SOLD OUT!
Ryecroft Hall Park, Audenshaw, M34 5ZJ
Tickets Free but limited*

Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc or call 0161 342 4144                                                                          

Special Events


Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever!

Tuesday October 26th 2021
Live performance


Presented by Dominic Berry

Big Imaginations regular and CBeebies 'Rhyme Rocket' poet Dommy B goes back on tour with 'Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever!', a fantastically fun show for children 5+ and their families.

Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever! is an engaging and hilarious show full of rhymes, silliness, and a lot of joining in, as the audience help Dommy B embark on his greatest challenge yet!

 Welcome to a normal, everyday primary school. The children here have the same worries as any children in any primary school would have... dealing with task-setting teachers, horrible homework, scary school bullies... plus, of course, magic-casting goblins and smelly dragons! How does anyone even just get safely through to the end of the day?

The audience will guide the action as Dommy B improvises around their suggestions, creating a whole fantastical world on stage with only his words and imagination. 

Dommy B's charming shows have toured around theatres, festivals and schools nationally and world-wide, delighting children and presenting them with lovable, accessible poetry.

Dommy B says, “I love performing kid’s shows because children make the best audiences! As well as loads of fun, I’m hoping to offer my audiences a really good experience of poetry, so that they’ll see that it’s not boring, or something that you’ve got to be a grown up to understand and enjoy. It’s something everyone can join in with, and most importantly have a great time listening to!”
 

Suitable for ages 5 plus and their grown-ups
Showtime 11.00am and 2.00pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
 Tickets £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).*

*Tickets will be available for this performance in early 2021 depending upon the relevant Covid-19 guidance…

Wilford’s Lockdown Garden


Lore
 

Presented by Pif-Paf Theatre Ltd

"LIVE from Wilford’s Lock Down Garden. Join Slug battler and Seed planter Wilford - reluctant star of the SEED show - and his only mate Napoleon the Chicken as they are holed up at a top secret destination trying to get some planting done and battling the Slugs as they try to get over the hedge. 

 Think Peter Rabbit meets Mad Max via Heath Robinson - live streamed especially for the people of Tameside"

A recording of the live stream of this show from 12th August is still available to watch via Pif-Paf Theatre’s facebook page

Click here to go to Pif-Paf Theatre’s Facebook page for the live stream.

 


Obby’s Juggling Workshops


Lore

Presented by Circus Sensible

Obbys’ Juggling Workshops- YouTube Stream
These workshops will go live on our YouTube channel on Wednesday 19th August at 10.00am
 
With two different workshops, one aimed at 5-8yrs, the other 8-13yrs plus an amazing master class performance from Circus Sensible’ s marvellous Obby. These workshops will inspire and amaze, they are easy to follow and in no time you can learn one of the oldest circus skills from your own home. Don’t worry if you can’t find 3 balls, you could always use balled up socks, that’s right socks.

If you want to know more about this show click here.

Click here to go to our YouTube channel, these brilliant workshops go live from 9.00am, 19th August 2020.


 

 

 

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