Family theatre talks

Spectacular shows for families and young adults, all year round.

  • Christmas Lecturer Saiful Islam explores the energy in food

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson

More information

We put on a number of fun events each year in our theatre specifically designed for family groups and a teenage / young adult audience. These talks are brought to life with demonstrations and audience interaction, covering a wide range of  topics from the science of fireworks to the mathematics of winning games. Whilst these talks are designed with a younger audience in mind, everyone is welcome to attend and will enjoy these shows!

Click the links below for more info on upcoming events, and to book tickets.

Friday 19 January

The puzzling paradoxes of modern physics

Physicist Felix Flicker baffles our brains with puzzling paradoxes

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Friday 02 February

Jurassic Britain: Rediscovering dinosaurs and ichthyosaurs

Palaeontologist Dean Lomax takes us on a journey back to the amazing finds that sparked the original dinomania in the 1800s.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Sunday 11 March

Recipes for wonder

Join Alom Shaha for a wondrous afternoon of hands-on science that your family can do together at home!

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops, Talks

Monday 09 April

Energy live!

Join Dan Plane for an explosive talk all about energy

When:

2.30pm to 3.45pm and 6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops, Talks

Saturday 28 April

Bakineering in space

Join former Bake Off contestant Andrew Smyth to explore the surprising links between baking and space engineering

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+