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.

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+

Friday 11 May

Eye of the shoal

Explore the wondrous world of fish with Helen Scales

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Saturday 16 June

The infinite lives of Maisie Day

Author Christopher Edge and the Ri demos team explore the The Infinite lives of Maisie Day.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 13 July

Mark Thompson's spectacular science

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson takes us on a journey through the most spectacular science.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 27 July

Lighting the way: The spectacular science of light

Join Natasha Simons, exploring the electrifying and occasionally explosive science all about light the light.

When:

6:00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 10 August

-196°C: The liquid nitrogen show

Explores the cool and unusual world of Liquid Nitrogen.

When:

6:00pm to 7:15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 24 August

Sci-Tunes

With biological beats, funky physics and rockin' geology, Sci-Tunes with Jonny Berliner is a fun-packed, song-studded, demo-tastic celebration of science that will have you laughing and learning in equal measure!

When:

6:00pm to 7:15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+