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

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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 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+

Sunday 02 September

Engineering at the speed of light

Anita Sengupta will reveal what it's like to be an aerospace engineer who works at the extremes of her field.

When:

2.30pm to 4.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Saturday 13 October

Marty Jopson's invisible worlds

Join the BBC One Show's resident scientist Marty Jopson, for a spectacular look at life under the microscope.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Saturday 03 November

Black magic: the extraordinary history of coal

Andrew Szydlo explores the chemistry of coal in this demonstration filled spectacular.

When:

6.00pm to 7.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 16 November

Maths, magic & mystery

Join Rob Eastaway for a night of puzzling, peculiar maths!

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Tuesday 18 December

Dr Karl's Christmas Crackers

Join Dr Karl for a festive frolic through the science of christmas

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+