Theatre events

Spectacular shows for the whole family, all year round.

  • Credit: Paul Wilkinson


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.

Upcoming events

Saturday 25 February, 6pm 
How to measure the universe
Our Universe is, at the very least, 100 billion light years – or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 metres – across. But where does this number come from? How can we measure the distance to even the nearest star when we’ve never visited? And, at a time when cosmologists reckon our Universe may be just one of many in a giant multiverse, will we ever truly grasp the magnitude of what’s out there? Join us on a voyage into the farthest reaches of space and time. This talk is particularly suitable for ages 11+.

Monday 10 April, 2.30pm and 6pm
Explosive Food

See food in a new light. Find out about the incredible amount of energy contained in the food that goes in your mouth in this show packed with exciting chemistry and physics demonstrations. One of the Ri’s talented Science in Schools presenters will perform a matinee and evening performance of this deliciously interactive show. This show is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

Thursday 20 April, 6pm
The Tyrannosaur chronicles
Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, with its six ton weight and bone crushing bite, but how did the tyrannosaurs come to dominate their prehistoric world? Join palaeontologist Dr David Hone to find about the evolution, ecology and behaviour of this fascinating group of dinosaurs. This show is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

Visit our What's on pages for all our upcoming events.