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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Discover a variety of interactive and exciting events in our theatre, specifically for families and young adult audiences.

These talks are brought to life with live experiments and hands-on demonstrations, covering a wide range of topics from the science of fireworks, to the mathematics of winning games, to the power of electricity.

While these talks are designed with a younger audience in mind, all ages are welcome to attend and have their curiosity sparked.

Saturday 22 June

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Following his very popular talk at the Ri last year, award-winning author Christopher Edge is back!

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 22 July

Into space with Kevin Fong

2015 Christmas Lecturer Kevin Fong returns to the Ri to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Tuesday 23 July

Are you bug body ready? How to survive parasites and insects

James Logan will reveal the lives of the bugs we encounter when on holiday.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 06 August

The Wonderstruck rocket show

Join Wonderstruck's Peter Wright to find out, on a journey from Ancient China to modern space tourism.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 23 August

Feel the power matinee

Join the Ri's Dan Plane to witness some of the earliest demos that ever showed how electricity can be used and harnessed, developed by two of the Royal Institution’s most famous scientists Faraday and Davy.

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Feel the power evening

Join the Ri's Dan Plane to witness some of the earliest demos that ever showed how electricity can be used and harnessed, developed by two of the Royal Institution’s most famous scientists Faraday and Davy.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+