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.

Friday 13 March

Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain

Bobby Seagull will be here exploring the exciting scientific stories covered in the new series of their BBC TV programme ‘Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain’.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 13+

Saturday 12 September

Bang on! The surprising real science of fireworks (matinee)

Join professional pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh as he lifts the lid on the serious science behind the effects that wow audiences all over the world.

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Bang on! The surprising real science of fireworks

Join professional pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh as he lifts the lid on the serious science behind the effects that wow audiences all over the world.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Sunday 13 September

Bang on! The surprising real science of fireworks (matinee)

Join professional pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh as he lifts the lid on the serious science behind the effects that wow audiences all over the world.

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Saturday 18 April

CANCELLED For Your Inspiration: The ABCs of intensive care

Explore the world of medicine with this hands-on event for teenagers.

When:

2.00pm to 5.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 13+

Sunday 24 May

The Lonsdale Project

A crystallographic comedy about pioneering chemist Kathleen Lonsdale’s explorations into benzene, belief, and building a better world

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks, Schools

Audience:

Ages 11+

Monday 25 May

The Lonsdale Project (matinee)

A crystallographic comedy about pioneering chemist Kathleen Lonsdale’s explorations into benzene, belief, and building a better world

When:

2.00pm to 3.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 11+

The Lonsdale Project

A crystallographic comedy about pioneering chemist Kathleen Lonsdale’s explorations into benzene, belief, and building a better world

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 11+