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 23 August

Feel the power science show (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 science show (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+

Sunday 01 September

How to be a science wizard (matinee)

American science TV presenter Jake shows us how anyone can be a science wizard!

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 18 October

Maths on the back of an envelope

Join Rob Eastaway for a night of puzzling, curious and magical maths!

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+