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.

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+

Thursday 10 October

An evening with Konnie Huq and Cookie

Join TV presenter Konnie Huq as she introduces you to her new novel Cookie!

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 18 October

Maths on the back of an envelope

Join Rob Eastaway as he takes an entertaining look at how to figure without a calculator

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Saturday 02 November

Andrew Szydlo's metal mayhem

Andrew Szydlo explores the chemistry of metals in the demo filled spectacular!

When:

6.00pm to 7.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 15 November

For Your Inspiration: the elements of success

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

When:

6.00pm to 9.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Sunday 24 November

That's non-sense!

Explore the weird and wonderful world of your senses.

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Thursday 19 December

Dr Karl's Christmas Crackers

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

When:

6.00pm to 7.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+