Family theatre talks

Spectacular shows for families and young adults, all year round.

  • A scientist ignites a balloon filled with flammable gas, causing a fireball.

    Stimulating science for all the family

    Credit: Ri

More information

We are delighted to be welcoming families back into our building for an exciting programme of science shows. Things will be a little different to the last time you came to the Ri of course, so please read all this information before booking your tickets.

Events for ages 7+ are designed with the whole family in mind: adults and children, with primary school aged children in particular. Events for ages 13+ are designed with teenagers and young people in mind, but adults and younger children are welcome to attend too.

As with all our theatre events, Children under 12 must be with an accompanying adult. Children aged 12 and over who attend without an adult will not be directly supervised, and will be allowed to leave at the end of the show. By booking tickets for children aged over 12 without adults, you are confirming you are happy with these conditions.

The safety of our guests and staff is always our main priority, and so we are still keeping some COVID-19 safety measures in place this summer. To keep everyone safe, we are:

  • Asking everyone to wear a face covering when in the building and seated in the theatre, unless you are exempt or a child under 11
  • Running an enhanced cleaning schedule, and providing sanitation points throughout the building
  • Asking people to maintain their distance from other people where possible
  • Operating at a lower capacity, to allow groups to sit socially distanced in the theatre

Limited on-the-door sales will be available, so please book ahead if plan to attend.

For more details on how we have made our building Covid-secure, please see here.

Friday 29 October

WiFi Wars 6.0 – family matinee show

Following their hit TV show ‘Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit’, the WiFi Wars team return due to popular demand for a family-friendly show.


2.00pm to 3.30pm, The Theatre / Online




Recommended for ages 7+

Saturday 13 November

Everything you know about dinosaurs is wrong!

Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again!


2.00pm to 3.00pm, Theatre Only


Family and young people, Talks