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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We put on a number of fun events each year in our theatre specifically designed for family groups and a teenage / young adult audience. These talks are brought to life with demonstrations and audience interaction, covering a wide range of  topics from the science of fireworks to the mathematics of winning games. Whilst these talks are designed with a younger audience in mind, everyone is welcome to attend and will enjoy these shows!

Below is the autumn events programme; the spring programme will be launched in late November, stay tuned!

Sunday 14 April

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Braving the elements (evening)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 15 April

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Saturday 08 June

The kitchen science cookbook

Michelle Dickinson takes us on action-packed kitchen adventure with catapults, explosions, eruptions and more

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

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 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+