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.

For Your Inspiration events run a three times a year, giving young people aged 13+ the opportunity to explore different areas of science and talk in person to people working in these fields. These events happen once per season, with each event having a focus on a different sciencific area. 

Friday 28 January

Giant fishing dinosaurs – uncovering the behaviour of Spinosaurus and allies

Join paleontologist Dr David Hone as he reconstructs the life of these unusual semi-aquatic dinosaurs

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Young People and Adults, recommended for ages 13+

Wednesday 16 February

The Wonderstruck rocket show (matinee performance)

Explore the explosive history of rocket science in this demo-filled spectacular.

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Families and Young People, recommended for ages 7+

The Wonderstruck rocket show (evening performance)

Explore the explosive history of rocket science in this demo-filled spectacular.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Families and Young People, recommended for ages 7+

Friday 18 March

For Your Inspiration: powering our sustainable future

Explore the world of battery technology and the future of energy, with this hands-on event for young people

When:

6.00pm to 9.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Families and Young People, recommended for ages 13+