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 this summer, 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.

At the moment we are continuing to limit numbers in our theatre and following the covid-related measures outlined below. These will be reviewed as government guidance changes, notably with the anticipated lifting of restrictions from 19 July:

  • Each order of tickets must consist of one household or support bubble, as you will be seated together in one group. Groups will be seated 1m apart from other groups.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times within the Ri building, including when seated in the theatre. As per government regulations, this does not apply to children aged under 11 or those medically exempt from wearing one.
  • Doors to the theatre will open 30 minutes before the event starts. Please try to arrive in good time, as it will take a little longer than usual to seat everyone following social distancing guidelines. 

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

Wednesday 04 August

Light and sounds (matinee)

Explosive science experiments, exploring the way we see and hear.

When:

2.00pm to 3.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Light and sounds (evening)

Explosive science experiments, exploring the way we see and hear.

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Friday 06 August

How networks rule the world (evening)

Explore the curious way in which maths connects almost everything together.

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Wednesday 11 August

Chemical changes (matinee)

Uncover the amazing things that happen when things change.

When:

2.00pm to 3.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Chemical changes (evening)

Uncover the amazing things that happen when things change.

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Friday 13 August

We've got the power (evening)

How can science help save the planet?

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Wednesday 18 August

Fire chemistry (matinee)

Discover the amazing science inside humankind's greatest discovery – fire!

When:

2.00pm to 3.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Talks, Family and young people

Fire chemistry (evening)

Discover the amazing science inside humankind's greatest discovery – fire!

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Talks, Family and young people

Friday 20 August

Marvellous mathematics (evening)

Uncover the amazing power of maths, and how it can help you make sense of the world.

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Talks, Family and young people

Wednesday 25 August

Science spectacular (matinee)

A whistle-stop tour through the amazing and sometime explosive world of science.

When:

2.00pm to 3.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Talks, Family and young people

Science spectacular (evening)

A whistle-stop tour through the amazing and sometime explosive world of science.

When:

6.00pm to 7.00pm, Theatre

Type:

Talks, Family and young people