Family FestivalA three day programme of unmissable events to excite all ages!
DAILY FAMILY THEATRE TOURS
10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm | £4
Bring the whole family to find out about the history of the Theatre as well as see behind the scenes and operating the lighting and sound boards. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have specific access requirements please inform a member of our team at the time of booking.
Groups including children under 10 years
Groups aged 10 years +
TUESDAY 3 JULY
FAIRY GODMOTHER’S TEA PARTY
11am, 1pm & 3pm | Adults £8 | Child £5. Running time: 1 hour
Come and join your favourite fairy-tale and pantomime characters for an interactive and fun event that the whole family can enjoy with storytelling and a sing-a-long.
10am – 12pm (7 – 10 years) £14
1 – 4pm (11 – 15 years) £15
These mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy are a great introduction for children to the colourful world of Lego animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination!
Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session! More info at candoacademy.co.uk.
EXOTIC ANIMALS WORKSHOPS
10.30am, 12noon and 2pm | £4.50 | Running time: 1 hour
Let your inner David Attenborough shine and come along and learn about a range of animals including mini-beasts such as tarantulas, giant millipedes, giant snails and cockroaches, snakes, lizards and hedgehogs. During these interactive sessions, children will have so much fun learning about the animals, their habitats and the threats they face as well as other global conservation issues.
WEDNESDAY 4 JULY
10am – 12noon (7-11 years) £5
Prepare yourself for a high energy and upbeat morning. Learn the routine to a current pop hit!
1-3pm (12-16 YEARS) £10
Have you ever fancied running away with the circus? This is your chance (well, for two hours at least!)
Belfast circus school will teach participants about the different aspects of circus juggling, spinning diablos to stilt walking.
10.30am-12noon (6-9 years) 1PM-2.30PM (10-13 years) £20
Price includes magic tricks to take home afterwards!
Calling all young budding magicians! Come along to a ‘Street Magic’ workshop – the type of magic you see on television performed out in public. Watch some great street magic performed by professional magician John Ussher before you get hands on and are expertly taught the inside knowledge and secrets of the most popular type of magic at the moment.
You will learn perform close-up magic tricks that will astound your friends and family and anytime, anywhere with just simple items you carry in your pockets.
STORYTELLING WITH THE WEATHERBIES
12.30pm – 12.50pm and 1.30pm – 1.20pm
(2-5 years) FREE – Booking essential
Have fun listening to our Rosie Rainbow’s Recycling Day story and learn how to recycle with The Weatherbies.
Created by local Northern Ireland author, Yvonne Fleming, The Weatherbies stories will entertain, excite and educate.
Find out more about all our characters Sammy Sun, Rosie Rainbow, Willy Wind, Ronny Rain, Flo Snow and Colin Cloud. They enjoy recycling, eating healthily, growing fruit and vegetables, reading books, using solar and wind power, as well as helping, playing and sharing with their friends.
Come along and have a fun filled session with The Weatherbies – you might even give a sneak preview of The Weatherbies new book!
THURSDAY 5 JULY
9.30am-12.30pm | £5
Details to be announced. To book call the Grand Opera House Box Office on 028 9024 1919.
1.30pm-3pm (6-12 YEARS) £10
A must for all those chocolate lovers out there! Welcome to the world of Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory. A fun and interactive workshop that includes everything from making things with chocolate to dipping things in chocolate. There will be goodies bags and prizes. Everything you make you can take home – if there is any left!
BABY DANCE WORKSHOPS
(1-4 years / walkers) £3.50 per child
10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Running time: Approx. 1 hour
Baby Dance is full of energy and movement designed especially for you and your little one! The class is jammed packed with fun action songs. Which will delight your child, as they jump and up and down like a Jack in the box, fly around the room like a rocket to the Blast Off song and so on. We will use our imagination to go on a journey: We will fly like butterflies, swing around like a monkey or run like the gingerbread man. For full participation in the workshops, an adult must accompany each child.