This Summer get 3 for 2 on Children’s’ Theatre at  The Atkinson

This Summer get 3 for 2 on Children’s’ Theatre at The Atkinson

The Atkinson’s popular 3 for 2 offers on Children’s Theatre are back for the summer season.


After the huge success of the promotion during the autumn season and during the Big Imaginations Festival in October Half Term, The Atkinson has re-introduced the offer to encourage more families to engage with the new venue and to be able to enjoy more some of the very best quality children’s theatre in the North West.


The 3 for 2 offers include all the summer season of children’s theatre events from May to August. Events to choose from include:


Walking the plank with Pirate Gran on Sunday 4 May at 2.30pm. Meet Gran with her pet crocodile under her bed, a wicked sense of humour and a whole raft of adventures under her belt – time with Gran is never dull! Gran isn’t scared of anything. Not even monsters. And then there’s Grandpa….An absolute treat for seafaring children aged 3+ and their shipmates of all ages.


On Monday 5 May at 2.30pm, the award-winning Travelling Light Theatre Company returns to Southport with How Cold My Toes. Packing a whole year into one enchanting hour, this exciting piece of dance-theatre for the very young (ages 2-5 years) takes you on a fun-filled magical journey through the seasons, from the seed-sprouting vitality of spring all the way to the frosty frozen fingers of winter.


Both children and adults will be captivated by the combination of Travelling Light’s renowned brand of performance, music and design with amazing urban choreography. Winter’s never been this hot; summer’s never been this cool…


A new version of Pinocchio by the acclaimed writer for children Micheal Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) comes to life on Saturday 24 May at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now…if only his nose would just stay still! Suitable for children aged 3+


Rock Pool on Saturday 7 June at 2.30pm is a tale for children aged 3 and above about two very different creatures left stranded in an isolated rock pool, when a big storm whips up the sea, far from the open water. As their little pool starts to drain away, Prawn and Crab don’t have long to find a way of getting on and getting home. It is funny, tender, exuberant, partially submerged theatre from award-winning company Inspector Sands.


The Tap Dancing Mermaid on Saturday 12 July at 2pm asks families to gather round for the Moon for a magical story about a tipperty- tap tap dancer who has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps down to the boardwalk every night to shuffle and stomp to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home since her evil Aunty banned it! But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious watery boy and her life is never the same again. Suitable for children aged 3+.


Honalee Media presents Marty MacDonald’s Farm on Tuesday 12 August at 2.30pm with children’s TV star Justin Fletcher as the voice of Pongo the pig in this live and interactive theatre show. He’s looking after his uncle’s farm but Old MacDonald has left things in a mess the animals have gone on holiday, the farmyard is topsy-turvy and the crafty crows are eating the crops in the front of his eyes! (Please note that Justin does not appear in person).Suitable for children aged 3-7years.


Finally the summer season of family theatre ends with Just Us Three and The Sea from Artful Playground on Saturday 23 August at 2pm. This production welcomes children to the world of music from an early age using instruments and live music inspired by Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Helen Oxenbury, Michael Rosen). Sedrick is a lost seagull with a broken wing. Each character is portrayed through music. Suitable for children aged 3-7 years.


To take advantage of the 3 for 2 offers next season – just buy three tickets to three events and get the third ticket free. Check out the website or the What’s On brochure for more information.


Still to come this season as part of the Easter half term activities at The Atkinson is Blast Off! on Tuesday 8 April at 2.30pm.  A new rock n roll musical for kids aged 4+.


A super duper really really fast adventure around a rock ‘n’ roll musical universe; our friends encounter noisy planets, cheesed-off nursery rhyme characters and shooting stars.

What discoveries will they make on their travels? Will they get lost in a black hole? Why are ping pong balls flying around the room? Will they ever come back down to Earth? (Please note: Blast Off! is not included in the 3 for 2 offers.)


Tickets for all the family theatre events when bought individually are £7.50 (£5.50 children) and are available online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.


Tickets are available to book online at or through the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.


Posted on 24 March 2014 under General news

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