Workshops, drama courses and more at the Royal Exchange for your little one.

Our Flying Saucer Drama Clubs zoom back to the Royal Exchange for another term of fun!

Working with a professional theatre maker children will play games, make new friends and learn drama skills. The friendly sessions will give children the chance to explore the theatre, learn all about storytelling and help to build their confidence.
During the 10 week course children will learn skills from professional theatre-makers including puppet-making & pupeteering, character creation (using our massive dressing up box!), perform in our main house space, create sound scapes and much, much more!

Booking Information
Every Sunday, 26 April - 12 July
(Excluding 24 and 31 May which is half-term)
11.30am to 12.30pm - Ages 5 to 7 - BOOK ONLINE
3.00pm to 4.30pm - Ages 8 to 11 - BOOK ONLINE
£50 for the term
Book via Box Office 0161 833 9833 or online

Launched in Autumn 2014, Flying Saucers is our out-of-this-world Sunday programme for families and children.

As well as our weekly Flying Saucers Drama Club, we also host storytelling, sensory workshops, drama workshops, craft workshops and live entertainment for under 11s. See below for what's coming up!!
Join musician and artist Najia Bagi as we explore the theatre with babies and toddlers in a brand new way. Come and take part in a multi-sensory installation. Play with light and dark, shadows and shape and make sound with your babies.
With work leader Sarah Atter, children can take part in a fun and funky music workshop. Using voices, body percussion and instruments, come along to the Royal Exchange to see what amazing music you can create!
More Information - Book for Sunday 26 July
Come and join storyteller and actor Sarah Jane lee for a very interactive storytelling event. STORMS! based on The Tempest and SWORDS! based on HENRY V. Both workshops are for children aged 5-8 years and their families. There's lots of movement & music, playing characters, speaking words, tapping percussion and (if you choose SWORDS) sword fighting! It's fun and light hearted. Everyone takes part.
Join Nicola Worthington for more storytelling and let your imagination run wild with colourful characters. With the power of the spoken word and opportunities to join in, Storytelling Adventures with Nicola Worthington will inspire children to unlock their own creative potential. 
More Information - Book for Sunday 3 May & Book for Sunday 7 June
This is your under 11's chance to enjoy a fun performance workshop, teaching them basic stage skills and team building exercises concentrating on expression, movement and confidence!
Phil Cross is a West End Children's Director and Drama Teacher and has over 10 years teaching experience with children in theatre. He has worked on shows such as Tommy, Oliver!, The Lion King and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and has taught at the Sylvia Young Theatre school and drama schools across the country.
Prepare to be whizzed away with this mad-cap, bonkers adventure as you join Mop-Top in her quest to save the land of Rum Tum Tush! Mop-Top is trapped outside her story. Can you find the clues to make the magic spell to help open her giant book & start the story? If you can you'll enter an incredible world of dreams, colour, and a whole lot of nonsense!
Interactive theatrical entertainment from Mother Hen - hatching creative ideas for kids...

Join practitioner Caroline Daly for a theatrical-themed craft workshops for under 11s.