THE GREAT BIG NOISE FESTIVAL: SPACE CADETS ACADEMY

An interactive walkabout experience for 8-11s

  • 1 June 2016 - 5 June 2016
  • The Great Hall

Sign up for this astronomic training session and join the adventure in outer space. Gaining skills in teamwork, star-mapping and alien-spotting through imaginative play. Do you have what it takes to become a fully fledged space cadet?

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.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Great Hall & Mezzanine

    DATES: Wednesday 1, Friday 3 & Sunday 5 June 2016

    TIMES:
    Wednesday 1 June 10.15am - 11.15am BOOK
    Wednesday 1 June 11.30am - 12.30pm BOOK
    Wednesday 1 June 1pm - 2pm BOOK
    Friday 3 June 10.15am - 11.15am BOOK
    Friday 3 June 11.30am - 12.30pm BOOK
    Friday 3 June 1pm - 2pm BOOK
    Sunday 5 June 11.15am - 12.15 BOOK

    TICKET PRICES: All tickets are £3

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    AGE GUIDANCE: Suitable for ages 8-12. No grown ups allowed during the walkabout experience.

    PLEASE NOTE: Capacity is 15 tickets per performance, so advance booking is recommended

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    GROUND CONTROL - An interactive mission for 7-12 year olds

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    FLICKER & THE FLYING BOOKS - A theatrical caper for children aged 3-8 and their grown ups
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    THE ALLOTMENT - Plunge Bloom present The Allotment & Vegetable Nannies workshop suitable for all but ideal for ages 3 to 8 years.
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    FIRESIDE TALES WITH GRANDAD - Captivating storytelling and exquisite puppets for everyone aged 4 - 104
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    CAKE - The Whalley Range All Stars create a theatrical adventure filled with valour and bravery for everyone aged 4+
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    IN THE THEATRE

    TALL TALES - Storytelling sessions inside the theatre from a very special guest, suitable for all ages.
    Fri 3 June: 11am - 11.30am - Maxine Peake
    Sat 4 June: 11am - 11.30am - Guest TBC
    Sun 5 June: 11.15am - 11.45am - Guest TBC
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    IN THE GREAT HALL

    DANCE PARTY
     Live bands with a range of music for adults and kids to enjoy and have a boogie to on our dance floor.

    Friday 3 June 2.30pm, Saturday 4 June 1pm, Sunday 5 June 12.15pm
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    THE RESTORATION AGENCY For Items Lost But Not Forgotten. Step inside and take a moment to explore the lost objects that rest upon its shelves.
    Open every day of the festival
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    CRAFT WORKSHOPS Happening in the hall every day, suitable for all ages. 

    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Join Sarah Morgan and make your own foil bugs and cellophane fish!

    FRIDAY: Pop up Plants! Make your garden grow even quicker this Spring with these fun and colourful little pot plants!

    SATURDAY: Paper Puppets! Will it be a Grandad, a troll or princess? Choose from a range of materials to create your own paper puppet friend with its very own personality!

    SUNDAY: Cupcake mobiles! Collage your own yummy looking artwork to tempt your family and friends!

    Also, join Isobel at our craft station FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY for Blast Off!: We'll be making shiny and fun rockets and mobiles as we cut and stick our way to the moon!

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    TINY TOUR GUIDES Join a very special tour of the theatre, suitable for all ages.
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    IN THE LOUNGE

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