Now that we are officially into British summertime, the Maltings is looking forward to the packed upcoming programme for the Easter holidays. Whether you’re on a Surrey or Hampshire timetable, there is more than enough to keep everyone occupied, including the grown-ups!

family theatre favourites Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man, has been thrilling audiences around the world for 30 years with bubble art, magic, science and fun. His spellbinding bubble tricks will keep everyone mesmerised. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this sell-out Edinburgh Fringe favourite. Family tickets offer great value £40 – individuals £12 (£10 conc.) He performs at the Maltings on Tuesday 11 April 11.30am & 2pm. Book tickets.

A gem of a production from Barnstorm Theatre, Monday’s Child, is an inter-generational treat which has wowed adults and children alike (4+). This poetic story explores the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman suffering memory loss as they sing and dance and dress up as they joyously explore a treasure trove of memories (4+) Thu 13 Apr 2.30pm. Book tickets.

For your littlest troupers, check out the beautiful puppet incarnation of Christopher Nibble on 22 April, where the guinea pigs of Dandeville must find the lost dandelion! Book tickets.

experience what is like to work as a professional dancer for Sir Matthew Bourne

Snap up an amazing opportunity to dance with The Dance Movement and dancers from Matthew Bourne Company. A two-day workshop for young people (11-18 ) – the day is run as a typical rehearsal day and includes the learning of choreography from Edward Scissorhands. The February half term workshop was a huge success:  “My daughter really enjoyed the day, thanks so much for making it possible. She chatted about it all the way home – very inspired!” The workshop takes place on Thu 06 & Fri 07 April between 9.30am – 4.30pm. For more information & ticket prices, please visit The Dance Movement website.

family films 

The children’s film programme kicks off next week with the Academy-award winning Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, the latest addition to the Harry Potter saga written by J.K Rowling. 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book at Hogwarts, Newt Scamander sets about collecting incredible magical beasts for study. However when his suitcase is accidentally opened and the beasts wreak havoc across New York, he and his new friends must contain the dtrollsamage before their magical secret gets out.

Also in the film maltings line-up is funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, Dreamworks’ Trolls. Featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand and James Corden, this heart-warming, hair-raising adventure will delight young audiences.

Come and try the Maltings cinema experience, with showings at 11am, 2pm and 6pm, child tickets are £5 and adults £7 (£5 conc., £4 members). You can make it even more of a treat by ordering a tasty homemade pre-film pizza (£8.50) before the evening screening. Book tickets for films.

get crafty!Learn To Sew Together

We are hosting an abundance of fun workshops for young people this Easter, suitable for all ages and interests. Our Learn to Sew Together workshop is a unique opportunity to learn with your child and to spend two mornings creating a fun cushion cover. Or perhaps you’d like to Weave a Willow Pet Tunnel for your small furry animals. It’s fun to do, not tricky and you can make it a whole family activity. If baking is more your child’s thing, sign them up for the Easter Cupcakes where they will be able to decorate delicious cupcakes to take home! All workshops details & tickets are available to book here.

for the grown-upsMGM

Easter can also mean fun for the adults too and we have some brilliant musicians coming up in April that promise to make a fantastic night out with friends. Starting on 20 April, we have a big musical weekender coming up and it kicks off with an illuminating performance of songs from MGM musicals by renowned singer Robert Haberman. Perfect for taking older grandparents to for an entertaining afternoon out. If folk is more your thing, why not check out the amazing Calan on 21 April, known for their high energy, captivating performances. Or perhaps you’d like to see multi-instrumentalist Richard Navarro put on an stunning performance featuring a chorus for the local Farnham area on 22 April. Check out our music page to book tickets.

Finally, it would seem like everyone could do with a laugh these days and our comedy line-up hopes to raise spirits, even if in the most controversial way! You might have missed the last few tickets for our popular Stand-Up Comedy Club on 12 April featuring Tom Allen, but there is a brilliant alternative in the form of Andrew Lawrence on 22 April. Uncensored and uncompromising, he promises to be a eye-widening act who we can’t wait to see shock our Cellar Bar. Book tickets for comedy.

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