Our much-loved family performers and artists are sharing some brilliant shows, tutorials and backstage chatter that will keep our younger audiences entertained. Here are just a few of our favourites…

You may have brought your kids to see Megson’s Family Folk Show when they performed in the Cellar Bar last Autumn. The brilliant folk duo are streaming a live family folk show at 3pm on Fri 10 April. Head over to their Facebook page here to join the event. The show will be full of fun songs from their ‘When I was a Lad’ & ‘Little Bird’ children’s album. With lots of actions and interactions – it’s perfect for folk fans aged 0 to 100.

A Line Art combines live performance, music, storytelling and painting in their immersive theatre performances and art events for children, young people and their families. They came to the Maltings with Ready Steady Lift Off in Spring 2018. They have developed a 5 minute TV show where they share interactive playful art and craft activities for the whole family to make and play at home. A new episode of Anna and Arji’s Broom Cupboard will be shown every Monday and Thursday through their You Tube Channel. Age guidance: 3-7 years and their families

Maltings’ favourite, illustrator Nick Sharratt is leading some brilliant drawing tutorials. You can find them on his You Tube channel and it’s fun to share your works of art with him over on twitter. Nick will be back at the Maltings hosting a special draw-a-long next year, so get some practice in now!

Half Moon Theatre is offering families access to some of its content online. A selection of much-loved productions for young people will be made available free, as well as access to backstage interviews and useful information about virtual things to do. Award-winning What Once Was Oursa co-production with Zest Theatre for ages 12+ and adults which was performed at the Maltings is available to watch now.

a few more favourites…

  • Our friends at Little Angel Theatre have a page for resources and a storytelling videos: find out more here.
  • Sadler’s Wells present a programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance: watch here
  • The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School perform Matthew Hart’s Peter and the Wolf, choreographed to Prokofiev’s charming music, as part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series watch here

We are missing the families in our building, but we’ll keep sharing ways you can still enjoy the arts until our re-opening.

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