The Family Favourites at Newcastle Theatre Royal This February Half Term and Beyond
Spark imaginations, experience captivating live performances and create memories that will last a lifetime; there's a whole host of family favourite shows coming up at Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2024!
February half term sees the award-winning musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World visit Newcastle Theatre Royal (Wednesday 21st–Sunday 25th February 2024). This empowering musical with a soundtrack that packs a pop-star punch is from the producers of worldwide sensation SIX and is based on the popular book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst.
The heartwarming tale has grown to delight and inspire audiences of all ages across the country, gaining it a nationwide following. The musical sees inquisitive heroine Jade break away from her school trip to the local museum and take a peek into the not-yet-open Gallery of Greatness where she is inspired by lots of incredible characters including explorers, scientists, artists and secret agents.
Based on the much-loved picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, (also being performed during February half-term), We’re Going on a Bear Hunt runs Friday 23rd–Sunday 25th February 2024. This mischievous celebration is the perfect treat for younger children, who can expect interactive fun and plenty of adventure.
Music, laughter, rhymes, rhythms and repetitions together with puppetry, paint, water and mud make this fun-filled adventure the perfect theatrical outing for all young families. Join the intrepid family of explorers and their musical dog as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!
Bluey’s Big Play (Friday 8th–Sunday 10th March 2024), a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the BAFTA & Emmy award-winning children’s television series will visit Newcastle Theatre Royal when beloved character Bluey embarks on her first UK theatre tour with her younger sister Bingo, Mum Chilli, and Dad Bandit.
With brilliantly created puppets, live actors and iconic sets, fans of the popular TV show will get to see the cast as they’ve never seen them before. A huge ratings hit, Bluey is the number one show on Disney Junior in the UK and the number one rated show on CBeebies.
In the summer holidays, younger audiences can join Peppa Pig, along with her family and friends on their latest new adventure packed full of songs, dances and muddy puddles, which promises interactive fun and games for preschoolers.
A firm favourite with young theatregoers, Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out (Wednesday 21st–Thursday 22nd August 2024), guarantees laughter and snorts for all and is the perfect introduction to theatre as characters sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea!
Theatre for children is the ultimate adventure – step into a world where anything is possible and await the giggles as they watch heroes, villains, and everything in-between come to life right before their eyes making memories to last a lifetime.
Other family favourites visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2024 include The Wizard of Oz (Tuesday 16th–Sunday 21st April 2024), The Boy at the Back of the Class (Tuesday 30th April–Saturday 4th May 2024), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Tuesday 4th–Saturday 8th June 2024), Madagascar: The Musical (Wednesday 10th–Saturday 13th July 2024) and 101 Dalmatians: The Musical (Tuesday 27th August–Sunday 1st September 2024).