Seven Family Shows to See in the North East this May
We're making science cool again and children's TV favourites are coming to local stages this spring
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE
PSA: science is cool. The UK’s favourite science team are back and invite you to take a look at how science shapes the modern world. They’ll look at scientists, engineers and inventors and prove that everyone has the ability to change our world. Inspirational stuff.
NORTH EAST AUTO SHOW
Darlington Mowden Park
Paul Swift and his team are bringing their show to Darlington Arena to impress audiences with cars on two wheels, tight J turns and hundreds of show cars, plus entertainment for children. It’s a fun day out for the whole family, and kids go free with an adult.
BUILD ME A BOAT
Seven Stories, Newcastle
0300 330 1095
Author Julia Green is coming to Seven Stories to read her new picture book, The Boy Who Sailed The World, then children can make a paper boat or draw and colour in a boat from their imagination. Perfect for children under five, a boy sails the world in a boat he has built himself in this book which celebrates the natural world.
The Fire Station, Sunderland
0191 570 0007
Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends and expect mischief, music and surprises as they set sail in their big red boat. The Twirlywoos will be brought to life on stage with puppetry as your children enjoy this hour of fun and laughter. From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Twirlywoos Live is fun theatre for all ages.
Darlington Hippodrome is being transformed into Pontypandy. Norman Price has decided to become the star of a visiting circus. But there’s a tiger on the loose and faulty lights means the adventure soon turns to danger. Cue Fireman Sam. Join him, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in this all-singing, all-dancing show.
Newcastle Theatre Royal
0191 232 7010
Hey Duggee is touring for the first time ever, so expect your children to be bugging you for tickets for this live show. Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and you’re all invited to the Clubhouse. Be part of the hit CBeebies show as music and puppets bring it to life.
COMIC CON NORTH EAST
27TH & 28TH MAY
Utilita Arena, Newcastle
For the very first time, Monopoly Events Comic Con is heading to the North East. Fans will have the chance to meet creators, experts, characters and each other with activities, panels, cosplay, collectables and plenty more on the cards. Special guest James Marsters (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) has already been confirmed but keep an eye on their socials for more.