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7 Super Shows to Book this World Children’s Day!

This World Children’s Day we are providing creative experiences and activities to children, from fun family shows to interactive sessions to take part in.


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Today (20 Nov) marks UNICEF’s World Children’s Day, an annual date that promotes children’s welfare worldwide and marks the date when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. At Norwich Theatre, we join the many organisations which provide a safe space for children and young people to have their voices heard.  

We are committed to providing creative experiences and activities for children, to encourage togetherness and self-expression.  

The Gruffalo’s Child | Norwich Theatre Playhouse | 18 – 26 Nov 23 

Let curiosity run wild with this stage adaptation of a much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. On a wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?  

We are providing a British Sign Language performance on Wed 22, a Relaxed performance on Thu 23, Audio Described performance and Touch Tour on Fri 24. 

Boys Movement Company: Panto Masterclass (11-18yrs) | Take Part | 22 Nov 23 

There is still a chance to join a unique and one-off dance masterclass with the director and choreographer of our very own pantomime, Sleeping Beauty! This is an introductory class with no previous dance or theatre experience necessary, giving children the chance to learn from professional theatre makers and just have fun! This unique individual session kicks off the new term of Boys Movement Company, which begins in January. However, you do not have to commit to the full term to take part in this one-off session. 

The Snowsmith | Norwich Theatre Stage Two | 6 – 17 Dec 23 

Join us for a wintery tale this December. Follow Eira, a young inventor, on their journey to bring back snow to her grumpy hometown of Thawmor. Grab your goggles and join the mad adventure, facing fearsome whales, abandoned mines and herds of goats! This fun and interactive show will enthral the whole family, demonstrating beautiful puppetry and fantastic theatre making. Come along and help Eira find out if it will snow this winter! 

Sleeping Beauty: The Fairy’s Tale | Norwich Theatre Royal | 9 Dec – 7 Jan 24  

Think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty? Think again! Get ready to see the other side of the classic tale, from a fairy’s point of view in our annual pantomime. Filled with music, dance and hilarious slapstick comedy, join the Good Fairy and the Queen on a journey to save Sleeping Beauty from an eternity of sleep. Will the Prince be able to save her from the Evil Fairy? Come along and find out.  

Sing, Dance, Play for Babies | Take Part | 12 Jan 24 

Led by a dance artist and early years specialist practitioner, these musical sessions are designed for you and your pre-walking baby to have fun! There are a range of multi-sensory props and musical instruments, encouraging baby to fine tune their motor skills and develop their spatial awareness and balance. 

Sing, Dance, Play for Toddlers | Take Part | 12 Jan 24 

Much like the babies’ group, these sessions are led by a dance artist and early years specialist practitioner and are focussed on helping babies and toddlers refine their motor skills and balance, as well as being fun! The group provides a chance to connect with your child and offers parents and guardians a supportive space. The sessions use music, structured play and multi-sensory props to create a space for little ones to get exploring, dancing and playing.  


The Great Big Dinosaur Show | Norwich Theatre Stage Two | 20 Feb 24 

Join poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko for a family show full of poems raps and songs about all your favourite prehistoric protagonists (and some you haven’t heard of yet!). Find out which dinosaur menaced the seas instead of the land? And which dinosaur was barely the size of a dog, and which made a noise like a goat playing a didgeridoo? Prepare for spine-tingling funny scares and get ready to get your groove on to some Jurassic Classics!  

Did you know that by becoming a Friend or Ambassador, you are able to take advantage of priority booking and exclusive benefits, all whilst supporting Norwich Theatre to provide creative experiences for all? Sign up now to enjoy these benefits and help us make a difference.  

For more information, please call the Box Office on 01603 630 000 or visit 

The Gruffalo's Child

The Snowsmith

The Great Big Dinosaur Show