A Whole Week of Fun for Half Term!

9 Jan 2020 News

It may be only halfway through the term but there are some amazing activities coming up that make up for it!

Five of the East of England’s most exciting arts spaces are coming together this February half-term to present a variety of hands-on, cost-free*, family-friendly activities.

Whether that be…

  • holding a tune at Snape Maltings,
  • throwing shapes at DanceEast, Ipswich,
  • crafting costumes at the Norwich Theatre Royal,
  • applying gory stage make-up at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,
  • or building your very own book at the National Centre for Writing, Norwich,

there’s something new to SEE, MAKE & DO for all ages this half-term.

Check visiteastofengland.com/see-make-do for information on what’s on when and T&Cs for each venue.

*all See, Make & Do daytime activities are cost-free. However, this offer does not extend to previously scheduled ticketed performances held at the participating venues.


What’s On at the New Wolsey Theatre?

Whether you want to watch a show or explore your creativity in a workshop, we have a selection activity available for all ages. Please note that workshops need to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment, as places are limited.

Get 25% off at our Stage Right Café between 15-18 Feb if you book a workshop. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic on these days.


Saturday 15 Feb

We kick things off with Messy, a show for ages 4-8 about messy children who find that their brains can sometimes be as messy as their bedrooms. Why not join us afterwards for the Marvellous Mess Workshop, where children aged 3-8 and their parents/carer are invited into a world of creative chaos.


Sunday 16 Feb

If music’s your thing, then check out Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids! Suitable for all ages, join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music. If you want to give beatboxing a go, book onto the Shlomo Workshop, and join the man himself for a fun interactive workshop suitable for all ages.


Tuesday 18 Feb

If you’ve ever thought about running away to join the circus, why not check out Box, a dynamic acrobatic show for ages 4+ featuring impressive hand-balancing, playful acrobatics and a mysterious box of ticks. Then you might want to hang around, and upside down in the Box Handstands Workshop, for ages 5-10 with parent/carer supervision.


Monday 17 Feb

A whole day of free workshops, chose from just one activity or make a day of it – either way we’d love to see you! There’s also a chance to get your Discover Arts Award Certificate if you take part. You can also drop into our Come & Play space to make stories, try on costumes, design a set and pose in our selfie station.

Children age 3-6 and their parents/carers can join our Storymaker for some tremendous tales and exciting adventures! This activity is BSL integrated.

If you want to try your hand at lighting, sound, and live effects then book a space on one of our Get Technical Workshops, for ages 5+ (adult supervision required up to age 12).

Discover the techniques of stage fighting from trained professionals in our Stage Combat Workshop for ages 7+.

Come discover the art of gory theatrical make-up in our fantastically frightful Blood, Guts & Gore Workshop for ages 7+.

Or if robotics are your thing, join our Robot Battle Workshop to build your own robot. Then put your creation to the test in our battle arena! All ages are welcome to watch the Robot Battle Finale.


Shows and workshops can be booked online or by phoning our Box Office team on 01473 295 900.