Thu 1 Jan, 12pm-3pm
Our annual Open Day returns full of free shows, free taster classes, free kids activities and free music! Our newly refurbished café will be open and you can even meet the cast of panto. The perfect afternoon to see our lovely arts centre and all that we do!
12pm | 1pm | 2pm
Deep in the woods on the big oak tree, lives a little squirrel with big ideas. This is Silly Squirrel. Silly Squirrel has never left the tree but longs to explore! So, before the other squirrels are awake, Silly Squirrel conducts a plan, to go on their biggest adventure yet!
I wonder who they will meet and what they will find out along the way?
With puppets, gentle interaction and lots of laughs! This is the perfect introduction to theatre for ages 0-7.
The Empress & the Nightingale – Popera House
12:30pm | 1:30pm
The Empress and The Nightingale is The Bluebirds own re-telling of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale of the magic of song. It’s a story-telling show specially for children and families and brings to life the wonderful characters in the magical space of The Popera House.
Meet the Empress and China, the brown nightingale and the magnificent clockwork nightingale, and most important of all, meet Lu Xi the clever little kitchen maid who navigates you skilfully through the story.
As with all Bluebird show, The Empress and the Nightingale has a feast of music, handmade bespoke puppets and interactive musical elements.
Free taster classes
We have a range of community classes for children, young people and adults. From Yoga to Indian Dance for adults and with theatre and dance groups for children of all ages, come and give something a try. Scheduled at various points throughout the afternoon you can meet the class tutor and see if it’s for you!
Taster Classes for Children & Young People
|3-6 years||Saturday Morning Theatre School 1:40pm|
|3-6 years||Fun Feet 2:35pm|
|7-10 years||Blitz Dance Company 12:40pm|
|7-10 years||Saturday Morning Theatre School 1:40pm|
|7-10 years||Stamp Theatre Company 2:40pm|
|11-13 years||Digit Dance Company 1:10pm|
|11-13 years||Zoom Theatre Company 2:10pm|
|14-17 years||Taunton Youth Dance Company (TYDC) 12:10pm|
|14-17 years||Connect Theatre Company 12:40pm|
Taster Classes for Adults
|18+ years||Beginners Yoga 12:10pm|
|18+ years||Pilates 1:10pm|
|18+ years||Avtar Indian Dance 1:40pm|
|50+ years||Bolder Dance Company 2:10pm|
Meet this year’s panto cast
Reamba Productions return in December for another spectacular panto. This year it’s Beauty and the Beast and you can meet the cast, have photos and enjoy some classic panto fun!
Tickets are on sale for the panto here.
Our Booking Guarantee
We appreciate that there’s still a lot of uncertainty with regards to the future, however we hope that people will still consider booking tickets for shows and events – it really is crucial for venues such as ourselves that we’re still able to plan ahead. Our booking guarantee is to reassure all of our patrons that if this show has to be postponed or cancelled, ticketholders will be entitled to a full refund, or if preferred, a credit onto your TMAC account. If you are unable to attend due to having COVID or needing to isolate due to being a COVID close contact, provided you tell us in advance, we will refund or provide a credit onto you TMAC account.
Thank you all for your continued support.