Family Story Makers at Norwich Theatre

Norwich Theatre has announced a series of family events over the Easter holidays and into the summer.

Sessions exploring how creativity can be used to help the climate run between April 11 and 14. Bookable sessions start from £5 per child, with free adult spaces in sessions for the whole family. Experiment with mud painting with Grass Roots – Mud Flags (April 14), try to make your own story to save the world in Story for our Planet (April 11), or go on a journey of imagination and sensory play in Musical Explorers for SEND (April 13).

You can learn to bring children’s books to life with Family Story Makers (May 15 to July 24), or for a playful session with younger children there’s Sing, Dance, Play (April 21 to June 23). These sessions will see you play with instruments and unconventional multi-sensory props, helping your little one to explore moving, dancing and playing.

Writing through Motherhood (May 3 to 31) provides a space for mothers at any stage in their journey to talk and work on an anthology of words and poems inspired by their experiences. The Creative Café (second and fourth Monday of each month May to July) is a hub for the over 65s to meet and get creative over tea and cake. Each month will have a different focus inspired by the history of the theatre and the region.

The Unwind series is aimed at de-stressing after work. Unwind with Movement (June 8 to July 6) offers a moment of calm with nourishing, restorative and accessible practice to connect the mind and body; Unwind with Words (June 8 to July 6) uses writing to help clear the mind; and mark-making and drawing techniques inspired by theatrical history are the focus of Unwind with Art (May 4 to June 1).

Several new workshops have been added to the theatre’s Creative Matters year-long season exploring Climate Stories. Theatre Conversations (April 6 to July 6), explores the role of theatre and creativity in the climate crisis. Theatre Makers: Time to Act (April 26 to July 17) explores how creativity can be a voice for change. Next Act: Climate Stories Scratch Night with Meg Watts and Guests (June 6) is a chance to get on stage and share creative responses to the climate crisis.