Once Upon A Festival
SUN 11 – FRI 23 JUNE
Once Upon A Festival is our annual Childrens Arts Festival in Theatres, Schools and Communities
Once upon a time… there was an idea to create an arts festival which spanned the region and engaged children within schools, venues and many other unique spaces. The idea was to ensure all children have access to the best theatre and arts out there. After lots of hard work, funding applications and collaborative efforts from organisations in Chatteris, Lowestoft, Norwich, Southwold and Thetford as well as artists from across the UK — Once upon a Festival 2017 was born! This is the third year of the Festival and it’s going to be bigger, better and more magical than ever!
|11 June||Free Family Activity Day – The Carnival of Characters||Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds|
|12 – 13 June||Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds|
|14 – 15 June||The Tiger Who Came to Tea||Marina Theatre, Lowestoft|
|15 June||The Doodle Dance Show||Thetford Meet Up|
|16 June||Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch||Southwold Arts Centre|
|16 – 17 June||The Elves & The Shoemaker||Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds|
|18 June||Peter Pan – Screening NT Live||Marina Theatre, Lowestoft|
|19 – 20 June||Alice in Wonderland||Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds|
|20 June||Orla’s Moon Musical for 0-3 years||Southwold Arts Centre|
|21 June||There and Back Again – An Odyssey||Marina Theatre, Lowestoft|
|22 June||Fairytales Gone Bad||Chatteris in Myth & Memory Celebration Day|
|23 June||A Real Alien Adventure||The Garage, Norwich|
|23 June||The Junk Orchestra||Thetford Meet Up|
We also have an extensive schools package which is ideal for schools participating in ArtsMark and Arts Award, the shows and workshops available also provide great curriculum enrichment, including literacy, SMSC, Music, Art and Physical Education.
For more information about the shows on offer take a look at our Schools’ Programme here.
You can download the Now it’s your turn! Enrichment Pack here.
Can You Name Our Festival Bears?
Can you help us #NametheBears?
What are our bears called? And where did they come from?
Tell us what you think their story is or just suggest a name for each of them by sending it to email@example.com by 23 June and we will announce the winner on the last day of the Festival.
Winners will be drawn from entries around the region and will win tickets to a Children’s show in their nearest venue.
Once Upon a Festival 2017 is sponsored by
Kindly Supported by Bury St Edmunds Town Council