New season of family fun begins at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree Rose Marie Christian Raj Swamy and Medhavi Patel
Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree Rose Marie Christian Raj Swamy and Medhavi Patel

The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is excited to be launching a spring season of family fun that will immerse children into the wonders of theatre, fuel their imaginations and keep them entertained.

Families with budding little scientists will not want to miss Ministry of Science Live on Saturday 19 January at 12 noon and 3.30pm. This explosive show is not like any ordinary science show – it comes with a bang! But most of all it comes with a hovercraft built on stage…. Oh, and a Human Cannon too! This new production, suitable for children aged 6+, takes a rebellious approach to science communication whilst looking at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in.

From Friday 25 to Saturday 26 January, families with children aged 7 – 12 years will be transported into an exotic landscape with Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree. Animal tales are brought vibrantly to life with wondrous masks, movement and music. This heart-warming production, from Tara Arts and Polka Theatre, is packed full of wisdom, laughter and leaves plenty to the imagination. The production plays on Friday 25 January and at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday 26 January.

Milkshake Live takes over the Queen’s Theatre stage on Saturday 13 April at 11am and 2pm with a spectacular new musical. This brand-new show (suitable for 2 – 6 years) has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet, starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters.

In The Willows, the hip-hop musical of The Wind in The Willows bursts onto the Queen’s Theatre stage from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 May. With epic show tunes and killer beats, this classic story is brought popping and locking into the twenty-first century and stars the Olivier award-winning Clive Rowe (The Story of Tracy Beaker).

Little explorers (3+) can join in the fun with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt from Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August. Adapted for the stage from the modern classic, expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of adventure!

The Queen’s Theatre is continuing its Saturday morning programme of ‘family fun for a fiver’ too with a range of interactive workshops and imaginative storytelling. Highlights include magicians Man of Mischief (23 Feb | 11.30am | 6+), Trevor Cline’s Amazing Magic and Balloons (6 Apr | 11.30am | 4 – 8 years) and James Wand (4 May | 11.30am | 4 – 10 years) the educational Living Things Wildlife Show (9 Mar | 11.30am | 4+) and Mad Science (18 May | 11.30am | 4 – 13 years).

For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit

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