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Family and Children's Shows* in Manchester
* these are our picks for family & childrens shows, please be aware that some will be for older childen some for younger and some you may find inapropriate where others may not.
 
 
 
 
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WICKED Offers
Wednesday 3rd June to Saturday 25th July 2015 - The Lowry

EXCLUSIVE £20 TICKET OFFER! WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, comes to The Lowry in 2015 as part of its UK & Ireland tour.

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4 x 4  
Wednesday 1st July 2015 - The Lowry
Tracing pathways in space, 4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share a stage for the first time 4x4 is a celebration of where these paths meet.
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ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS  
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th July 2015 - The Lowry
This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time.
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ME AND MY CAT  
Sunday 5th July 2015 - The Lowry
Fast, fun packed children’s show for ages 6+ based on the book by award winning Japanese author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura.
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THE TALE OF MR TUMBLE  
Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th July 2015 - Opera House

Manchester International Festival has invited Justin Fletcher to create The Tale of Mr Tumble, a very special new show for children and their families in the glorious and intimate surroundings of Manchester's Opera House.

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BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM  
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015 - Opera House

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Magical Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes.

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THE KING OF TINY THINGS  
Thursday 6th August 2015 - The Lowry
Through the magic of circus, puppetry and song, Metta Theatre bring to life Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward's enchanting children’s story.
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THE MERMAID IN THE GHERKIN JAR  
Sunday 13th September 2015 - The Lowry
A tale of a lonely boy, an enchanting mermaid and a journey that will change their lives forever.
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ANNIE  
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 26th September 2015 - Opera House

Annie , the world's favourite family musical, comes to Manchester Opera House for two weeks only, starring  Craig Revel Horwood* , the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing judge, as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! *Craig Revel Horwood is not scheduled to perform on Friday 25th or Saturday 26th September in Annie.

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PUSS IN BOOTS  
Sunday 27th September 2015 - The Lowry
A stand-alone sloping mini-stage that allows us to surprise and delight the audience with drawers, trap-doors, puppets and shadow-play.
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DISNEY ON ICE WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT  
Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th October 2015 - Manchester Arena

Get ready to be swept away by your favourite Disney stories. Rev up for high-speed stunts as the crew of Disney/Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid 's enchanted undersea kingdom and catch up with the Toy Story gang – the toys are back in town!

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HELLO KITTY  
Sunday 18th October 2015 - Palace Theatre

Hello Kitty Live - Fashion and Friends gives fans of all ages the first ever opportunity to physically enter the world of Hello Kitty as she takes to the stage live and in 3D for this World Premiere, the latest development in the continuing evolution of this global super brand.

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HURRICANE BOY  
Sunday 18th October 2015 - The Lowry
An imaginative tale of chaos and calm, Hurricane Boy is a delight of physical storytelling and live music, much loved by children and their families.
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MILKSHAKE LIVE  
Monday 26th October 2015 - The Lowry
Everyone is getting ready for Milkshake Monkey's surprise birthday party but what happens when Milkshake Monkey disappears?
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MORGAN & WEST  
Monday 26th October 2015 - The Lowry
Mixing brain busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound!
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THE SCARECROWS WEDDING  
Thursday 29th October to Sunday 1st November 2015 - The Lowry
Following five-star hits ‘Stick Man' and ‘Tiddler & other Terrific Tales', Scamp Theatre are proud to present a truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hotly anticipated new book ‘The Scarecrows' Wedding'.
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THE DOODLE DANCE SHOW  
Sunday 1st November 2015 - The Lowry
Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this fun playful interactive show that will you drawing, dancing, doodling and story-telling together.
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MOTHER GOOSE  
Sat 14th November 2015 to Sat 9th January 2016 - Oldham Coliseum

Old Mother Goose has run out of money until a gift of a magical golden goose lays all her problems to rest … or so she thinks.

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THE MARVELOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE  
Sunday 15th November 2015 - The Lowry
Roll up; roll up, for the most magnifical , tremendible and fantasticulous experience in town!  The caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits have arrived to entertain, amuse and beguile you.
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SHINY  
Sunday 22nd November 2015 - The Lowry
Join Turned On Its Head for their dazzling interactive show for very young children. Watch and play as all that glitters unfolds before your very eyes.
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SORRY, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED... KATIE SAVES THE DAY!  
Sunday 29th November 2015 - The Lowry
Can Katie solve the clues in the mysterious advent calendar, find her way through the snowy North Pole and discover who stole the presents?
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CINDERELLA  
Sat 5th December 2015 to Sun 3rd January 2016 - Opera House

This classic rags to riches story sees Cinderella transformed from a put upon maid to her horrid Ugly Sisters, to the belle of the ball, with the help of her Fairy Godmother. Starring Torvill and Dean!

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HETTY FEATHER  
Wed 9th December 2015 to Sat 10th January 2016 - The Lowry
Hetty Feather tours the UK following its sold out run at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End. Thrillingly brought to life with live music, songs and circus skills. From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage.
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MR POPPER'S PENGUINS  
Thursday 10th December 2015 to Sunday 10th January 2016
Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends all his time dreaming of Antarctic expeditions and living amongst the penguins.
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WINTER WONDERLAND  
Sat 12th December 2015 to Sun 3rd January 2016 - Event City
Come along with the family this Christmas and experience the UK’s LARGEST indoor Winter Wonderland at EventCity next to The Trafford Centre, Manchester. There will be rides and attractions galore where the family can have four hours of non stop fun and entertainment.
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SNOW CHILD  
Tue 22nd December 2015 to Sun 3rd January 2016 - The Lowry
As Autumn leaves fall and the foxes, wolves and bears hide among the trees, we tell you a magical story about family, love and the power of dreams.
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MARY POPPINS  
Wednesday 20th January to Saturday 5th March 2016 - Palace Theatre
The magical story of the world's favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.
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SHREK THE MUSICAL  
Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 20th February 2016 - The Lowry
SHREK THE MUSICAL arrives at The Lowry in February 2016. Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is this year's must-see show for all the family.
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PEPPA PIG'S SURPRISE  
Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st March 2016 - The Lowry
Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show with new songs and new life size puppets.
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