Make something magical at Williamson Park’s outdoor theatre workshops
Theatre workshop at Williamson Park
Williamson Park in Lancaster is hosting fun children’s activities as part of the outdoor theatre season.
Come along to a craft workshop in a yurt! Make your very own puppet or fun mask connected to a theme or character in one of the three plays with Lancaster-based artist and puppet-maker, Vanessa Card who will show you how to make something magical from all sorts of materials.
The workshops are taking place before the theatre performances on:
Tuesday August 7 – The Twits workshop - 1pm - 2.30pm
Wednesday August 15 – The Railway Children workshop - 5pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday August 21 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream workshop - 5pm – 6.30pm
The workshops are ideal for children aged seven and over. Children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.
All materials will be provided in the £5 entry fee. Admission for accompanying adults is free. Booking is essential. Tickets are available on-line at www.lancaster.gov.uk/park-tickets or from the gift shop at Williamson Park. For more information telephone the park on 01524 33318.
Coun Ron Sands, Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism and culture, said: “What better way of getting to know the characters of some of our most popular children’s books and plays than by using your imagination to create them yourself from scratch at one of the workshops before taking your seat to watch your character come to life on the stage”.
Williamson Park will be providing the backdrop for five theatre productions throughout August.
• Shakespeare’s Henry V on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 August at 7.30pm £13.50 for adults £8.50 for children and £39 for a family (2+2).
• Roald Dahl’s The Twits on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August at 3.30pm £13.50 for adults £8.50 for children and £39 for a family (2+2).
• Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore on Sunday 12 August at 7.30pm £15 for adults £10 for children/concessions and £45 for a family (2+2).
• E Nesbit’s The Railway Children on Wednesday 15 or Thursday 16 August at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13 for adults £9 for children and concessions or £39 for a family (2+2).
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Tuesday 21 or Wednesday 22 August at 7.30pm £13.50 adults, £8.50 students and children, £39 family (2+2)
Date Updated: 01/08/12