4 – 19 APR 2020

Come to Southbank Centre this Easter for egg-cellent shows and free family fun.

In Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, meet and giggle along with a whole host of colourful characters from beloved books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, including Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Big Up! is the perfect show for little people who want to be big, and big people who just might have forgotten how to play. And at Comedy Club 4 Kids, watch the best stand-ups around do their thing for a family audience – without the rude bits.

For babies and young audiences with sensory needs, intotheclouds is a highly visual experience. Plus, Soundpit has been extended, so kids big and small can play in our giant musical sandpits this Easter break.

Check out our basketloads of free events – get dancing at Pedal Power Disco and Family Folk Club, create your own plant pots out of clay at ClayTime, and enjoy the nature around us on our Family Tree Trail.

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Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Child writing at workshop at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
4 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 4 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure

Free

Free

Various times
2 Apr 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Various times | 2 Apr 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Explore the life and legacy of a global musical icon through the lens of family archives
Explore the life and legacy of a global musical icon through the lens of family archives
Two children making crafts at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
4 Apr 2020 - 7 Apr 2020
Various times | 4 Apr 2020 - 7 Apr 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Make a marigold for our archive display to celebrate Ravi Shankar's birthday
Make a marigold for our archive display to celebrate Ravi Shankar's birthday
Performer and kids on stage
Various times
4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020
Various times | 4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The best stand-ups around do their thing for a family audience – without the rude bits!
The best stand-ups around do their thing for a family audience – without the rude bits!
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales performance on stage
Various times
7 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
Various times | 7 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Under the sea, on the farm and in the jungle: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's tales come to life
Under the sea, on the farm and in the jungle: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's tales come...
Ravi Shankar with sitarists

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Tue 07 Apr 2020
5:30 pm | Tue 07 Apr 2020
courses & workshops
Mark 100 years since the birth of Ravi Shankar with close-up access to the family archives
Mark 100 years since the birth of Ravi Shankar with close-up access to the family archives
Audience members at Imagine festival

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Perfect for beside the campfire or car rides, these classic folk tunes are gentle fun for the whole family
Perfect for beside the campfire or car rides, these classic folk tunes are gentle fun for the whole...

Free

Free

Various times
8 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
Various times | 8 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
family & young people
Turn your thumbs green at a gardening workshop for the whole family
Turn your thumbs green at a gardening workshop for the whole family
Band performing on stage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 09 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Thu 09 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Jig along to a free performance of toe-tapping folk
Jig along to a free performance of toe-tapping folk
Child on Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Free

Free

Various times
9 Apr 2020 - 16 Apr 2020
Various times | 9 Apr 2020 - 16 Apr 2020
family & young people
Seashells, stones, flotsam and jetsam: objects from the beach make a jingly-jangly mobile in our workshop
Seashells, stones, flotsam and jetsam: objects from the beach make a jingly-jangly mobile in our...
Children on Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden

Free

Free

Various times
10 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020
Various times | 10 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020
family & young people
Make, shape, design and create your own plant pot out of clay in in a free family workshop
Make, shape, design and create your own plant pot out of clay in in a free family workshop
Children at Imagine Children's Festival

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 11 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 11 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Take in the finest folk music in this family folk club hosted by The Nest Collective
Take in the finest folk music in this family folk club hosted by The Nest Collective

Free

Free

Various times
11 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
Various times | 11 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
family & young people
Light up your life at a colourful lantern-making workshop for ages five and over
Light up your life at a colourful lantern-making workshop for ages five and over
Two people on bikes outside

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 13 Apr 2020
Various times | Mon 13 Apr 2020
family & young people
Get the party rocking with our bicycle-powered disco – the fun can’t go on without you!
Get the party rocking with our bicycle-powered disco – the fun can’t go on without you!
Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Various times | 14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
family & young people
under 5s
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Big Up production shot
Various times
15 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 15 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
What happens when a beatboxer, a singer and a puppeteer arrive on stage but nothing is ready?
What happens when a beatboxer, a singer and a puppeteer arrive on stage but nothing is ready?
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Thu 16 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
All jolly fellows come along for a free lunchtime performance of fantastic folk music
All jolly fellows come along for a free lunchtime performance of fantastic folk music
intotheclouds, theatre experience for young children
Various times
16 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
Various times | 16 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
performance & dance
dance
Fluffy and soft and bright: welcome to the Cloud Factory
Fluffy and soft and bright: welcome to the Cloud Factory
Young People at a Workshop

Free

Free

Various times
16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
Various times | 16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Spread happiness by sharing the small actions you take to bring joy to yourself and others
Spread happiness by sharing the small actions you take to bring joy to yourself and others
Musician playing the cello

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr 2020
5:00 pm | Thu 16 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
For a fresh look at Beethoven’s Ninth, members of the orchestra perform ensemble works inspired by joy
For a fresh look at Beethoven’s Ninth, members of the orchestra perform ensemble works inspired by...

Free

Free

Various times
16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
Various times | 16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Follow local pupils on an exploration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at a free screening of a short film
Follow local pupils on an exploration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at a free screening of a short...
Family Folk Club: Don Kipper, musicians

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 17 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Fri 17 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Move to the beat of the Balkans and Mediterranean via north London with this electrifying folk ensemble
Move to the beat of the Balkans and Mediterranean via north London with this electrifying folk...
Young musicians in an orchestra

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sat 18 Apr 2020
11:30 am | Sat 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Bring an instrument and get to know the Ninth Symphony at a workshop with the National Youth Orchestra
Bring an instrument and get to know the Ninth Symphony at a workshop with the National Youth...
Only Boys Aloud, choir

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020
2:00 pm | Sat 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Always wanted to sing in a choir? Now’s your chance to have a go
Always wanted to sing in a choir? Now’s your chance to have a go
Trumpet player in an orchestra

Free

Free

2:45 pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020
2:45 pm | Sat 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Find joy in unexpected places in a musical expedition inspired by Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’
Find joy in unexpected places in a musical expedition inspired by Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020
4:30 pm | Sat 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Take part in a mass chorus singing and signing ‘A New Ode to Joy’, written by poet Anthony Anaxagorou
Take part in a mass chorus singing and signing ‘A New Ode to Joy’, written by poet Anthony...

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Sat 18 Apr 2020
classical music
family & young people
Why does Beethoven’s music still have an impact today? Our panel explores the composer's legacy
Why does Beethoven’s music still have an impact today? Our panel explores the composer's...

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