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Cornerstone Family Festival 2018

Don't miss The Cornerstone Family Festival during the 2018 Easter Holidays. Packed full of family theatre and workshops for the whole family to enjoy in Didcot!

Running from Sunday 8 April to Sunday 15 April, choose from five quality family theatre shows catering for all ages from 3 years, to teens and of course adults!

The Festival kicks off with The Sagas of Noggin the Nog on Sunday April 8. Perfect for 4 years and upwards, join Noggin on a journey of adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of his wicked uncle.

Wednesday 11 April sees The Nose That Nobody Picked hit the Cornerstone stage. A rip snorting yarn for all the family with songs... and snot!? For ages 5-11 years and their adults, expect mountains of mucus, toe tapping tunes and two nostrils full of magic.

For the slightly older kids (12+ years), the brilliant Pantaloons theatre company present The War of the Worlds on Thursday 12 April. A funny yet faithful new adaptation of the classic story as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to defend the planet.

If you are a fan of the Captain Flinn children's books, you won't want to miss Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass on Saturday 14 April. The show is based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russel Ayto and perfect for anyone 4 years and over.

The Festival concludes in the theatre on Sunday 15 April with Innocence a beautiful piece of interactive dance performance theatre for children 3 years over and their adults. With live music, songs, giggles and animal noises; this comes highly recommended!

If you have a buddling thespian in your house, why not sign them up for one of our theatre workshop days. Choose from Noggin The Nog, The Nose That Nobody Picked or Captain Flinn theatre days, perfect for those aged 5 to 8 years. With Nose that Nobody Picked and Captain Flinn, you even get to see the actual theatre show as part of your day!

Finally, there's the War of the Worlds - Martian Model Making workshop and Plants and Stars - Family Science Day.

Prices vary between the shows and workshops so do click on the links above for more information. But don't limit yourself to just one event, book a few to receive brilliant discounts!

  • Adult Family Festival pass (see all shows) - £35      
  • Child Family Festival Pass (see all shows)- £25
  • Book any 2 shows- 5% off 
  • Book any 3 shows- 10% off 
  • Book any 4 shows- 15% off

We look forward to seeing you there!