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See, Make & Do – New Wolsey Theatre

Six of the East of England’s most exciting arts spaces are coming together this February half-term to present a variety of hands-on, mostly cost-free, family- friendly activities.

Whether that be…
applying gory stage make-up here at New Wolsey Theatre
holding a tune at Snape Maltings
getting scientific at The Red House
throwing shapes at DanceEast
crafting costumes at the Norwich Theatre Royal
or building your very own book at the National Centre for Writing
there’s something new to See, Make & Do for all ages this half-term.

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is nationally renowned for its productions, projects, collaborations and touring work. It is a centre for creative learning of the highest quality, maximum diversity and greatest possible accessibility.

New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
Tel: 01473 295900

New Wolsey Studio
St George’s Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

Saturday 15 February

Daisy’s got a messy brain and a messy bedroom. No matter what she does, ‘The Mess’ just seems to follow her about! Which makes it very difficult to look for stuff. Important stuff. Like Mr Twiggy! Performed by a d/Deaf and hearing cast with Sign Supported English, Messy has been created in partnership with ADHD Foundation and all performances are relaxed.
4-8 years
Tickets £8, £5
New Wolsey Studio
11am & 1.30pm
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Marvellous Mess Workshop
Daisy’s going on another adventure, and this time, she needs you! Let’s build a city… or a rocket… or a jungle… it’s up to you.
4-8 years (adult supervision required)
Free – booking required
New Wolsey Studio
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Sunday 16 February

Shlomo’s Beat Box Adventure for Kids
SK Shlomo is a world record- breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic.
Tickets £8, £5
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Beat Box Workshop
Shlomo shares his tricks and techniques in this fun, interactive workshop for all abilities.
5+ years
Free – booking required
(adult supervision required for under 12s)
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See, Make & Do Activity Days
Monday 17 February

Come to the theatre, get stuck into hands on activities and discover what goes on behind the scenes! Choose from just one activity or make a day of it – either way we’d love to see you!
Workshops are free but must be booked in advance as places are limited.

Come and Play Space (relaxed)
Drop into our play space at any time throughout the day to make stories, try on costumes, design a set, pose in our selfie station and get yourself some gory make up.

Storymaker (relaxed)
Join our Storymaker for some tremendous tales and exciting adventures. (BSL interpreted)
3-6 years
(adult supervision required)
10am & 11am
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Get Technical
Try your hand at lighting, sound, live effects and more.
All ages (adult supervision required for under 12s)
11am & 3pm

Stage Combat
Discover the techniques of stage fighting from trained professionals.
7+ years

Blood, Guts and Gore
A fantastically frightful workshop in the art of gory theatrical effects.
7+ years

Robot Battle
Learn all about robotics, build your own Lego Technic robot and put your creation to the test in our battle arena in front of a live audience.
11+ years

Robot Battle Finale
Join our audience to cheer on the robots created
in our Robot Battle workshop as they
go head to head. All ages



Tuesday 18 February

Featuring impressive hand- balancing, playful acrobatics and a mysterious box of tricks, Box offers a humorous and uplifting tale about sibling connection, competition and compassion.
4+ years
Tickets £8, £5
12 noon & 2pm
(12 noon will be a relaxed performance)
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Box Workshop – Handstands: An introduction to being upside down
Join us for a fun introduction to handstands, headstands and variations of both!
5-10 years
(adult supervision required)
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