Top Family Theatre, Panto & Live Shows Spring/Summer 2019

2018 was the year we fell in love with theatre. Family theatre is definitely something we will be doing lots more of in 2019 and I recommend you give it a go if you don’t love it already. It can be confusing to go through multiple websites with long listings and remember the dates of family friendly shows, though, so I’ve done the work for you. Here’s a list… ” Sheffield & South Yorkshire: Top Family Shows, Pantos & Theatre Spring/Summer 2019″.

And if you know any or have any you’d like to be added, just send the details! 🙂

And… before we get started let me just say…


Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 at Sheffield City Hall


Sunday 31st March 2019 4:30pm. Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd April 2019 11am and 2pm. Adult Tickets: £16.24 (£14.50), Child Tickets: £14 (£12.50). Purchase here.

Milkshake Live

Sunday 7th April 2019. 12pm. Adult: Tickets £17.92 (£16.00). Children ticket: 12 months  – 2 years £5.60 (£5.00). Children ticket: 2 years to 16 years £16.24 (£14.50). Purchase here.

In The Night Garden… Live 

Saturday 27th July 2019, Sunday 28th July 2019. 1.00pm & 4.00pm. Sunday 28th July 2019: 10.00am & 1.00pm. Tickets: £19.04 (£17), £16.80 (£15). Children: £16.80 (£15), £14.56 (£13). Purchase here.

Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 at The Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Selfish Giant

March 2nd 11am and 2pm. A lovely tale of an unusual friendship based on the classic story by Oscar Wilde. £11 all classes. Purchase tickets here.


March 23rd  2pm. From her home on the Moon the star engineer keeps the stars shining bright for when we need them most, to make a wish or find our way back home. The show includes projection & aerial circus performance. Purchase tickets here.


May 31st 1pm. A slapstick comedy full of chaotic acrobatics & amazing circus skills. Purchase tickets here. And an extra Circus Skills workshop with the stars of the show on the same day.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

June 28th 1:30pm, 29th June 11am & 2pm. The children’s favourite ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ based on the book by Helen Oxenbury & Michael Rosen. Tickets here.

Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 at Sheffield Theatres (The Lyceum & The Crucible)

The Show Stoppers Kids Show

April 20th 2pm at The Lyceum, tickets £15. “Here at The Showstoppers’ Kids Show we take your ideas and turn them into marvellous, musical interactive adventures”. Tickets here.

Doc Dolittle: The Musical 

23rd April-4th May. Tickets from £27 purchase here. Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail, that holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

Horrible Histories: Live On Stage

17th July-20th July. Tickets from £13 buy here. “It’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!”.

Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 at Doncaster Cast

There are so many fabulous shows at Doncaster Cast throughout the year, I couldn’t put them all here as it would be too long, these are just my top picks. Do find the full what’s on list here.

Tweedy’s Illusion Confusion – A Show of Magic and Mayhem

22nd February 2pm. Tickets £8, £6 for under 16’s. Book now. Over the years Tweedy has assisted some of the world’s top magicians, resulting in him being sawn in half, disappeared and even turned into a tiger. Tweedy has had enough of being the magicians’ assistant and has decided it’s time to be the magician instead. Unfortunately, all does not go to plan…and his blundering attempts lead to more mayhem than magic in this fantastically funny, family friendly show. 

Giddy Goat

With Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives. 9th March 11am. £8:50, £6.50 children. This musical story follows the trials and tribulations of Giddy, a young mountain goat who is scared of heights, and is an ideal way to introduce children aged 3-7 years to classical music, with plenty of audience participation and projections of images from the story. Book here.

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show

23rd April 1:30pm and 4pm. £12 (adult) £10 (child) Family of 4 ticket £38. Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that celebrate its 30th Birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter! Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show, features a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork-coloured skin and his sense of humour – but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics. Book now.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

18th May. 2:5pm and 4pm. Tickets £12.50 (£10.50 child under 16). Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019 The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Book now.

The Flying Bath

15th June. 1:30pm & 4pm. £6 child, £8 adult. From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency – but they’re always home for the children’s bath-time at the end of the day. Based on a book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts. Ages 2-5. Book now.

Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 at Barnsley Civic

The Tin Foil Astronaut

10th February 2:30pm. Today is the day of the space race! A race to put the first human on the Moon! But our astronaut isn’t quite like others, she’s…..different. A story of discovery, individuality and a celebration of differences for 3-7 year olds and their families. Including original live music and puppets. £8 adults, £6 children. Book here.

Rabbit Girl And The Search For Wonder

24th March 1pm and 3pm. £8 adults, £5 child. 

.Something impossible has happened, something no one saw coming. So Rabbit Girl and her Dad have done what they do best – pulled on their boots, packed their tent and headed off into the wilderness. Join them around the campfire to hear about some pretty awesome adventures from all over the world. Playful, poignant and with a little sprinkling of magic, Rabbit Girl & The Search for Wonder is a new show inspired by stories from lots of families about the joy of storytelling, coping with loss and finding wonder in the world again. Perfect for under 8s and their grown-ups too. Book here.

Jack and The Beanstalk

28th April-30th April. Adults £8, children £5. 

Join Jack for a fun filled fairy tale adventure, with magic beans, giants and boys who won’t stay in the corner. Fathers, sons, friends and heroes, we can all be brave and bold like Jack and find our own place in the world. This hilarious new show offers an original perspective on a classic tale, with a gripping story, wonderful characters, mesmerising giant puppetry and original music for family members big and small to enjoy. Book now.

Barnsley Civic is another theatre with lots going on in 2019 for toddlers & family, check the whole list here. These look good:

Top Family Theatre Shows Spring/Summer 2019 in Rotherham Civic Theatre

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

14th April-15th April. Tickets from £14. Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came To Teareturns to the stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book! Book here.

Dear Zoo

25th May-26th May. Dear Zoo live on stage!  adapted from author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the- flap book, Dear Zoo, which was brought to life in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production returns to UK theatres in 2019. Tickets from £15. Book here.

And even more:

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