Tuesday 26 May until Wednesday 27 May at 11am and 2pm.
Peut-être Theatre company focuses on creating sensory theatre for very young children, which is why they’re bringing their latest production, all about noise and sound, Shhh… Bang! to the Royal Albert Hall for May half term. Developed in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations in Southampton University, Shh…Bang! brings two characters, Quiet and Noise, to life and introduces toddlers to a huge variety of different noises and sound effects, accompanied by dance.
Suitable for ages 3+
Musical Storytelling for 0 to 4 Year olds
Wednesday 27 May, 10am and 11:30am
With a long career telling stories for children at the National Gallery, the Museum of London and the Royal Albert Hall, storyteller Paul Rubinstein is a trusted pair of hands used to bringing out children's feelings and thoughts through a performance. He will be joined by lover of traditional folktales, Olivia Armstrong, who regularly performs stories for young children in Kensington Palace and Hampton Court.
For those with toddlers in London this May 2015 half term, children are invited to explore the Royal Albert Hall’s history of music, song movement and dance with these two expert storytellers and entertainers - both of whom also know how to keep an adult audience on their toes, which is fortunate as all children must be accompanied by an adult (although grown ups do not require a ticket).
Suitable for ages 0-4
Discover Art Deco posters
Wednesday 27 May – Thursday 28 May, 10am and 2pm
Despite having been built during the reign of Queen Victoria, The Royal Albert Hall has a vast archive filled with 1920s era Art Deco posters that were used to advertise their ‘Great Tombola’ events and fairs.
This half term, families are invited to go on a historical tour of the building and have a flick through the archives before trying their hand at making their very own vintage posters. We recommend this art activity for children who love history and spending time in the school art room.
Suitable for ages 5-11
Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking
Thursday 28 May, 11am and 2:30pm
This show is great for young science lovers - but don't rule out bringing children who are yet to discover the delights of physics. The Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking cast, placing their tongues firmly into their cheeks and fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, have created a ‘Junior Edition’ of their original production that explores Einstein’s theory of relativity through musical numbers and jokes for both adults and children. Even kids who think children's science activities are boring will fall in love with the high energy and great fun had by everyone on stage. Think of this as a kind of Horrible Histories-like performance, but with science.
Suitable for ages 6-11
Albert’s Band seaside music
Friday 29 May, 12pm and 2:30pm
This Royal Albert Hall children's concert features their resident orchestra, Albert’s Band, will be performing a variety of seaside related songs to coincide with the Beach Boys return to arena. So don't worry if you can’t get tickets to see the famous American rock band, as hopefully Albert’s Band will be making some good vibrations all of their own. Expect seaside shanties and interactive audience experiences from this The Royal Albert Hall’s small band, featuring violins, cellos, trumpets and flutes.
Suitable for ages 0-6, children under 2 go free.
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|What||Half term at the Royal Albert Hall|
|Where||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
26 May 15 – 29 May 15, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|