Tickets for the first ever Ellesmere Port Family Theatre Festival are now on sale.

We're bringing world-class theatre, music and poetry to Ellesmere Port, plus free arts and crafts activities before and after each show. Perfect for entertaining and amazing your children in the October holidays!

Book your tickets now for some amazing shows in three great venues across the town.

Fairytales Gone Bad

Tuesday 31st October - Ellesmere Port Library - 11am & 2pm

Two extra special Halloween treats from award-winning performance poet Joseph Coelho, who reveals the grim and grisly (and very funny) stories behind your favourite fairy tales.

Discover the gruesome tale of zombie Cinderella and her vampire prince in Zombie-Rella and Blood Red Hood (11am performance).

Then more tales with a twist in Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling (2pm performance.)

Catapluf's Musical Journey

Thursday 2nd November - The Civic Hall - 11am & 2pm

Catapluf's Musical Journey is a large-scale spectacle, following Catapluf as he discovers music in everything: pans, water, drums, even the human body.

Kids (and their grown-ups) will be swept up in the imaginative, musical story, learning all about the different instruments and musical styles of the world.

Book tickets here.

Happily Ever After

Friday 3rd November - Whitby Hall - 11am & 2pm

The queen is impatient. Her lazy son will never be king until he grows up, gets married and starts acting like one.

She invited hundreds of princesses from across the land, but he isn't impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother...

A delightful, wordless 'fairy tale with a twist' created by Action Transport Theatre in partnership with The Proud Trust.

Book tickets here.

Book tickets for all shows here.

About the Ellesmere Port Big Imaginations Festival

Fairytales Gone Bad, Catapluf's Musical Journey and Happily Ever After are coming to Ellesmere Port's Civic Hall as part of the Big Imaginations Festival. Throughout October Half Term week we'll be bringing world-class theatre to three venues in Ellesmere Port: The Civic, The Library and Whitby Hall. There will be other Big Imaginations Festival performances at venues all over the north west. 

Big Imaginations Festival