Pop-up on the patio – Children’s shows at York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal is returning with Pop-up on the Patio. It’s a festival of live outdoor performances on the theatre’s patio stage, featuring performers from across Yorkshire and it all kicks off on 14th August. The festival will take place over three consecutive weekends in August, ending on Saturday 29th August.

Find the full programme of events on the York Theatre Royal website – including plenty for adults –  but here is our pick of the highlights for children, including the fabulous and inimitable Mud Pie Arts and Story Craft Theatre.


– At 11am on Saturday 15, 22 and 29 AugustMud Pie Arts presents their Silly Summer Stories, interactive storytelling for ages 4 to 11.

– At 1pm on Saturday 15 and 22 AugustStory Craft Theatre presents Crafty Tales, an hour of storytelling designed around a picture book for ages 2 to 6.

– York-based writer and director Paul Birch presents a bite-sized improvisation show at 4pm on Saturday 15 AugustFool(ish) is an hour of spontaneous comedy where the audience provide the suggestions and the actors ‘make stuff happen’.

– On Saturday 29 August at 1pmJust Josh presents his Ultimate Family Show, with magic, juggling and balloon art to entertain everyone aged 4 to 104 years.


Fri 14 Aug


All of the day


£5 per ticket


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