KidsFest is coming to the Atkinson Southport

Photo: The Snow Queen can be seen at The Atkinson on Thursday 29 October at 6pm.

We have lots of events and activities with authors, poets, monsters, bears and bubbles for all ages.

Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, The Snow Queen!

This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell.

“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers…a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” – Dance Europe

Ballet Theatre UK’s renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score!

Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsy’s, enchanted reindeer and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue traveling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter!

“Critics Choice – Top 5 productions touring the UK” – The Independent

Kidsfest takes place every year during October half term. It is a chance for The Atkinson to showcase its leading offer for families across the Museum, Galleries, Theatre, Library and free arts and craft activities.

Don’t forget to visit the Bakery during October half term, as we launch our new children’s menu. The menu has been designed with our younger audience in mind by our new chef.

The Snow Queen can be seen at The Atkinson on Thursday 29 October at 6pm.

Tickets are £15 / £12 under 16’s / £45 family ticket plus booking fee and are available online at or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.

This year we are working with our friends at Southport BID to celebrate Halloween and the Southport Comedy Festival to bring you and your family lots of spooky funny fun!

Date:  Saturday 24 October 2015  – Saturday 31 October 2015

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