Friday 1 December to Sunday 7 January
Jack and the Beanstalk
The giant spectacular family pantomime, roars into Chelmsford Theatre from Friday 1 December 2023 until Sunday 7 January 2024.
Friday 15 December to Sunday 24 December
The Night Before Christmas
An unforgettable adventure full of magic, mischief and festive fun awaits. See the wonder of Christmas unfold in this brand-new production for 3 to 8 year olds, with loads of audience interaction, classic Christmas songs and Santa himself live on stage.
Sunday 7 January
Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.
Friday 19 January to Saturday 20 January
The Greatest Magician
Come and see this dazzling, five star rated magic show that promises to leave you aching with laughter and dizzy in disbelief as James Phelan follows his sell out run of shows in 2022 with a brand-new show.
Saturday 27 January
Egg and Spoon
A perfect, gentle introduction for the very young to the magic of theatre, Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of a magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature.
Tuesday 6 February to Wednesday 7 February
The Gruffalo's Child
Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Let your child’s imagination run wild with songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 upwards.
Sunday 18 February
Ministry of Science Live 2024
The science team are back and more explosive than ever. Join the presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how it shapes the modern world we live in with a few loud bangs along the way.
Thursday 22 February
This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous fairy tale princesses who just love to sing hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus.
Friday 23 February to Saturday 24 February
A play with clay, where a very young audience is invited to participate. Come to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations, a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters.
Sunday 3 March
The Sooty Show
With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, this spectacular celebration of the longest-running children’s television show in the world will delight Sooty fans old and new and is a must-see treat for the whole family.
Sunday 10 March
Rubbish Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Three idiots perform Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, using only a box of tatty wigs, a worn floral dress, and a burst airbed they found by the bins. Featuring clowning, slapstick and knowingly mischievous storytelling, it's joyous family-friendly treat.
Sunday 17 March
The Little Prince
Through mesmerising puppetry and beautiful songs, The Little Prince is here to remind us that the boy who fell to earth teaches his friend, the Aviator about love, life and real happiness.
Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
The sublime and the ridiculous combine in this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams, brought to life using puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy.
Tuesday 2 April
Brace yourselves for TV Gastronaut Stefan Gates’ hilarious, high-tech, highly explosive new family show, packed with science stunts, spectacular experiments and bizarre props.
Sunday 7 April
Dinosaur Adventure Live 2024
Stomp, roar and swish your tail as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have lived on planet Earth. An unforgettable jurassic experience awaits for all the family to enjoy.