Family Club at Waterside

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Families are invited to join our fantastic Family Club for just £7.50 per family per year for a range of benefits including:

- Discounted theatre tickets throughout the year

- Over half price entry to Saturday morning Family Club activities

- Half price tickets to Family Films

- Invitations to exclusive events

- Saturday Morning Family Club Activities


Kids, mums and dads can all enjoy action-packed arty fun at our Family Club including art and crafts, story-telling and more. Just drop in anytime on Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm (except where stated otherwise). Activities cost £1 per child for the whole session. All our activities are suitable for children aged four years and over accompanied by an adult (unless stated otherwise). There are a limited number of spaces available on some sessions. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

[Non Family Club members can attend for £2.50 per session.]

Discounted theatre tickets

Buy tickets to family shows at a reduced price, with a priority booking period on best seats at the start of each season. Look out for the special offers flyer which goes to members with the family brochure with a special on sale date exclusively for Family Club. Tickets sell fast so make sure you book quickly!

REMEMBER! You only need to book tickets for a group of 4 for one family show per year to make your money back!

Exclusive events

Get invitations to exclusive events including meeting the cast, going behind the scenes and other VIP events only open to Family Club members throughout the year.

To join, just pop along to our box office at any time to fill out a membership form - we'll then provide you with your family club membership card. For more information on the Family Club, contact our friendly box office team on 0161 912 5616 or email

Family Club timetable

16 September Big Family Open Day 11am – 4pm. Make a paper scroll with bamboo handles.

23 September Woodland themed fragrant pouch - Make a pouch using hessian, felt and beads.


7 October Rocking unicorn - Make a free standing, rocking unicorn with card and felt tips.

14 October Pencil holder – Decorate a small glass jar with patterns using paint, beads & stickers.

21 October Cosgrove Hall opening day special! – Make 3D characters from foam and silk clay

28 October Book of facts – Make a small fabric covered book to fill with drawings and text.

4 November Mixed-media nocturnal drawing – Draw a nocturnal creature cityscape.

11 November Window box drawing – Make a card box frame that opens above a drawing.

18 November Decorative holly plate – Make a clay plate and use holly leaves to make patterns.

25 November Window box drawing – Make a card box frame that opens above a drawing.

2 December Decorative plate – Create a silhouette design on a plate with patterned rim.

9 December Gift box – Draw the night sky bear from our Christmas show ‘The Bear’.

16 December The Bear pencil stoppers and cards – Make pencil stoppers using fimo clay and beads.