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 - new for 2016/17!

    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


    29 April: Mixed Media- Make a drawing using paint, ink, wax crayons, pen and a variety of tools to tell a story about your favourite person.

    6 May: Egg Head- Make a magnetised egg shaped head with stick on features to attach to a steel object using pens, wool and more.

    13 May: Artful Playground story telling sessions- Two sessions at 10am and 11am.

    20 May: Design a toy- Draw an imaginary toy design on paper.

    27 May: Jewellery making- Make and decorate your own jewellery with rolled paper, beads, leather and foam.

    3 June: Summer Solstice drawing- Create a beautiful, richly coloured oil pastel drawing inspired by Pierre Bonnard.

    10 June: Plaster paper weight- Pour your own plaster mould paper weight, with an attached peg for small paper notes, and decorate for Father's Day.

    17 June: Artful Playground story telling sessions- Two sessions at 10am and 11am.

    24 June: This session will take place at Trafford Town Hall, Stretford between 11.30-13.30 and will be free

    1 July: Jewellery- Make and decorate your own jewelley with rolled paper, beads, leather and foam.

    8 July: Clay models- Make a clay walrus or penguin.

    15 July: Decorative fabric covered box- Cover a box with fabic and decorate using stencils, gel pens and ribbon.

    22 July: Refract Family Club Special- Watch this space...

    29 July: Refract Family Club Special- Watch this space...