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Wheee! Lakeside’s International children’s theatre and dance festival returns

Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June 2013

The annual Wheee! Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival returns to Lakeside this year with a fun-filled week of interactive activities and performances from around the world for the whole family.

This year promises to be as entertaining as ever with highlights including the Architects of Air luminarium in Highfields Park, an exhibition of puppets and machines built by Marc Parrett, a miniature comedy theatre performance about a rabbit escaped from prison and more!

And of course the festival wouldn’t be complete without the free Wheee! Family Weekend in the park. Look out for Pangottic Circus in the amphitheatre, Little Cauliflower’s The Machine, and Pear Shape Productions running riot in the park, together with lots of Make and Do activities and workshops on both days.

Save the dates and look out for further information in the Lakeside ON brochure out in March.

Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD


0115 846 7777






A genuine opportunity for children to develop their singing, dancing and acting skills in fully staged performances!




Youngsters in Mansfield & Nottingham are being urged to take to the stage with local theatre company – New Youth Theatre.


The New Youth Theatre concept is simple.  Children between the ages of 3-17 years are taught how to develop and improve their performing arts skills whilst rehearsing for a fully staged musical each term.  There are three shows a year and the shows are performed at local theatres.  This unique approach to musical theatre brings children of all ages together to enjoy learning new skills, have fun and be onstage!


New Youth Theatre are looking for enthusiastic children interested in taking part in “Fame The Musical”  or “Seussical The Musical Jnr” with rehearsals starting in January 2013.  Taster sessions for both shows are being held in December.  To book a place at the taster call Neil or Vicky on 01623 406284 or visit www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/mansfield or www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/nottingham