Theater, music and dance events for children and adults in early 2022

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Thinking of something exciting to do with the kids as we transition from winter to spring? Want to get out of the house for some family fun? Creative Folkestone’s Quarterhouse is back with a bigger and better 2022 lineup than ever!

Quarterhouse Folkestone is a hub of creativity and culture – a unique performing arts venue with a diverse program of theatre, music, film, dance, comedy and more. From singing to engaging dance performances, there are plenty of activities for children and adults, and the team looks forward to welcoming guests back.

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music back to Folkestone with a line-up of musicians including members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society.

Mrs. H and the singing group

On January 25, February 22 and March 29, unique family music from Mrs H & the Sing-along Band. Featuring musicians including members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society, it will bring together folk, soul, Afro, Latin and dub genres with comedy and drama to appeal to audiences of all ages.

Little Murmur is all about taking on challenges and overcoming obstacles.  An honest and funny tale about the trials and tribulations of seeing things differently.
Little Murmur is all about taking on challenges and overcoming obstacles. An honest and funny tale about the trials and tribulations of seeing things differently.

Aakash Odedra Company: Little Whisper

On Sunday, March 6, Aakash Odedra Company and The Spark Arts for Children will present Little Murmur, a stunning visual spectacle based on the true story of a child’s struggle with letters and words. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy an honest and fun tale about the trials and tribulations of seeing things differently, diving into a world of dance, technology and illustration.

This highly visual production features puppet illusion and object theater along with a catchy soundtrack and…there's a really big fish!
This highly visual production features puppet illusion and object theater along with a catchy soundtrack and…there’s a really big fish!

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Pinocchio

On Saturday March 19, Pinocchio from the Norwich Puppet Theater takes the stage. A thrilling reimagining of the classic Italian fairy tale, which follows a puppet’s adventure of self-discovery to become a real boy, the highly visual production incorporates puppet illusion, object theater and an animated soundtrack . It’s perfect for kids ages 4 and up.

Enter the world of Slug and Caterpillar and sit in a giant garden to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY through this hilarious and surreal show for 2-5 year olds and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.
Enter the world of Slug and Caterpillar and sit in a giant garden to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY through this hilarious and surreal show for 2-5 year olds and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

The Theater of the Herd: Slime

Are your little ones into slime? If so, this Herd Theater event, taking place on April 16, is the show for them! Enter the world of Slug and Caterpillar characters and sit in a giant garden to smash, smash and smash your way through a hilarious and surreal production for kids 2-5 and families.

A dance-theatre show for babies and their adults.
A dance-theatre show for babies and their adults.

Xenia Aidonopoulou & Georgia Tegou: underwater

Experience a magical journey into the deep blue sea with Underwater, a beautiful dance-theatre show created especially for babies from 0 to 2 years old. The story follows a ballerina who awakens from a dreamy sleep and finds herself in the ocean, a comforting world of blue lights and bubbles. This multi-sensory performance on Friday April 29th at 11am, 1pm and 3pm is sure to engage and stimulate your baby’s imagination – and there’s plenty for adults to do too!

Four dancers thread their way through the space, inviting babies and children to join them in a warm and playful performance.
Four dancers thread their way through the space, inviting babies and children to join them in a warm and playful performance.

Occasion dance: we touch, we play, we dance

This warm and playful dance event for little ones under 3 sees a group of dancers weaving through the space, inviting babies and children to join them. To music mixed live by a DJ, the dancers respond to the children, guiding them through a series of exchanges and encounters with claps, hugs and dance. There are two performances on Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 2 p.m.

To find out more about what’s happening at Quarterhouse and to book your tickets for any of the events above, click here.

Quarterhouse is a performing arts venue in the cultural heart of Fokestone.
Quarterhouse is a performing arts venue in the cultural heart of Fokestone.