We want to make it as easy as possible for you and your children to enjoy the arts and for you to feel confident when you visit us with your family. We are enthusiastic supporters of the Family Arts Standards and are always looking for ways we can improve the experience of our younger visitors and their adults.
Things to Do
We run events for children from 1 year old and upwards throughout the year, with a particular focus on activities during school holidays. These events are featured in our season brochure and you can find all family friendly events on our website HERE
We’ve got lots to fire up young imaginations all year round. Our Allsop Gallery hosts around 12 different exhibitions throughout the year and is free to enter – so why not pop in with the kids?
How do I know if it’s suitable for my children?
We try and indicate the target age range on events for children and young people. Some events have a suggested age range, for example, 5-8 years. This doesn’t mean that children of other ages won’t enjoy it – it just hasn’t been designed exactly with them in mind!
Family Meal Times
The Pantry has a children’s menu with plenty of choice for smaller appetites, from lighter bites to more filling main meals. All food is homemade and cooked fresh to order. Our staff will be happy to help to try and make sure that all tastes and dietary requirements can be accommodated – just let us know what you need!
View the children’s menu
If you are visiting with an infant and are breastfeeding then please feel free to do so wherever you and your child feel comfortable. If you are bottle-feeding and need a bottle warmed up, please ask our staff – they’ll be happy to help you.
For your convenience, our baby changing station is located in the Accessible Toilet, adjacent to The Pantry café.
The theatre, the Pantry café, baby changing area and toilets are all fully accessible via the ground floor. The Allsop Gallery is accessed via stairs or a platform lift that regrettably is not suitable for pushchairs. There’s plenty of room for you to leave your pushchair or pram in the area by the entrance to The Pantry. We can accommodate up to four pushchairs at a time.