With the school year finally coming to an end, the summer holidays are well and truly on the horizon and plans once again need to be made.

For those tiny theatre buffs, we’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly theatre shows coming to Manchester. From Peppa Pig to a Roald Dahl classic, check out our guide to the best summer holiday theatre shows for kids of all ages ft. The Lowry, The Bridgewater Hall & Z-arts…

Peppa Pig: My First Concert | The Bridgewater Hall | Sat 30 July | Starts 2pm | From £15.50

From Mozart to muddy puddles, be sure to check out The Bridgewater Hall’s innovative kids musical, Peppa Pig: My First Concert.

A great way to introduce your little ones to live orchestra in an interactive and inclusive way, follow the lives of Peppa and George as they learn all about different sounds that instruments make together.

Playing some of the top tunes from the show, this will be a great opportunity to immerse your kids in live music, while encouraging them to show off their musical ability too!

Suitable for ages 18 months+.

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, Tel: 0161 907 9000
Identical | The Lowry | Fri 19 Aug - Sat 3 Sept | Various times | From £18

Dubbed “the must-see musical of the summer,” The Lowry is putting on an exciting new adaptation of Erich Kästner’s iconic novel, The Parent Trap.

Totally revamping the story, Kästner will be bringing a “twin-sational” musical element to the tale with the help of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the multi-award-winning writers of the West End hit Honk!.

The story follows the peculiar lives of two twin girls who were separated at birth but miraculously reunite at summer camp a decade later. Upon meeting, the twins make the decision to trade places and live each other’s life…

Suitable for ages 8+.

Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, Tel: 0343 208 6000
Matilda Jr. | Z-arts | Fri 26 Aug | From 2pm | From £12

Coming to Hulme’s Z-arts and brought to you by The Manchester Musical Youth is the much-anticipated production of Matilda Jr.

If you’re in the mood for something a little more high-energy and laugh-out-loud then this one’s for you.

Based on the Roald Dahl classic tale, The Manchester Musical Youth will add their unique charisma and charm to the story.

All about championing the hilarity of childhood anarchy, the power of imagination and the unity in rebellion – bring your little one along to see the school of “revolting children” who will definitely be the ones teaching the grown-ups a lesson once and for all.

Suitable for all ages.

335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5ZA , Tel: 0161 226 1912
Sat 30 Jul
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Tue 26 Jul 2022