Where The River Runs

Full House Theatre will stage dance theatre performance Where The River Runs this February for Barnsley school children and families – for free.

Where The River Runs is a captivating piece of dance for children aged 4+. It’s the simple story of a stranger trying to cross a river and what happens when water comes to life. This dynamic and beautiful piece will have both children and their grownups enthralled with stunning movement, great storytelling and some spectacular lifts!

Where The River Runs has been funded by Arts Council England through the strategic touring project From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones, headed up by Full house Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture. The project aims to enable more school children, young people and their families to see more quality family theatre in venues across the UK – including The Civic, Barnsley. Selected Barnsley schools will also be given the opportunity to have the piece performed in their school halls.

The Civic, Barnsley are offering Barnsley families the opportunity to see this high quality, fun and entertaining dance performance for free in Barnsley Central library on Saturday 4 February at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Barnsley will be the first stop in a wider UK community tour that will move on to Leighton Buzzard and Thurrock before touring schools throughout Bedfordshire with schools performances also scheduled for Bury St Edmunds, Barnsley and Thurrock.

Where The River Runs is at Barnsley Central Library on Saturday 4 February at 11.30am. This show is free.

For more information and to book visit Barnsley Civic or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

The Elves and The Shoemaker

Then join Full House Theatre at The Civic on Sunday 23 April on a high jinks journey of joy and rediscovering of the past in their family show The Elves and The Shoemaker.

In this topsy-turvy re-telling we meet Geoff, a lovable retired shoemaker. Now in his twilight years Geoff struggles with his memory and the patchwork of his past.

One day at the bottom of his garden he is visited by two magical friends who help him to recall the old days in the shoe shop, reliving the hard times, the good times and the magic! The Elves help Geoff to remember his glorious past and eventually he realises that a little bit of elf magic is all he needs to give his wife the only thing she’s ever wanted, just in time for her 90th Birthday.

The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh out loud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic! Just like a comfy old slipper, The Elves and the Shoemaker is a story sure to make old and young alike feel all warm and cosy inside. 

The Elves and The Shoemaker is at The Civic on Sunday 23 April at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 full price, £6 concessions and £5 children.

For more information and to book visit Barnsley Civic or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

The Civic, Barnsley

A multi-purpose theatre and art gallery based in Barnsley, The Civic presents world-class accessible performances and exhibitions throughout the year, to audiences in the heart of South Yorkshire.

Opening times

Gallery: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time)

Box Office: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)


Telephone : 01226 327000

Email : Barnsley Civic


Address : The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

Facebook: The Civic Barnsley

Twitter: The Civic Barnsley


Arts Council England, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council


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