Wheee! Festival 2018

Monday 28 May – Sunday 3 June, 12noon-5pm
Highfields Park

Our eagerly awaited international festival of theatre and dance for children is the place to be this May half term holiday. With high quality shows in the theatre, a brand new Luminarium and our ever-popular Free Family Weekend in the park, you can rest assured that you and the little ones will be entertained and amazed.

The Wheee! Family Weekend, supported by The Woodland Trust will take place on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June, and as usual there will be lots of arts and craft activities plus outdoor theatre and dance performances. The fun will start at mid-day (although the Luminarium will be open from 11am with the usual ticketed entry) and will entertain family members of all ages. A full programme for the Wheee! Family Weekend will be available in April.

  • LUMINARIUM “Luminarium”
    Monday 28 May - Sunday 3 June
    Architects of Air have toured to more than 40 countries across five continents with their extraordinary structures which astonish and delight audiences of all ages. Each luminarium is an intriguing shape, with interiors that are brilliantly iridescent and a maze of dazzling and unexpected spaces.

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  • Where’s Jamie? “Where’s
    Saturday 19 May - Sunday 1 July
    To celebrate the launch of BBC’s premier football drama Jamie Johnson, this unique exhibition invites you to put the places to the faces. Discover the real life locations that became the part of the Jamie Johnson story, taking Jamie from his Beeston bedroom to global super stardom!
  • Where It All Began “Where
    Monday 28 May - Sunday 3 June
    A rare opportunity to watch the original pilot episode of this Emmy, Bafta and RTS nominated series – 15 minutes of exclusive material previously unseen by public audiences. Brought to you by award-winning Nottingham photographer Marcus Tate and Director of the TV series, Joe Talbot from the Short Form Film Company.
  • The Princess & The Pea “The
    Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 May
    A charming and beautifully quirky dance theatre adaptation of this favourite Hans Christian Andersen story by the brilliant Norwegian company Dybwikdans.  Children are encouraged to help the King to decide whether this unusual creature really is a Princess!
    Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 May
    Make a fantastic peg puppet with fabric scraps and other household bits and pieces, and then devise your own fairy tales to act out.
  • Is This a Dagger? “Is
    Friday 1 June
    A tale of foul and fortune, murder and deceit, Macbeth is a gory, bloody and darkly wonderful tale of one man and his pursuit of power. Andy Cannon‘s Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth distils the essence of this epic play into an entrancing one-man, one-hour version for audiences young and old.
  • Stick by me “Stick
    Saturday 2 June
    A playful and quirky new show for young children featuring a man and an awful lot of lolly sticks. Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of international hit show White.
  • Wheee! Family Weekend “Wheee!
    Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June
    The Wheee! family weekend is always special and this year is no exception. There will be lots of arts and craft activities plus outdoor theatre and dance performances to entertain family members of all ages. The fun will start at mid-day (although the luminarium will be open from 11am with the usual ticketed entry). The Wheee! Family Weekend is supported by The Woodland Trust.