Families can come together to explore and engage with our unique theatre beyond the performances on stage through a variety of Family Friendly events and classes. We are a proud member of the Family Arts Standards.

Facilities and Location

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly venue, with baby changing facilities (in both female and male toilets), special refreshments and high chairs for little ones in our café - and lots of space for buggies and lively toddlers!

Oaklands Park is located on the cusp of Oaklands Park which includes picnic tables and a children’s adventure playground - perfect for letting off energy after a show or coffee morning, and making it a proper day out.

The Café

Our light and airy café is open Monday to Saturday from 10am, and serves fantastic coffee, a range of hot and cold drinks, freshly prepared sandwiches, delicious cakes and hot food options. Outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi are available.

Events and Workshops

Our season programme includes a range of activities and workshops for families, designed to complement the productions you'll see on stage. Visit our Family Friendly page to find out more about what we have to offer this season.

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Family Friendly Events

Little Notes (ages 3 months to 4 years)

Take part in live music, led by classically-trained opera singer and musician Mark Bradbury from Little Notes. He uses his voice and also plays a range of instruments including guitar, flute, piano and ukulele.

Mark creates an interactive musical space where children and adults can be guided as they explore sounds, shapes, rhythms and rhymes together. In a relaxed and stimulating environment, you will have fun and meet new friends.

Little Notes sessions run on Thursdays during term time. Booking is for the whole term. Places for siblings are offered at half price and younger siblings under 12 months can attend for free; a free place must be booked for them. For more information or to be added to our waiting list please email leap@cft.org.uk or contact the Learning, Education and Participation department on 01243 784437.

Once the term has commenced, you can join at any time, subject to availability. Simply email leap@cft.org.uk telling us which class you would like to join and we can book you a place or add you to our waiting list.

Taking Part Families.

Summer term

21, 28 September
5, 12, 19 October
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
7 December