Tyne and Wear
8 April @ 6:00
Giraffe, a table-top puppet show without words for age 6+. Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival
9 April @1:00
Tatwood Puppets presents Microbodyssey in which audiences are invited to discover the extraordinary world of microbes (age 7+). Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
10 April @ 1:00
Indigo Moon Theatre presents Mermarella, an underwater Cinderella story combining puppetry and shadow theatre for all ages. Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
11 April @ 1:00
Headstrung Puppets' Cryptid Petting Zoo is a chance to interact with some very unusual creatures, including the extremely rare Mongolian Death Worm and the loveable Giant Beast. Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
11 April @ 7:00
In Hopeful Monster Theatre's Transmographiles, six hands move, morph and combine in unusual ways, creating unexpected creatures and characters. For age 5+. Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
12 April @ 1:00
Drew Colby Shadowgrapher: My Shadow & Me. Like a cartoon created live out of nothing but darkness and light. One person and his shadow meet and go on a shadowy journey. For age 4+. Followed by a 20-minute workshop (included in the ticket price). Part of the Moving Parts Newcastle Puppetry Festival.
Castle Keep, Newcastle
18 April @ 2:30
Cranked Anvil presents Bertie and Gertie’s EGG-cellent Adventure, an Easter panto for under-7s about how Bertie and Gertie go on their first adventure together, battling against the naughty Baron Plopalot, helping the Easter Bunny find his stolen Easter Egg-making machine and so save Easter.
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
11 April @ 11:00 & 3:00
Kid Carpet and Noisy Animals present Noisy Holiday. The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car? (For ages 3–5)
Northern Stage, Newcastle
12 April @ 11:00 and 4:00
Get Lost and Found: Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley for ages 4–7
18 April @ 12:30 and 2:30
Northern Ballet performs Puss in Boots, a ballet specially created for children.
Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle
20 & 21 April (various times)
Enchanted Entertainment's Peter Pan is an Easter panto with Dani Harmer and Bobby Davro.
Playhouse Whitley Bay
21 & 22 April (various times)
Anton Benson Productions Ltd presents Beauty and the Beast, an Easter panto starring Kerry Katona, Tricia Penrose, Basil Brush and Lauren Pratt.
Customs House, South Shields
7 April @ 11:00 & 2:30
It's Sooty's Magic Show in which Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and side-splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage!
10 & 11 April @ 12:00 & 3:00
Arbuthnot and Pals' Super Happy Silly Mega Fun Gameshow! is another gameshow with all-new games for everyone to join in and play, organised by Customs House panto favourite Arbuthnot (David John Hopper).
22 April @ 12:30 & 3:00
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show: elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours. His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd...
Little Theatre, Cleadon
16–17 @ 12:00 & 2:30
Cranked Anvil presents Bertie and Gertie’s EGG-cellent Adventure, an Easter panto for under-7s telling the story of how Bertie and Gertie go on their first adventure together, battling against the naughty Baron Plopalot, helping the Easter Bunny find his stolen Easter Egg-making machine and so save Easter.
Pier Pavilion, South Shields
8–10 April @ 12:00 & 2:45
In Walton-Gunn Productions' Easter panto, Peter Plank in… It’s Bearly Easter, Mammy and Daddy Bear are planning a nice picnic only to be caught up in the dastardly world of villain, Gannabee Hellon, who hopes to use the bears to make money but he doesn’t take into account our plucky hero, Peter Plank.
Arts Centre Washington
13 April @ 11:00 & 2:00
Chicken Licken: a TaleJam , a chance to join in the storytelling antics of a musical band trying to tell the tale of a young chick who can’t decide what to do.