Families won’t want to miss out on a whole host of fantastic children’s entertainment and workshops coming up at the Queen’s Theatre this spring half term!

For those that love getting creative the theatre is hosting two tutor-led Create & Play Mornings throughout the week – Surprising Superheroes on Monday 12 February and Animal Antics on Wednesday 14 February. Little ones aged 4 – 6 will be able to use their imagination and enjoy two hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. Workshops start at 10am and cost £10 per child.

Youngsters who simply can’t sit still can keep active by taking part in a Street Dance Masterclass on Tuesday 13 February. They’ll have great fun learning hip hop dance skills from an industry professional. This two-hour masterclass is £8 and starts at 10am for children aged 6 – 9 years and 1pm for children aged 10 – 14 years.

Children who love musicals have the fantastic opportunity to participate in a two-hour Musical Theatre Masterclass on Thursday 15 February. They will sing and dance their way through one of their favourite musical numbers and learn a full routine from a West End show! This masterclass is £8 and runs from 10am – 12pm for children aged 6 – 9 years and from 1pm – 3pm for 10 – 14 year-olds.

Celebrated Essex storyteller Mike Dodsworth brings the popular story The Princess and the Pea to life on Saturday 17 February at 10am. He creatively animates the world and characters with lots of imagination and fun. This Story Play workshop costs £5 per child (5 – 7 years) and no adult ticket is required.

Finally, don’t miss an exciting mix of wonderful magic and balloon-modelling from one of the UK’s finest magicians and balloon artists. Back by popular demand, Trevor Cline’s Amazing Magic and Balloons will be performing in the foyer on Saturday 17 February at 11.30am. Amazement, fun and laughter guaranteed!

For more information and to book tickets for any of these events call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or go online at queens-theatre.co.uk