FREE half term fun for families

A child puts his hand into a paper theatre

23-31 May

Join us for a week of free craft, drama, storytelling and art workshops all about London's theatrical East End. Events for families with children aged 0-11.

Puppet performers
Sat 23 May, 11am – 12.30pm & 2-3.30pm
Let us entertain you! Musicians, jugglers and singers have long been performing on London’s streets. Learn about these entertainers and make a performing puppet in this craft workshop.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

Penny plain
Sun 24 & Thu 28 May, 11am – 12.30pm & 2-3.30pm
Create your own souvenir of the Victorian stage by making a penny plain. Decorate characters and actors from the past then make them perform.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

Paper performances
Mon 25 May, 11am – 12.30pm & 2-3.30pm
Take to the stage by designing your own paper theatre based on the famous examples found in London. Create a cast of characters and let your stories come to life.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

Sounds of the music hall
Tue 26 & Sat 30 May, 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm & 2-2.45pm
Discover the fame found on Victorian London’s stages by learning popular songs and dances. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the stage and become a music hall star yourself.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Drama

Drama in the Docklands
Wed 27 May, 11am - 12.30pm & 2–3.30pm 
In the past, the streets of the Docklands were often filled with pirates, rogues and other colourful characters. Journey back to this exciting time by making pirate props then act out your own drama in our Georgian warehouse.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Art drop-in

The music hall factor
Fri 29 May, 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm & 2-2.45pm
Discover all you need to know to become a star on the music hall stage. Create a costume that is the envy of all East End warblers and learn how to dance like the stars of the Victorian theatre.
Suggested ages: 5+
Event Type: Workshops
 

Find out what free half term events we have planned at the Museum of London.