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Family Theatre @ Yate Library

South Gloucestershire Libraries, in collaboration with leading theatre companies the egg and Travelling Light, are bringing the very best theatre shows for children, young people and families to Yate Library, right on your doorstep. Families who have been to shows at the Family Theatre said:

“Brilliant performance. Could watch it again.”

“Lovely performance. Really important to have the theatre come to Yate for local child to have exposure to these events.”

“Brilliant performance. Captured the audience very well. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it.”

To encourage everyone to come and try our new theatre venture out, we are asking you to pay what you want for our first performances. Simply watch the show and, at the end, put a donation in the bucket. Just pay whatever you think the experience deserves.


The egg and Margarita Sidirokastriti present Taking Flight

Saturday 15 June with performances at 11am and 2pm

Recommended for children 6+ and their families


Taking Flight chronicles the adventures of a young person who goes on an adventurous international journey away from home. Armed with only a backpack of favourite items, the child’s most treasured possessions help in some surprising and creative ways, to overcome many barriers along the way.


The story intriguingly and inventively is told via the use of minimal storytelling – a pen, a pad of paper and a global soundtrack – mapping the journey, evoking different landscapes and endowing its audience with a profound sense of what it is to be human and to have a place to call ‘home.’


A little play with big themes Stage Talk

It’s a gem…it tells the story in the most creative, touching and uplifting way imaginable. It left us awestruck. Audience Member


Book tickets here for 11am performance

Book tickets here for 2pm performance


Directed by Craig Edwards

Designed by Edwina Bridgeman
Sound Design by Sam Halmarack

Running time approx. 45 minutes

Planning your visit


The library is on one level and has automatic doors. There is a disabled toilet available.


The Library is conveniently located on West Walk in Yate Shopping Centre; Yate Shopping Centre has 4 car parks with 1400 car parking spaces, which allow free parking for up to 4 hours. For SATNAV directions use the postcode BS37 4AP.

It’s also easy to get to Yate shopping Centre by bus; Yate Bus Station has direct access straight into the Shopping Centre. Simply head 20 metres towards the Tesco Extra store and you are in Yate Shopping Centre. The Library is a few minutes’ walk at the other end of the shopping centre. For Bus Service information please go to the First Travel journey planner.

Eating and drinking

Yate Shopping Centre offers lots of opportunities for something to eat or drink before or after the performance from snacks to sit down meals.




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