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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.”

“Very enjoyable performance. Held the children’s attention with storytelling.”

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

Our next production brings you half term fun:

Half Moon presents

Young Herbert’s Horrors

a Justin Coe production for ages 4-9

Wednesday 30 October at 11am and 2pm: Tickets: £3.75 (group rate)/£4 (individual rate)

Young Herbert is a little horror. Living on a boat should be the ideal life for a wannabe pirate, but the boat’s grounded until Herbert can learn to tidy his cabin, eat his greens and be more polite. A big storm brews up when Herbert is sent home from school and Mum calls on Great Uncle Albatross – navy captain and scourge of all pirates – to warn him of the dangers of rebellion.

But who is Great Uncle Albatross and do his cautionary tales really have the power to make Young Herbert behave? Or will they just give Young Herbert the horrors?

Featuring swashbuckling verse, jaunty music, gallows humour and the obligatory parrot, Young Herbert’s Horrors is Justin Coe’s brand new spoken word show for children, following the highly popular Big Wow, Small Wonder.

Bravo! Fabulous, funny and the children were mesmerised.” – Audience Member, Half Moon Theatre

“Thoroughly enjoyed, kept the children’s interest throughout – very clear and funny.” – Audience Member, Half Moon Theatre

Performances last 45 minutes.

Book here for the 11am performance

Book here for the 2pm performance

The egg and Travelling Light present

Snow Mouse

Tuesday 3 December to Saturday 7 December at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm: Tickets: £5

An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young

Specially designed for audiences aged 6 months to 4 years and their families.

Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world.

Just when they are starting to feel a bit lonely they find a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze.

Come and join the two new friends on their adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music.

This delightful show has already wowed audiences across the country with sold out runs in London and Bath. We are thrilled to share this unique experience with audiences in Yate. This is what previous audiences said:

It was a magical experience and made us all feel warm and tingly! 

It was wonderful, perfectly pitched and paced. A great Christmas treat .

Magical and made us examine the wonder around us.

Book here for all performances

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Planning your visit to Family Theatre @ Yate Library


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.

Refunds and Exchanges

Tickets are non-refundable. If possible, tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same production with at least one week’s notice, subject to availability.  Please note that if a show is fully sold out we will be unable to exchange tickets. Please email one week in advance if you wish to enquire about an exchange.


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