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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 performance in the summer holidays celebrates this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase.

Roustabout presents


Saturday 24 August at 11.30am and 2.30pm: Tickets: £3.75 (group rate)/£4 (individual rate)

We are entranced by the Moon.

It controls our tides, marks our time, and has inspired countless stories, myths, songs, and poems.

And in July 1969, we walked on its surface.

Featuring astronauts, lovelorn science teachers, werewolves, and a special guest appearance by the Moon itself, supported by a talented cast of household objects, Luna is a rich feast of storytelling, music, history and science, celebrating this fascination with our oldest friend.

A must see for children of all ages – even the big, grown-up ones.” Time Out on Hulse’s One Small Step

For everyone over seven.

Performances last approx. 55 minutes

Book here for the 11.30am performance

Book here for the 2.30pm performance


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


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.




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