The Children’s Festival hugely popular family evening shows are immense fun for everyone. This year we have a series of superb events so make sure you don’t miss out!  


Dustbin Doris Family Show with Rhubarb Theatre. A Dustbin, a homeless lady and an extra-ordinary tale of courage. In a makeshift home-made cardboard home lives a kind old lady with a heart of gold, rescuing creatures great and small, Dustbin Doris will amaze us all.

All Saints Church Hall 7.00 pm


Beowulf with Rattlebox Theatre. Part of the famous Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in this small but perfectly formed adaption! This show employs engaging storytelling combined with clever puppetry; using many beautifully made puppets, sets and props.

Unitarian Hall 7.00 pm


Dangerous Dave with Noisy Oyster. Dave, definitely more ‘daft’ than ‘dangerous’ and his ridiculous sidekick Herbert Lemon present some of the most mind bendingly silly stunts ever performed…ever…. Marvel as this miniature superhero fights his way out of a wet paper bag…climbs the slippery pole of peril to plunge into a domestic food processor…escapes from the pickled egg jar of DOOM….and becomes the fearless inhuman Canon Ball!!

All Saints Church Hall. 7.00 pm


Family Show with The Spooky Men’s Chorale. The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment.

All Saints Hall Church Hall. 7.00 pm


Family Show with Circus Berzercus. Packed with chaotic clowning, dazzling juggling, unique unicycling, mindboggling magic and audience participation, with a hint of danger. Suitable for ALL the family. All Saints Church Hall 7.00 pm


A Steaming Stomping Ceilidh featuring the music of the Sidmouth Seaside Stompers, calling by Nick Walden and appearances from Harlequin Morris and Jim and Lynette Eldon. Blackmore Marquee. 7.30-10.30 pm

Priced at £64.00 for children aged 6-11 years old (under 5’s are free) the week’s season offers incredible value for money – just over £9.00 per day for a wealth of activities each day and also entry to our fabulous evening Family Concerts. You can of course pay on the door for each event if there is room, although season ticket holders will have priority. Under 5’s can attend their own special events for free.