News, events and schools' information for families across Bristol

Spring is in full bloom at the Bristol Hippodrome. Over the coming months there’s a great selection of stand-up comedy, live music, exciting drama and a host of award-winning touring shows to choose from.

Demon Dentist
Thu 6 – Sat 8 Apr

Join Alfie and Gabz on this fabulous adventure, as they investigate the strange events happening in their home town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillows! Alfie and Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself, in this hilarious and thrilling story!

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The Magic of Motown
Sun 9 Apr

Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown! Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular. You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many, many more.

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Sing-a-Long-a Encanto
Mon 10 Apr

Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly Magical. From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Frozen,  the brand new smash hit film musical of 2021 about the Family Madrigal with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing. Sing your heart out with our live host, who will teach you some dance moves, help you create some magic and show you how to use your free props bag. Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.

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Mother Goose
Wed 12 – Sun 16 Apr

Who puts a panto on in April? Ian McKellen and John Bishop do! Enjoy the end of the Easter Holidays with Mother Goose, the ultimate family-friendly panto – full of fun, farce and surprises that will make you honk out loud. Get ready for fairies with hefty vocal chords, puppets with tap dance qualifications and impeckably constructed mayhem that will have the whole family quacking up!

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Ryan Adams
Mon 17 Apr

Ryan Adams announces his long-awaited return to the UK with a solo tour throughout April 2023. Multi-Grammy nominated, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has announced his long-awaited return to the UK where he will play an intimate eight-date solo tour. The concerts will feature Ryan, his guitars and a piano in an acoustic tour-de-force – playing songs across his awe-inspiring catalogue.

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Seven Drunken Nights
Tue 18 Apr

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2023. In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

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Welsh National Opera – Blaze of Glory! & The Magic Flute
Tue 25 Apr – Sat 29 Apr

Set in a 1950s Welsh Valleys’ community Blaze of Glory! follows the fortunes of a small group of miners who embark upon a musical escapade by reforming their Male Voice Choir to raise spirits following a mining disaster.

Step into a land of mystery, magic and adventure. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection Tamino sets off on his quest to save Pamina from the grip of an evil enchanter, accompanied by his sidekick the endearing Bird Catcher.

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