MAC’s fresh line-up of Children & Family Highlights over August and September 2022

Over the next few months MAC has a jam-packed schedule to help keep little ones entertained this August and September. From Theatre, to Cinema screenings, Sing-A-Long sessions and Colourbox interactive workshops – MAC has something for everyone!


To kick-start August, we have a Cinema screening of the critically-acclaimed Minions 2: The Rise Of Gru; discover the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic yellow Minions, showcasing between Friday 5 – Thursday 11 August. On Sunday 7 August Colourbox will be returning for a relaxed screening of Kirikou & The Sorceress. Make sure to drop in before the film for a free workshop creating garden tapestries, led by artist Roo Dhissou. On Friday 12Saturday 13 August we’ll be screening the 1970 cultivated classic: The Railway Children, followed by the sequel The Railway Children Return on Sunday 14Thursday 18 August. DC League of Super-Pets is coming to our Cinema screens on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September.


Join us for the No Outsiders Festival: Fairy Dust Party on Sunday 7 August – expect funky fairies, an interactive, playful adventure and a fabulous disco party! Beautiful costumes and dramatic dances accompany an explosion of colour as MAC comes alive with carnival for North Birmingham Alliance: Caribbean Flora on Saturday 13 August. Presented by Birmingham 2022, there’ll be crafting and dance workshops throughout the day culminating in a magnificent carnival procession to bring colour and pulsating rhythms to the green surroundings of Cannon Hill Park, a day for all the family to enjoy. Another outdoor show at MAC in store for Sunday 14 August is Eye Music Trust: Music of the Spheres. This spectacular show sees an aerial dancer spinning and spiralling as she performs within a huge transparent Sphere filling.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So join us for a kid’s classic: Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope and meet Bloody Mary in MAC’s Outdoor Theatre on Monday 29 August.Entering September,on Sunday 4 September Colourbox will be returning fora screening ofthe children’s book classic Celestine. Before the relaxed screening, join the Colour Box team for an hour long drop-in workshop.Additionally presented by Birmingham 2022, Stan’s Café will be joining us for Precious Emily; a playful and fun theatre show for everyone aged +9, telling the stories of two inspirational weightlifters. This is a bi-lingual show, performed in English & BSL.

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