Around the theatre
Sat 11 July 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Family Day

A packed day of free, family-friendly events

Backstage tours (From 10.30am - 12.00pm) Take a peek behind the scenes at the New Vic. A special guided tour round the backstage areas; discover some secrets of the Hoard Festival shows.

Museum in a box (10.00am – 1.00pm) Find out about the Staffordshire Hoard with experts from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Join them for a mini archaeological dig, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon and see replicas of the Hoard treasures.

STORYTIME- The Bone Mystery (12.15pm – 12.45pm) A special storytelling event for young children and their families. What would you do if you found a bone at the bottom of your garden? How would you find out where it came from? What story would the bone have? 

Table plays in the Bar (1.15pm – 2pm) Five-minute plays performed at your table by actors from our Hoard Festival company.

Indoor Archaeological Dig (Sessions at: 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm) The Staffordshire University Centre of Archaeology is calling on budding archaeologists aged six and upwards. Come and discover the treasures hidden in our specially designed, indoor sand-pits! Learn how to excavate and analyse. And hear from real archaeologists about the treasures they have found! Sign up for a session when you arrive. Please note that there are limited places.

Battle wounds workshop (2 – 3pm) Make your own fake blood, give yourself bruises and cuts (without actually hurting yourself), and get made-up. You’ll give everyone a proper scare – just promise to let them know its just pretend!