Skip’s Club, created and run by Theatre Royal Brighton, presents a regular programme of special events, activities and workshops for children and families.

Their new programme for autumn and Winter includes the return of our popular After School Club and some great Saturday morning sessions designed for children and adults to take part together.

Theatre Royal are once again part of the national Family Arts Festival. This year they have two specially made shows, The Secret Staircase (for 3 – 7 year olds) and Stage Secrets (for everyone 8+). Both take place during half term and are wonderful experiences for families, taking them to hidden parts of the theatre and divulging a few of the secrets about the people who have visited, worked and lived in Theatre Royal Brighton.


Skip’s After School Club (Wednesdays)

Fun and informal after school sessions for 6 – 10 year olds. Each session includes warm up games, a look on stage, drama and craft activities and squash and biscuits. 4pm – 5.30pm; £5.50 per session

Wed 24 Sept
Flappers & Gangsters
It’s the 1920s and The Charleston is all the rage – learn how to do it in this making, doing and dancing session

Wed 1 Oct
Travel back in time to the games, fashions and inventions of Victorian times

Wed 22 Oct
Expelliarmus! Get your wizarding skills ready for this Harry Potter themed workshop

Wed 5 Nov
Minecraft The worlds gone square shaped! Making and doing the Minecraft way – without computers!

Wed 19 Nov
Light & Sound Find out how light and sound effects help to create different atmospheres

Wed 26 Nov
Playing Puppets
Make and use your own puppet to tell a tale

Wed 10 Dec
Stage Make Up Create an icy look for our Winter Wonderland themed
make up session


Skip’s Family Workshops (Saturdays)

Fun and informal sessions for children and their adults to share. Make, play and have fun together as an experienced workshop leader guides you through a themed session and encourages your imaginations to run wild! Saturdays 10.30am – 12.30pm £6.50 per person (both children and adults need a ticket)

Sat 20 Sept
Mythical Creatures
From Dragons and Dwarves to Fairies and Unicorns, choose and create your own mythical creatures and help to create their legend. A making and story telling workshop for families. Most suitable for 5 – 10 year olds

Sat 18 Oct
Blood and Gore!
Find out how yucky scars and ghoulish gashes are created for film and TV and practice your own horrible make-up effects ready for Halloween. Most suitable for 6 – 12 year olds

Sat 22 Nov
Mad Hatters!
Make the maddest and wildest hats you can imagine and then wear them at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Join Alice and friends for a Wonderland themed workshop Most suitable for 5 – 10 year olds

Sat 13 Dec
An icy workshop based around everyone’s favourite Disney film. Making, doing, singing… we may even build a snowman! Most suitable for 4 – 10 year olds

Family Arts Festival
The Secret Stairway & Stage Secrets

The Secret Stairway
Sun 26 Oct and Sun 2 Nov
at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Herringbone Arts present

A brand new show, set backstage at Theatre Royal Brighton, from the creators of the beautiful Echoes and Encores in April.
Most suitable for 3 – 7 years; Tickets £7.50 adults, £6 children/seniors; Family ticket (min 2 children) £24

Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 October at 11am, 1pm & 3pm


Stage Secrets

A fabulous interactive theatrical trip around Theatre Royal Brighton, taking in the building’s history, and the people who worked and visited here. A show is happening around you, but not in the usual way of sitting and watching, you’re in it and involved! This brand new backstage experience created especially for the Family Arts Festival also includes a making workshop.

Most suitable for everyone 8 years +; Tickets £10.50 adults, £8.50 Children/seniors; Family ticket (min 2 children) £34