Dance Umbrella & Philippe Saire

Hocus Pocus

  • Price:
    £8 - £10
  • Duration:
    45 mins
  • Great for ages:

Voyage into the unknown with this dreamlike spectacle, a bewitching gem of a family show, in which gravity dissolves, bodies bravely contort and optical illusions conjure other worlds.

Out of the darkness strange shapes appear as if from nowhere, illuminated by horizontal strips of white light. From here the fantasy into space begins, contained in a stark frame, as two adventurers overcome fear to boldly navigate creatures of the deep, brotherly rites of initiation and flying contraptions.

Leaving room for the imaginations of children to soar, this international hit features two awesomely dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props. Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire directs the ethereal work, with dance, theatre, mime and stage trickery set to music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt.

Speaks wonderfully to its young audience… magnetically draws the gaze.

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Free Spooky Activities

Take part in fun-filled spooky activities just in time for Halloween! Join us on Sat 26th Oct, 11am - 3pm for face painting and craft activities in our foyer, and circus workshops. Plus, turn up wearing your scariest Halloween costume to win a prize.

All activities are free to attend. Booking is required for the circus workshop.

Glow in the Dark Circus Workshop

Practice the dark arts in this interactive workshop from Feel Theatre, where ghostly antics meet circus skills. You can book to attend this interactive workshop for children once you have added tickets to Hocus Pocus to your basket. Each workshop lasts 20 minutes. Time slots are 12:30pm, 1pm & 1:30pm. We ask that parents supervise their children at all times during the workshop, but no tickets are required for the supervising adult.

Ways to save

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Bring friends and family along and pay the concession price for this show. Applied to the following ticket combinations for family shows: 2 adult tickets + 2 child tickets; 1 adult ticket + 3 child tickets; 3 adult tickets + 1 child ticket; and x4 general admissions tickets for the rest of our programme.


Newham residents pay concession prices for this show. This offer will be applied to your basket automatically once you have logged into you account and entered your postcode

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Useful to know

Age guidance
Our 'great for ages' guidance is there to help you decide whether the show is suitable for your children.

Babes in arms
Babies under 12 months are welcome, but will not be allocated a seat.

Planning your visit
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We'll always do our best to let latecomers into a performance, but we won’t be able to do this until a suitable break in the performance. Once a show has started late entry is at the discretion of the Duty Manager, and may not always be possible.

The small print
Tickets are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale.