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Tea Dance for Little People

The Story of the Willow Tree: Family Day

  • Events run:
    10:30am - 3:15pm
  • Workshop tickets:
    £7 per child
  • Concert tickets:
    £10 per person (£8 conc)
  • Great for ages:
    3 - 8

Explore the dramatic story of the Mandarin and his quest to find his long lost daughter on this interactive day of activities and music for the whole family. Live the story through music, song, dancing and treasure hunting surprises from Tea Dance for Little People.

Choose from a range of workshops and enjoy the interactive concert at the end of the day. Plus we have free activities throughout the day to keep little ones occupied in between workshops. These include storytelling from our friends at the Stratford Library, and an adventurous journey through musical instruments led by Penny Osmond from our Acorn Project.

Make music and get crafty to start the day!

10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Start your day with three different fun-filled workshops: create eastern-inspired soundscapes, make your very own Willow Pattern plate or cup, learn the dance of the bluebirds.


2.30pm - 3.15pm
Round off your day at this fun-packed interactive family concert

Ways to save

Book tickets for workshops and The Story of the Willow Tree and save money:

Concert plus 1 workshop | £15 per child
Concert plus 2 workshops | £18 per child
Concert plus 3 workshops | £20 per child

You’ll need to buy adult tickets for the concert separately

Useful to know

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

Planning your visit
To make your trip an enjoyable experience we've put together some handy information to make planning easy.

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.

Ways to save

Buy tickets for both the concert and workshops and save money on your order:

The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus one workshop - £15 per child
The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus two workshop - £18 per child
The Story of the Willow Tree concert plus three workshops - £20 per child

Adults don't need a ticket for workshops, but will for the concert. Just add your tickets to the basket and your savings will appear automatically.

Music Making
Learn how to use an instrument to create soundscapes inspired by eastern music.

Dance of the Bluebirds
In this movement and vocal workshop children learn movement and lyrics to sing and dance along in the concert.

Visual Arts
Inspired by the Willow Tree, make make your very own Willow Pattern plate or cup.