Waterside in Sale, Trafford will be embracing the upcoming festive season with theatre, comedy, family shows, plus Cosgrove Hall Exhibition Frame by Frame. Waterside Gift Shop will be open selling stunning arts and crafts by local artists, and ‘Sup Bar will be serving a range of Christmassy drinks and snacks.
Mr Popper’s Penguins
Wed 27 Nov – Tue 31 Dec – times vary
Puppets, penguins, packing crates and pure magic abound in this phenomenally popular and successful production of Mr Popper’s Penguins which returns to Manchester this Christmas. Running from Wednesday 27 November through to 31 December, acclaimed children’s theatre company Pins & Needles bring their award-winning and smash-hit show to Waterside in Sale for frost-filled, festive fun for all the family.
Thu 19 – Sun 22 Dec – times vary
The perfect alternative family Christmas experience for babies and their grown-ups, Glisten is performed to a small audience by Half Moon Theatre, creating an intimate and welcoming theatrical experience.
Christmas Shopping with Chris Difford
Wed 11 Dec | 19:30
Chris Difford, with his Squeeze co-founder, Glenn Tilbrook has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love. This December, Chris is at Waterside with his stand up, sit down book and music show telling stories and singing songs.
ComedySportz Improvised Panto
Fri 13 & Sat 14 Dec – times vary
Heroes, villains, songs and silliness are guaranteed, as the gang improvise a brand new pantomime for every show using only suggestions from the audience and a sprinkling of fairy dust. Every adventure will be jam-packed with gags, games and unexpected delights – oh yes it will! Fantastic alternative family friendly festive fun.
Barbara Nice Festive Special
Sun 15 Dec | 19:30
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, Barbara Nice is back by popular demand with her annual festive shindig complete with raffle, tombola and mince pies. Join her in a bumper bundle selection box of seasonal fun with all the trimmings.
A Christmas Carol in Concert
Sun 22 Dec | 19:30
This unique retelling of Dickens’ heart-warming tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder.
Cosgrove Hall: Frame by Frame
Exhibition – runs until Sat 4 Jan
Cosgrove Hall Films Archive takes you right back to the basics of animation detailing the processes behind some of the best loved children’s animation. The exhibition will break down the most complex Cosgrove Hall series, such as The Wind in the Willows, looking at the finer details of production, with original puppets, costumes, production material and inside stories.
Waterside Festive Gift Shop
Open until Sat 4 Jan
Artwork, Jewellery, cards, prints and crafts made by talented local artists and makers.
Gift Vouchers are also available to buy and can be exchanged for tickets for any shows at Waterside or can be spent in ‘Sup Bar!
Waterside’s trendy ‘Sup Bar will be open Monday to Saturday 10am til 4pm and later on event nights, serving a wide range of hot and cold drinks (including Mulled Wine and Cider!) and light snacks.
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