Christmas 2019!

From the wedding of the century to the return of a sell-out show and a festive family fun day, this holiday season at Z-arts is a welcoming winter wonderland for the whole family.

Friday 6 December

Festive Family Jam

Friday Night is Family Night at Z-arts, and on Friday 6 December we’re pulling out all the stops for a Soul & Motown Festive Family Jam!

Before we get grooving we’ll be getting into the Christmas Spirit down the road at the Ascension Church making paper lanterns (3pm – 5pm) then we’ll be wandering back towards Z-arts to watch the Winter Light switch on at Hulme Park. After that we’ll be getting warm and toasty in Z-arts as Yemi Bolatiwa & The Jam Jivers perform a special Soul & Motown Festive Family Jam live in Z-cafe (4.30pm – 6.30pm). There will also be performances from Z-arts’ Popstars and Levi’s Music Project members and Gill will be keeping little ones entertained with storytelling when the musicians take a well-earned mince pie break.

Suitable for: The whole family

Saturday 7 December

The Magic of Christmas Past

Hulme, 1843. Charles Dickens has just published a Christmas Carol and festive magic makes the air sparkle. Join the whole Z-arts team as we go back in time for Victorian games, seasonal stories told by characters from Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Christmas craft activities and maybe even a snowball fight! In our cinema we’ll be showing A Muppets Christmas Carol and Scrooged.

Suitable for: The whole family

Wednesday 11 December – Saturday 14 December

The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Presented by Scamp Theatre

The team behind Stick Man present the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet…

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty’s side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry’s place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special day?

This heart-warming and award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style.

Suitable for: 3+


Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 December

Twinkle Twinkle

Presented by Touched Theatre

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself…

Twinkle Twinkle is a heart-warming adventure in melody and light, made especially for very young audiences for Christmas by an award-winning team of artists. The show features brilliant puppetry, magical interaction and a gorgeous original score.

Suitable for: 1 – 3 years