Family fun

This summer, chill out among the wildflowers in Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, cool off in the spray of Jeppe Hein’s Appearing Rooms fountain and boogie in the sun to performances on our free outdoor stage.

Disco Loco is hosting family-friendly parties throughout the summer, bringing you back-to-back tunes with live music, performers and cabaret.

ZooNation Youth Company’s exhilarating new show Tales of the Turntable takes a trip with Eric and his grandfather through musical history, from hip-hop, funk and soul through to disco, house and rap.

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Puppet from Rug Rhymes

Free

Free

Various times
3 May 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Various times | 3 May 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
family & young people
under 5s
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
U.Dance at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00 am | Sat 20 Jul 2019
family & young people
dance
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase
Navadal Showcase South Asian Youth Dancers
5:30 pm
Sat 20 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 20 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi
U Dance: Pop Ups, breakdancing performer

Free

Free

Various times
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Various times | 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Delight in dance as young dancers showcase their talents over two free afternoon performances
Delight in dance as young dancers showcase their talents over two free afternoon performances
U. Dance Showcase, youth dancers performing
Various times
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Various times | 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
family & young people
dance
Witness the best young dance talent from across the UK perform in two explosive shows
Witness the best young dance talent from across the UK perform in two explosive shows
DJ and young dancers

Free

Free

Various times
14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
family & young people
accessible events
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
U Dance: Youth Dance Ceilidh, ceilidh dancers

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
family & young people
folk & world
Reel, jig and morris around our site at a day of free folk dancing workshops and performances
Reel, jig and morris around our site at a day of free folk dancing workshops and performances
U. Dance Young Creatives
2:30 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Where next for dance? The choreographers of tomorrow present imaginative new works
Where next for dance? The choreographers of tomorrow present imaginative new works

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
You’ve got rhythm – tap into it at a jazz music and dance workshop with Tomorrow's Warriors
You’ve got rhythm – tap into it at a jazz music and dance workshop with Tomorrow's Warriors
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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15 Aug - 26 Aug
family & young people
accessible events
Travel through musical history at a ZooNation Youth Company show for all the family

Disco Loco

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Pete Woodhead
DJ and young dancers
14 Jul - 26 Aug
family & young people
accessible events
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
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