Family Events

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to the Citadel when you come to watch one of our many family shows.

Our afternoon performances now include a free art & crafts session to keep everyone entertained while they wait for the show to start.

We have a buggy park to safely store buggies and prams and our baby change and baby feeding area are located on the first floor.

You can bring your own snacks and drinks if you like or buy them here at the venue.

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If you have any questions before your visit please give us a call on 01744 735 436 and one of our Box Office team will be happy to help with your query.

Babes in Arms

We offer free ‘Babes in Arms’ tickets for children under the age of 2 who will be sitting in the lap of an accompanying adult. If you wish to have a separate seat for a child under the age of 2 you must purchase a ticket accordingly.

Big Imaginations

The Citadel is delighted to be a part of Big Imaginations, a region-wide group of venues and promoters dedicated to bringing brilliant Children’s Theatre to the North West. From grand auditoriums to rural village halls and everything in between, our mission is to spark the imagination of children aged 0-12 with the wonder of theatre.

Big Imaginations has brought together 15 venues to make the North West’s children’s theatre offer bigger, better and more affordable for more information visit