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Theatre and museum activities for young and old

Posted onPosted on 11th Jan

Mansfield Palace Theatre and Mansfield Museum are encouraging people to discover their range of learning and engagement activities — from Youth Theatre to learning groups. health and wellbeing activities, and much more.

A spokesman said: “We’re not just about the stage and exhibitions you know!

“We offer a range of opportunities for people of all ages, from tots to those more mature.”

The Youth Theatre, which has free taster sessions, meets weekly in term time at the Palace Theatre with groups for those aged 5-7, 8-12, 12-15 and 16-19. No experience is necessary.

Other activities based at the theatre and museum include:

Write On
If you aged 13 to 19 and not sure how to get into writing, Write On is a free class led by Stacey Moon-Tracy, an experienced local writer and teacher.

Anything goes, poetry, short stories or writing for the stage and screen. To get involved email [email protected]

Make A Start Mansfield
A new group to help people get back on their feet after lockdown. It is about building confidence, making new friends and gently easing yourself back into to mixing with people again.

The group meets on Tuesdays, from 12.30pm to 2pm. Relax, have a chat and, if you wish, take part in arts activities like pottery, knitting or painting.

The sessions are free but small donations are welcome.

Joint school trips and workshops
The theatre and museum host school trips and educational visits.

A spokesman said: We provide a number of unique opportunities, which encourage pupils to engage with people, places and buildings in a distinctive way.

“Be it a back stage tour, a character from history, Romans time trip tours or our much-loved workshop about toys from the past, we’ve got it covered. You can come to us or we can come to you.”

For further information email [email protected]


Mansfield Museum events

Reminiscence Tea Room — Every third Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm, a free, social event ideal for people with memory impairment, their friends and family. No need to book, just drop in and enjoy tea, cake and a friendly chat with volunteers.

Games Cafe — Fortnightly Thursday event, anytime between 1pm and 2.30pm. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit over an old-fashioned board game.

Forgotten Frames — The exhibition shows seldom seen artwoks in a variety of media, displayed in a Victorian-style floor-to-ceiling gallery.

Volunteering — Volunteers are an invaluable part of museum life and it is always on the lookout for people who can spare a few hours. Contact [email protected] for further information.