Yo Ho Ho! Sing Along with Pirate Pete and the Princess this October

Pirate Pete and the Princess
Pirate Pete and the Princess

FAMILIES are invited to an exciting ‘first theatrical experience’ for tots showcasing this October at the Hexagon in Reading.

Reading Libraries Rhymetime presents ‘Pirate Pete and the Princes,’ produced with Teddies Music Club and made possible with a grant from Arts Council England.

Join regular Rhymetime staff in this fun and interactive show designed especially for babies, toddlers and their families.

There are two performances on Thursday 25 October, at 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult (under 16s are free but children must be accompanied by an adult/parent or guardian).  Limited space is available for pushchairs; if possible please leave pushchairs in the car or at home.

Book advance tickets at www.readingarts.com/hexagon/whats-on/pirate-pete-and-princess or call the Hexagon Box Office on 0118 960 6060.

Reading Rhymetimes and Storytimes

Free storytime sessions for under 5s and rhymetime sessions for babies, toddlers and their families take place at libraries across the borough every week.

Rhymetimes are song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Sessions last half an hour and include all kinds of nursery rhymes and songs. There is no need to book and entry is free but people are encouraged to arrive early. Visit www.reading.gov.uk/rhymetimes for more information.

There are 18 rhymetimes held across Reading every week, throughout the year – including during the holidays – and 4 storytimes a week during term time (with 3 during the holidays).

Over 32,700 children have attended Reading Libraries children’s events from April 2017 to April 2018.

Cllr Sarah Hacker, Reading’s Lead Member for Culture, Heritage and Recreation, said: “The rhymetime sessions offered by Reading’s libraries are extremely popular with families and I’m delighted we are able to offer this special theatre edition with Teddies Music Club.

“We’ve already had two extremely well attended special rhymetime sessions this year in Caversham Court Gardens and in the Abbey Ruins. The Pirate Pete and the Princess show at the Hexagon, thanks to generous Arts Council funding, is a fantastic opportunity to introduce little ones to their first theatrical experience, singing the familiar songs they know and love from the weekly rhymetimes. I’d encourage families to book their tickets now.”



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Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.  Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk

Victoria Nickless

For media enquiries about this release email victoria.nickless@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 3957