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Grand Soft Day at the Southbank Centre

Part of Spring Family Fun at the South

Running 1st and 2nd June 2024!

Suitable for 2-6 years

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Explore the excitement of the wind, rain, frost and much more in this curious and charming new show that celebrates the wonder of the world around us.

Splashing in puddles, wind whipping your hair, crunching frost under your feet, and rain dripping on your nose – now that’s a grand soft day. A playful show about always being prepared even though you do not know what the day will bring.

Commissioned by The Ark, Grand Soft Day is a predominantly non-verbal piece that combines physical storytelling, live music and colourful wellies, performed by Greg Hall, Helen Gregg, Jonathan Gunning and Linda Scaramella.

It is an international co-production from the award-winning teams of Branar (Ireland) and New International Encounter (UK/Norway).

Branar is one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies making work for children. Based in the West of Ireland, Branar is renowned for creating highly imaginative and beautiful work. The company tours nationally and internationally, bringing its work with equal enthusiasm to leading arts venues as to local schools in Galway, Ireland.

Branar is committed to reaching its audience, wherever they are. Branar’s aim is to install not just wildness inside audiences but wonder, joy, curiosity and compassion.

Established in 2001, New International Encounter (NIE) is an international theatre company that creates award-winning shows and participation projects with young people through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble.

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Dates and Prices Sat 1 June, 11.30am & 2pm
Sun 2 Jun, 11.30am & 2pm
Approximate run time: 45 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.
Standard entry
From Adults £14, Children £14*
Concessions 25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of tickets. Ticket prices may be adjusted without notice to reflect demand.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.
Need to Know Age recommendation
For ages 2 – 6

from £14