A Day to Play is our performance workshop programme for children and young people
We offer truly unique dance classes for children and young people that are based on our critically acclaimed productions.
A Day to Play is the perfect mix of performance by professional dancers with an interactive workshop designed for all the family to take part in (even the grown-ups!) Each session is led by professional dancers and our award winning director and first ever Artist in Residence at BBC Radio 2, Thomas Small.
Each month, in partnership with brilliant cultural organisations in Dundee, we present brand new versions of our critically acclaimed productions that have toured the world, in the coolest locations! A Day to Play allows children and young people to be adventurous and explore creativity alongside expert pro dancers.
The sessions help children and young people to develop their self-confidence through a range of stimulating exercises and encourage problem solving and collaboration with others. From the moment you arrive at A Day to Play until the moment you leave, you are immersed in new, exciting worlds!
A Day to Play is intergenerational so they are suitable for children and young people from the age of 2 to 12 and we would LOVE for families to come along too and join in the playtime with a creative adventure with your kids. Carers, grannies, aunties and best pals are all welcome - the more the merrier! You don't need ANY experience to enjoy A Day to Play so come give it a whirl.
No workshop is ever the same and there is NOTHING else like this in Dundee! So, come spend a magical Sunday afternoon with Shaper/Caper! Check out our programme of performance workshops below! Looking for something for adults? Check out The Shaper/Caper Social Club here!
The next workshop takes place on Sunday 18th February 2pm to 3pm at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum as part of The People’s Story celebrating McManus 150, the 150th anniversary of the The McManus and is FREE!
Sunday 18th February - 2pm to 3pm at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum.
Far off the coast of Dundee, HMS Boohoo has sprung a leak and it's dastardly pirates are heading this way! They've heard about all the swag in the museum and they're looking to recruit some bounty hunters at A Day to Play. Join Captain Caper in this swashbuckling adventure suitable for all the family To book your FREE tickets, click here.
ALL of our previous A Day To Play events have sold out so book now so you don’t miss out!!
Book tickets here! Tickets are FREE as part of The People’s Story celebrating McManus 150, the 150th anniversary of the The McManus! You MUST book a free ticket here as we expect this show to sell out as there are only 50 seats available!
PLEASE NOTE: THESE EVENTS ARE SO POPULAR THAT WE HAVE HUGE WAITING LISTS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO GET IN. IF YOU NO LONGER REQUIRE YOUR TICKET, PLEASE CANCEL USING EVENTBRITE AND THIS WILL AUTOMATICALLY GIVE YOUR TICKET TO THE NEXT PERSON ON THE WAITING LIST. IF YOU FAIL TO TURN UP WITHOUT CANCELLING YOUR TICKET, ALL OF YOUR FUTURE ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE.
Future A Day to Play's
18th Feb 2018, 18th March 2018, 29th April 2018,
27th May 2018, 17th June 2018, 15th July 2018, 12th August 2018,16th September 2018
18th February - Mission: Treasure
Far off the coast of Dundee, HMS Boohoo has sprung a leak and it's dastardly pirates are heading this way! They've heard about all the swag in the museum and they're looking to recruit some bounty hunters at A Day to Play. Join Captain Caper in this swashbuckling adventure suitable for all the family. To book your FREE tickets, click here.
18th March - Pretty Grimm
Pretty Grimm explores the fairy tales of Brothers Grimm. These are not any old ordinary fairy tale though! Get ready for an adventure with lots of Brothers Grimm characters such as Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella coming together in a brand new fairy tale. To book your FREE tickets, click here.
29th April - Smallerton Institute for Witchcraft and Wizardry
Get ready to enrol as first year students at the Smallerton Institute for Witchcraft and Wizardry. You will conjure spells and magical charms; concoct exotic potions; and come face to face with Smallerton's scariest foe, Dante the Dastardly Dragon! Bring along your wands and feel free to wear your wizarding robes for your first day at magic school! To book your FREE tickets, click here.
27th May - Wild Things
Get ready for an epic adventure through the jungle to meet exotic, never seen before animals of momentous magnitude and scale! Swing on the jungle vines and climb the tree tops to look out for adventure at every twist and turn. Welcome to the Jungle! To book your FREE tickets, click here.
17th June - The Bear Hunt
Who's ready for a Bear Hunt? This will be an epic trail across land, sea and air in search of the ever resourceful, master of disguise, Bear. Look out for clues and bear tracks along the way as we search for our intrepid friend! To book your FREE tickets, click here
15th July - Lost & Found
Jeremy is lost at the museum. You might think that sounds scary but Jeremy has ended up in the Lost Property office and has discovered some rather fantastic items including a golden goblet, a rusted key, a mouldy jam sandwich and a set of false teeth! What other jewels will Jeremy discover? To book your FREE tickets, click here.
12th August - Journey on Clouds
Join us as we embark on a fantastic airborne journey to distant and colorful lands. As we travel by cloud, we let our dreams guide us next moves as we float to new and enthralling worlds. To book your FREE tickets, click here.
16th September - The Voyage Undersea
There is a right old commotion at the bottom of the ocean. The sharks have fallen out with the swordfish, the crab and the lobster have too; as the whales float on by, the mermaids all cry, as the dolphins dart out to the sky. Come with us on a voyage undersea as we try to find out what all the fuss is about. To book your FREE tickets, click here.
October 2018 - My Robot and Me
Rebecca has a robot. Rebecca and Robot like to ride rollercoasters, rap, rock out, race and ramble. They're rather rambunctious rascals! But Robot is getting old and Rebecca's friends think she should get a brand new model. But what should she do?
Date and tickets will be released soon!