A festival of events celebrating the creative brilliance of the next generation
Imaginations prepare, it's time to Take Flight!
Catering for the very youngest to the almost grown up, Take Flight will take you on a journey from playful to urgent via theatre, dance, magic, music, craft and more.
Enjoy inspiring performances, events and activities with family and friends, including performance created by local children and young people.
The festival runs from March - April 2023.
What's on during the festival:
(Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past
This is a thrilling new piece of surrealist writing by Simon Longman commissioned by the National Theatre for Connections Festival 2023, brought to life by The Point Ensemble.
Sunday 19 March, 3pm & 7pm
Young and In Charge!
Enjoy an evening celebrating the creative brilliance of Eastleigh's young people that is created, curated and performed by them. Prepare to be blown away what Eastleigh's youth have to offer.
Friday 31 March, 7pm
Fly Me To The Moon
It could be a bird, it could be a plane or even a hot air balloon! Fill the skies in our Atrium Space and help us make it to the moon by crafting your own paper flying creations. Anything that flies goes, so let your imagination take flight.
Friday 31 March to Sunday 16 April (closed 9 & 10 April)
No need to book, just drop in during the Easter Holidays.
Point Youth Dance Company Taster Workshop
Get a taste of Youth Dance sessions ahead of a jam packed Summer term, bringing you the chance to join in with a free session to explore contemporary dance technique and fun creative activities.
Tuesday 4 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm
Give and Take: Kids Clothes and Toys
Plenty of wear left in it yet?! Join us for a special clothes swap featuring items for babies, children and teenagers.
Drop off unwanted clothes, toys or child accessories between 11am and 12pm. Visit between 1pm and 3pm and help yourself to any item you would like.
Tuesday 4 April, 11am to 3pm
No need to book, just turn up on the day. This event is free but we welcome a suggested donation of £3 to help run future events.
Kids Write Songs
Kids of all ages are invited to join us at one of our drop in writing sessions to create songs about the things that really matter when you're 7 (or 9, or 4, or 94).
Little imaginations lead the way with guidance from singer / songwriter Sophie Ross and Theatre Maker Sarah Shephard. The children's work will be developed by a team of professional performers and shared in our studio theatre.
Tues 4 to Fri 7 April, 1pm (6 April, 10am)
Sharing: Weds 12 April, 10am & 2pm
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Watch The Point Youth Theatre bring Roald Dahl's beloved tale of a clever fox to life in this energetic and imaginative theatrical treat this Easter.
Friday 7 April, 6pm and Saturday 8 April, 12pm & 6pm
Point Youth Theatre Company Taster Workshop
Get a taste of Youth Theatre sessions ahead of a jam-packed Summer term, bringing you the chance to join in with a free taster session to explore theatre skills, play and perform.
Tuesday 11 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm
Let's All Dance: Cinderella
Let's All Dance Ballet Company brings this glittering new production to young audiences around the UK to 2023. Stunning dancing, crystal-clear storytelling, gorgeous music and beautiful costumes to enchant and dazzle young and old.
Tuesday 11 April, 1pm & 3.30pm
Du Iz Tak?
Come and peer into a miniature world of little puppets to see a delightful group of friends exploring their ever-changing home. Funny, imaginative and thought-provoking, it's a show for all the family.
Thursday 13 April, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Top Secret - The Magic of Science
Experience non-stop action-packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination, in this fast-moving and colourful magical science show, packed with mystery, suspense and heaps of mess!
Saturday 15 April, 2pm