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The Boo

Type:Event Venue

679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Lancashire, BB4 7HB

Tel: 01706 220 241

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Horse and Bamboo - Red Ridinghood

A wonderfully quirky, creative and buzzing family-friendly venue in Waterfoot, Rossendale. It is also the home of Horse + Bamboo Theatre.  The theatre we make and present is always visually inventive, often incorporating different forms of  puppetry. Sunday afternoon family performances also include an hour of family art making activities before and after the show. “It’s just a lovely experience”.

H+B are 35 years old this year. We started our life in Rossendale, in Lancashire, England, and in Rossendale we remain. In 2013 we work in many of the same ways we did in 1978, with masks, puppets, music and story-telling being at the heart of our theatre, now with the addition of film and animation. The company doesn’t work to any formula, and we develop and re-shape ourselves to meet new and changing circumstances.

We now have a wonderful base, the Boo, in Waterfoot, Rossendale, which is large enough to serve as a venue for theatre shows and other arts events of our own making and from visiting companies and artists. The Boo enables us to offer the community in Rossendale and beyond a special place to meet, create and share.

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

Events

Tuesday, 7th May 2019 - Tuesday, 7th May 2019

Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Baby ExplorersDrop in to The Boo with your babies and toddlers for a series of relaxed creative play sessions, anytime between 10am - 12pm. There will be plenty of opportunity for you and your little ones to socialise and interact in a safe, friendly environment. For ages 0 - 4 years. This is a drop in session...
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Cultural Venue/Organisation Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2018

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Facilities

Other

  • Booking essential
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • Parking (free)
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Languages spoken

  • Staff Fluent in Languages - German

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

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