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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

Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

Rossendale Heritage Festival9 days of events and activities celebrating the rich and diverse history of Rossendale at various venues across the Valley. Lots to see and do for all of the family at a variety of venues across Rossendale showcasing an array of incredible talent.
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Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Inside by What's Coming Out Of The BoxWhat was it like in mummy's tummy?" Join us on an imersive journey from conception to birth and share a very special experience with your little one. 'Inside' is an intimate, interactive show for 1 - 5 year olds. It features multi-sensory activities, shadow and object theatre and sound.
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Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 - Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Baby ExplorersOur Baby Explorers’ sessions are now free! Creative and relaxed play sessions will help your little one discover the new as they go on a sensory journey. Everyday objects become extraordinary and spark the imagination. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. For ages 0 - 4
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Thursday, 4th July 2019 - Thursday, 4th July 2019

Earthquakers Ceilidh NightJoin us for dancing, music, pie and peas to celebrate the start of the Waterfoot Wakes!
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Friday, 5th July 2019 - Friday, 5th July 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Preview Comedy NightThe Boo's Comedy Night is back for the Waterfoot Wakes and we have two fantastic Edinburgh preview shows, catch brand new material from Nick Doody as he previews "I Will Milk You" follow on from his 2018 show using audience reviews: 'He milked me. Why was there no warning?', 'A warning would've…
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Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Saturday, 6th July 2019

Heritage Film Night: Whistle Down The Wind + ShortsIn true old school cinema style, we will be showing a series of Rossendale + Wakes themed shorts from the Lancashire film archive, along with Horse + Bamboo's Different Moons Animations before showing the main feature Whistle Down The Wind, this classic black and white film set in Rossendale and…
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Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Saturday, 6th July 2019

The Crow's Tale by String TheatreInspired by a Lenni Lenape Indian legend, The Crow's Tale tells the story of a crow with colourful rainbow feathers that in the middle of a snowy winter travels to the sun to ask for warmth, as all the animals are cold and hungry.
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

The Flying Bath by Little Angel TheatreWhen everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency – as long as they're…
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Saturday, 20th July 2019 - Saturday, 20th July 2019

Funny Looking Kids Comedy ClubFrom the first sketch to the final legendary joke competition, Funny Looking Kids is a ragtag bag of tomfoolery and nonsense. Chaos and cacophony. Silliness and stupidity.
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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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  • 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
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Languages spoken

  • Staff Fluent in Languages - German

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

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