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Explosive Family Theatre for Curious Mind

Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds

As a Visitor Experience Assistant at the Science Museum I have the pleasure to introduce you to the Energy Show 2014 and to invite you to visit our beautiful museum and to take the opportunity to be part of this exciting live performance.  The talented actresses, actors, technician, directors and museum staff are working very hard to make this experience unforgettable for kids and adults. The exciting experiments and an entertaining plot create the right mix able to surprise, amuse and at the same time educate the audience.

Here some useful information on prices, time, availability and interesting offers and last but not least some reviews and articles from the most popular brit magazines and media!

‘I shall imagine that physics teachers everywhere will be blessing the Science Museum for promoting their topic so imaginatively and entertainingly.’ (

Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting!

After fantastic reviews last summer, The Energy Show returns to the Science Museum before going on tour throughout England and Wales.

Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage.

Produced by Science Museum in London, this show is suitable for everyone aged 7+.

Book tickets now!

Thursday 3 – Friday 11 April 2014
11.30–12.45 and 13.30–14.45
(No Monday performances)

Tuesday 22 July – Sunday 3 August 2014
12.00–13.15 and 14.00–15.15
(No Monday performances)

Best availability: Thursday 10 April, 11.30


Adult: £13.50
Child: £9.50

Family tickets

1 adult, 2 children: £27.00
2 adults, 1 child: £31.00
2 adults, 2 children: £39.00

Meal deal tickets (3 – 11 April only)

Adult: £21.50 (ticket + meal)
Pasta primavera (v), salmon fish cake or pulled pork sandwich + soft drink
Child: £14.50 (ticket + meal)
Pasta primavera (v), salmon fish cake or pulled pork sandwich, soft drink + a free scoop of ice-cream

13.30 ticket holders eat pre-show at 12.00–13.00
11.30 ticket holders eat post-show at 13.00–14.00


20% off for groups of 10+


Pupils: £7.00 and accompanying adults go free.

Visit our Educators page for details on booking school groups.

Time Out says

Posted: Mon Mar 17 2014

Along with the picnics and days out, give the kids a chance to feed their brains during the holidays with the Science Museum’s family theatre, taking place twice a day in the new theatre space. The sci-fi story of Annabella and Phil’s race against time to prove their knowledge of energy offers lots of scope for live experiments on stage, including bubbles set alight to create fireballs, liquid nitrogen exploding underwater, and hydrogen rockets fired into the audience. Ages 7+.

The show will tour the UK with The Science Museum as the first and last stops on the tour. Performance will take place on Thursday April 3 to Friday April 11 and Tuesday July 22 to Sunday April 3.

Science does educational theatre with a bang, BBC NEWS (Victoria Gill, Science Reporter BBC News)

Visit the BBC news website to watch the videos were Martin Lamb, director and co-writer of the Energy Show, explains how fusing science with theatre could ignite children’s passion for the subject and shows Victoria Gill how to make a fireball from soap bubbles!!!

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