Saturday Family Story Sessions
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:15am
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:30am
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:30am
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30am
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:15am
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 11:30am
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Saturday Family Story Sessions
Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. At Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions, stories encourage active imagination and come alive through improv, puppetry, songs, and more. Kids and parents alike will be enamored by the epic tales our storytellers spin. Snag a spot in the cozy Mansion Music Room and get up close to the performers—you might even find yourself participating in the story!
Ideal for ages 4–8. See our Strathmore Kids Tips for this program.
10:15am performances are sensory-friendly to create an experience that is welcoming to children with autism or sensory sensitivities.
Adventures in Arden with Shakespeare for the Young
Sat, Sept 21, 10:15am, Sensory‑Friendly
Sat, Sept 21, 11:30am
All the world’s a stage in this interactive puppet performance inspired by Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which transports kids to the fictional Arden Forest of Africa for a story of love and forgiveness. Following the show, your budding bards explore the rhythms and beats of Shakespeare’s language. Coming to the sensory-friendly session? Download the performance guide.
Literacy Out Loud with TAHIRA
Sat, Oct 5, 11:30am
Acclaimed storyteller TAHIRA enthralls young audiences with tickle-your-funny-bone tales and delightful sing-along songs delivered in her signature high-energy style. Weaving questions throughout stories rooted in the oral tradition of the African diaspora, TAHIRA teaches kids literacy skills and gets them excited about sharing their own stories.
Life is Improvised! with Baltimore Improv Group
Sat, Oct 19, 11:30am
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) takes kids into the surprising and hilarious world of improvised theater! By creating characters and scenes from audience suggestions, BIG brings kids into the performance and teaches them the key tenets of successful improv: listening, collaboration, and creativity.
The Miraculous Magical Balloon with Synetic Theater
Sat, Oct 26, 10:15am, Sensory‑Friendly
Sat, Oct 26, 11:30am
This hilarious pantomime sketch incorporates music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation to tell the story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. Kids discover the art of acting with expressions rather than words, opening the door to new possibilities for their imaginations. Coming to the sensory-friendly session? Download the performance guide.
About Ideal Ages We list ideal ages for many Strathmore Kids events to help families navigate our offerings, but recognize that all children are unique and respond to experiences differently. We invite you to explore the information provided to determine if the event is a good fit for your family. We welcome movement and noise at these events with no shushing.
Everyone Needs a Ticket! All attendees, including accompanying adults, must have a ticket for this event to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. Tickets for this program are not mailed; there will be a Will Call list at the door.
Free for 2 & Under Children 2 years old and under will be admitted to this program for free. If you plan to bring a child 2 years old or younger, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100.
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