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fest!

Performing Arts Experiences for Young People

summer 2022

29th june - 14th august

booking now open!

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dark stories

Explore twisted tales and dark worlds .
fest!
Outdoor Performance
For Age 11+
Rapunzel

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Saturday July 16 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For Age 12+
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Places available

Begins Monday July 25 2022
Ends Saturday July 30 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 8-11
Beauty and the Beast

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Friday August 5 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 7-9
The Witches

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Saturday August 6 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)
Outdoor Performance
For ages 9-12
The Hunger Games

Places available

Begins Tuesday August 2 2022
Ends Saturday August 6 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)

fresh stories

Our fresh strand focuses on new or contemporary work in devised theatre, musical theatre, plays, film and new writing.
fest!
For Ages 9-13
Devised

Places available

Begins Monday July 4 2022
Ends Friday July 8 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For ages 9-12
Make Your Own Musical

Places available

Begins Monday July 25 2022
Ends Thursday July 28 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For age 11+
Blood, Sweat and Tears

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Friday August 5 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 5-7
Little People, Big Dreams

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Thursday August 4 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)

teenage stories

Immerse yourself in a world of hormones, first-love and finding yourself.
fest!
2 week event
For age 11+
West Side Story

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Thursday July 28 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For age 11+
The Domino Effect
by Fin Kennedy

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Friday July 22 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
SkillsActing
For age 12-21
High School Musical 2 (12+)

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Saturday August 13 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For age 7-9
High School Musical 2 (7-9)

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Saturday August 13 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For age 7-9
High School Musical 2 (9-12)

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Saturday August 13 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)

unique family stories

A celebration of every different type of family.
fest!
Ages 8-11
A Series of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket

Places available

Begins Wednesday June 29 2022
Ends Saturday July 2 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For Age 11+
The Addams Family

Places available

Begins Monday July 4 2022
Ends Saturday July 9 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 9-12
Oliver!

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Saturday July 16 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 8-11
Fantastic Mr Fox
by Roald Dahl

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Friday July 15 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
Outdoor Performance
For ages 8-10
The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling

Places available

Begins Tuesday July 26 2022
Ends Saturday July 30 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For age 5-7
Snow White

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Friday August 12 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)

silly stories

Write, improvise and perform in riotously funny performances featuring outrageous characters, ridiculous concepts and wacky plotlines.
fest!
For Ages 8-10
Diary of a Paisley Kid

Places available

Begins Monday July 4 2022
Ends Thursday July 7 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For ages 5-8
Seriously Silly Stories

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Thursday July 14 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)
For Ages 11+
The Family McMadrigal

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Thursday July 14 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For ages 9-13
Summer Panto

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Thursday July 21 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For Ages 8-11
Works of Walliams

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Thursday August 11 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)

magical stories

Explore worlds of magic, wonder and adventure.
fest!
For ages 5-8
Magic Carpet Adventure

Places available

Begins Wednesday June 29 2022
Ends Saturday July 2 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 1pm.)
For 5-8
A Brave Adventure

Places available

Begins Monday July 4 2022
Ends Thursday July 7 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)
For ages 7-9
The Little Mermaid
by Hans Christian Andersen

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Saturday July 23 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)
Overnight Stay
For ages 10-13
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by CS Lewis

Places available

Begins Monday July 25 2022
Ends Saturday July 30 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For ages 5-8
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Adventure

Places available

Begins Monday July 25 2022
Ends Friday July 29 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 4pm.)

showcase stories

Welcome to the club! A variety showcase of song, dance and performance.
fest!
For age 11+
Inspired by Abba

Places available

Begins Wednesday June 29 2022
Ends Friday July 1 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
SkillsSinging
For ages 5-7
Villain Kids Showcase

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Thursday July 21 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm.)
For Ages 14+
Killer Queens Showcase

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Thursday August 4 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)
For Ages 11+
Acting Showcase

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Thursday August 11 2022
10:
00 - 
16:
00
(Final day 10am until show ends - show 7pm)

one day stories

fun-packed, themed single day workshops
fest!
For Ages 9-12

Places available

Thursday June 2 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Places available

Thursday June 2 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Currently Full (Waitlist Open)

Friday June 3 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Places available

Friday July 8 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Places available

Friday July 15 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Places available

Friday July 22 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00
For Ages 5-8

Places available

Friday August 5 2022
10:
00 -
16:
00

for ages 3-5

little adventurers

Welcome to the world of Little Adventurers!
We discover, explore, create, play, perform, have fun and so much more.

fest!

...perform stories

A unique opportunity for young children to help create a new story through themed games and fun activities. Four mornings culminate in a performance that includes elements of storytelling, music, poetry.

Ages 3-5
Magic Toybox

Places available

Begins Monday July 4 2022
Ends Thursday July 7 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00
Ages 3-5
The Gruffalo

Places available

Begins Monday July 11 2022
Ends Thursday July 14 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00
Ages 3-5
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Places available

Begins Monday July 18 2022
Ends Thursday July 21 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00
Ages 3-5
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Places available

Begins Monday July 25 2022
Ends Thursday July 28 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00
Ages 3-5
The Star Catchers

Places available

Begins Monday August 1 2022
Ends Thursday August 4 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00
Ages 3-5
Hairy MacLary

Places available

Begins Monday August 8 2022
Ends Thursday August 11 2022
10:
00 - 
12:
00

...explore stories

fun two hour storytelling and role play workshops

For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 2 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 9 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 16 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 23 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 23 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday July 30 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00
For ages 3-5

Places available

Saturday August 6 2022
10:
00 -
12:
00

Fest! FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

At PACE our aim is to offer a unique and varied artistic programme, which offers young people of all ages the chance to participate, learn and perform or in a whole variety of bespoke performing arts experiences during the school holidays. Whatever you are interested in we have something for you – from classic to contemporary texts, devising, physical theatre, comedy, musical theatre and site-specific performances.

All our events promote confidence, self-esteem and self-expression as well as teamwork and collaboration skills. On top of this each individual event focuses on developing different creative skills and you can see some of the varied range of skills that will be covered listed under each event description. The very core of our ethos is about developing each young person and giving them the chance to be part of a fun and creative environment in which they can express themselves and be who they want to be.

So, what are you waiting for? Do something different this year, something you’ve never done before, and be part of Fest!; make new friends, take risks, create incredible performances, learn new skills and make memories to last a lifetime.

We cannot wait for you to join us!

Covid guidance means audience capacities are currently extremely limited.  Tickets may be limited to 1 or 2 per participant.  We will let you know when show tickets are available and how to book.

For those not taking part or who know people taking part in Fest! why not come along and see some of the performances. Tickets for shows are not included in the price of the events. Ticket prices vary and are detailed on each event description. Concessionary tickets are available up to all PACE members, age 21 or under, as well as over 65’s, students, registered disabled, and those receiving means tested benefits.
You can book tickets for all performances at any time during the summer. Shows normally last 30-60 mins. Get yours early to avoid disappointment.

To book tickets call 0345 130 5218 or click www.pacetheatre.com/boxoffice

* booking fees apply to online purchases

Covid-19 has brought uncertainty to everyone planning events, so we want to offer booking security with our No Worries Refund Policy. If Covid 19 restrictions prevent us from running our events, or illness or self-isolation means you need to cancel – we will provide a full refund if the event has not yet begun, or a pro-rated refund by day, if in the middle of the event.

PACE is a registered charity.

At PACE we want to make sure young people have the opportunity to benefit from arts activities in a way that is safe for participants and others. We have made a number of changes to capacities, start times, cleaning, ventilation and other procedures to minimise risk and all activities have been risk assessed. Covid guidance for children’s activities, youth work and performance is constantly evolving and we will continue to monitor these updates and make changes as required. Guidance varies by age of participant, the type of activity, and the current Renfrewshire protection level.  This may change before the event takes place and we will update all participants if this impacts on our Fest! activities.

Current Guidance Summary

  • Social distancing is required for young people 12 and over.
  • Face coverings are advised in communal areas, e.g. corridors for young people over 5. Please bring a mask.
  • Young people over 12 and audience members may be temperature checked on arrival.  All young people will be asked to hand sanitise.
  • Drop-off and pick-ups will take place at designated point outside (over 5’s).
  • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of coronavirus.  

PACE is a self-sufficient, non-profit making company and registered charity so all of our membership charges go towards improving the quality of service we provide to young people.

Member Discounts

Current PACE members with an active subscription can get a 15% discount.  Please make sure you are signed into your account before booking and the discount will be automatically applied.

Concessionary Places

We have a limited number of concessionary places for families receiving certain means-tested benefits, at 50% discount on normal fees. These will be allocated on a first-come first served basis. Maximum two discounted weeks per participant. Please call us on 0345 130 5218 before booking.

Please wear casual, comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear to workshops.  Please do not wear non-essential jewellery. Mobiles phones are not permitted to be used during workshops or rehearsals.  Please bring water and a packed lunch for all day events.

Please do not bring expensive clothing or other items to PACE. We cannot accept responsibility for any items lost, stolen or damaged.

Please inform us of any medical condition or special needs when booking. All information will be treated in confidence.

PACE aims to make our workshops as inclusive as possible and will try and make appropriate adjustments for young people with additional needs, within the confines of our resources. If your child has any additional support needs please talk to us about it in advance.

at a glance

all events by age group

For Ages 9-12
Memes & Routines!
Thu 2 Jun 2022
For Ages 5-8
Exploring 'Slime' by David Walliams
Thu 2 Jun 2022
For Ages 9-12
Fame Showcase
Thu 2 Jun to
 Fri 3 Jun 2022
For Ages 5-8
Adventures on The Hogwarts Express
Fri 3 Jun 2022
For ages 5-8
Magic Carpet Adventure
Wed 29 Jun to
 Sat 2 Jul 2022
For age 11+
Inspired by Abba
Wed 29 Jun to
 Fri 1 Jul 2022
Ages 8-11
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Wed 29 Jun to
 Sat 2 Jul 2022
For Ages 8-10
Diary of a Paisley Kid
Mon 4 Jul to
 Thu 7 Jul 2022
For Ages 9-13
Devised
Mon 4 Jul to
 Fri 8 Jul 2022
For Age 11+
The Addams Family
Mon 4 Jul to
 Sat 9 Jul 2022
Ages 3-5
Magic Toybox
Mon 4 Jul to
 Thu 7 Jul 2022
For 5-8
A Brave Adventure
Mon 4 Jul to
 Thu 7 Jul 2022
For Ages 5-8
Matilda's Magical Day
Fri 8 Jul 2022
For Ages 11+
The Family McMadrigal
Mon 11 Jul to
 Thu 14 Jul 2022
Ages 3-5
The Gruffalo
Mon 11 Jul to
 Thu 14 Jul 2022
For ages 8-11
Fantastic Mr Fox
Mon 11 Jul to
 Fri 15 Jul 2022
For Age 11+
Rapunzel
Mon 11 Jul to
 Sat 16 Jul 2022
For ages 5-8
Seriously Silly Stories
Mon 11 Jul to
 Thu 14 Jul 2022
For ages 9-12
Oliver!
Mon 11 Jul to
 Sat 16 Jul 2022
For Ages 5-8
Annie: Scenes & Routines
Fri 15 Jul 2022
For ages 7-9
The Little Mermaid
Mon 18 Jul to
 Sat 23 Jul 2022
For ages 5-7
Villain Kids Showcase
Mon 18 Jul to
 Thu 21 Jul 2022
Ages 3-5
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mon 18 Jul to
 Thu 21 Jul 2022
For age 11+
The Domino Effect
Mon 18 Jul to