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Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Prema, near Dursley in the Stroud valleys, offers an affordable day out for all folk in the South West.

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At Prema we strive to offer something rather different by way of performance and live music. We have a particular interest in edgy, funny theatre which uses both physicality and stunning visuals to tell a story in a remarkable and entertaining way.

We warmly welcome families to attend both music and theatre here at the arts centre. We suggest minimum ages for shows and sometimes offer a family deal ticket for theatre events to make a memorable evening out all the more affordable.

A family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 kids (or equivalent)

You told us that you'd prefer it if our performance and live gigs were just a bit earlier and so now all evening performances start at 7pm and our live music gigs at 7.30pm.

We want to reward you for booking early and the tickets booked and paid for in advance are discounted. Please note that at a minute past midnight on the day of the show only "on the day" tickets are available. Please be sure to book in good time so that you can take advantage of the discounted ticket prices.

October

Fri 12
7:30pm

silent theatre accessible theme funny sad beautiful age 10+

Vamos Theatre in Finding Joy

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?

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Sat 20
2pm

family theatre shadow puppets storytelling age 6+

Paper Jungle in The Skeleton Woman

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

A fisherman sets out to sea one morning, quite unaware that what he is about to trawl from the bottom of the ocean and how it will change his life forever. The Skeleton Woman is an ancient Inuit story about transformation, brought vividly to life through exquisite puppetry, shadows and live storytelling from Isabel Lyster and Paper Jungle. This gruesome and funny tale brings magic and delight to adults and children alike. This gently spooky tale is just in time to make Halloween go with a bump and is perfectly suitable for robust and brave audience members from the age of six.

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Sat 20
3:30pm

family theatre shadow puppets storytelling age 6+

Paper Jungle in The Skelton Woman

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

A fisherman sets out to sea one morning, quite unaware that what he is about to trawl from the bottom of the ocean and how it will change his life forever. The Skeleton Woman is an ancient Inuit story about transformation, brought vividly to life through exquisite puppetry, shadows and live storytelling from Isabel Lyster and Paper Jungle. This gruesome and funny tale brings magic and delight to adults and children alike. This gently spooky tale is just in time to make Halloween go with a bump and is perfectly suitable for robust and brave audience members from the age of six.

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Fri 26
7:30pm

ska dub folk Balkan big band big sound

Mr Tea & the Minions

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£8(c) • On the day £18

The first of two big-band-blast-offs for Prema this autumn! Bristol based, serial knee-jerkers Mr Tea and the Minions play their own unique take on full power Balkan flavoured Ska, Dub, Swing and Folk, inspiring uncontrollable silly dancing and wild bouts of jumping around wherever they go.

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November

Fri 9
7:30pm

visual theatre silly scary puppets crayzee age 12+

Green Ginger presents Intronauts

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners - Intronauts; miniaturized human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much do you actually want to know about what goes on inside?

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Sat 10
7:30pm

Celtic Klezmer Gypsy Balkan Latin Ska Dub Reggae Indie Rock

3 Daft Monkeys

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal following. Their music is hard to pinpoint, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

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Sat 17
7:30pm

folk duo instuments voices

Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • On the day £15

Two of the British folk scene’s foremost performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows to perform their own and each other’s music. Tonight’s double-bubble show promises a stunning mix of contemporary folk music and inspired instrumental virtuosity. Don’t miss it!

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December

Sat 1
7:30pm

true story dark chocolate poisoner puppet murder! age 10+

Barely Human presents The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£24(c) • On the day £15

A puppet-sized bite of deliciously macabre, true history from artist and puppeteer Daisy Jordan. It’s 1871: Brighton. One woman spurned by unrequited love, inflamed with a barely quenched lust, undertook a murderous rampage about the town. Her weapon of choice? Confectionery! Sweets laced with poison… Suitable for age 10+

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