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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 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.

May

Fri 3
7:30pm

folk dance world music party big sound

Topette!!

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

Born out of friendship, this dazzling five-piece play naturally social music – for filling dance floors, for listening, for drinking with friends – but don’t expect it to merge into the background. This is raunchy, up-all-night, joyously jugular-grabbing dance music.

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June

Sat 8
7:30pm

live looping cello guitar voice one man orchestra

DuoTone

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£7(c) • On the day £15

Like an alchemist Barney Morse-Brown weaves a plethora of instruments of epic orchestral power; including his pioneering and unconventional cello playing. The coterie of instruments are layered with a masterful use of a looper and overlaid with his gentle, sonorous vocals to create a body of music wrapped in a comforting blanket of musical intimacy.

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Sat 29
2pm - 2:45pm

circus science juggling family short performance workshop afterwards

Robin Dale in What Does Stuff Do? (Family Show)

£8/£6(c) • Friends £7/£5(c) • Family £19/£17(c) • On door £10

In his charmingly rhetorical debut show, Robin Dale utilises innovative juggling, physical comedy, and almost-philosophy to guide you through his mind and body of research. This afternoon showing is a special, shorter, more child-friendly performance (look bout for Robin’s brilliant family workshop at 3pm) for those members of the family who just can't help themselves!

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Sat 29
7:30pm

juggling physical science art lecture accessible funny

Robin Dale in What Does Stuff Do? (Full Show)

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

What Does Stuff Do? is a lecture style performance in which Robin strives to understand the ever-unfolding relationships between people and stuff and to help fill in the space between art and science. His evening show is the full-length performance which is created for adults but will also be much enjoyed by young people over the age of nine.

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July

Fri 12
7:30pm

bharatnatyam Kathak dance live music gesture intricate footwork

Sonia Sabri Company in Salaam

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/£23(c) • On the day £15

Salaam meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating harmony, inner-stillness and the simple joy of being alive.

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