Half-Term October 2023

Want to take the children out to see a show? Organised a babysitter but no plans? Here are all the events happening at Arlington Arts Centre during the half-term break.

Magician Trixy, best known for his mesmerising up close illusionary magic tricks, will present a brand-new show – think ‘traditional magic with a modern twist!’.  Guests should expect a show full of laughs, amazing illusions, lots of “ooo’s & wow’s” but most of all…prepare to be left speechless.

For over 15 years Magician Trixy has built a reputation for being one of London’s most sought-after magicians.

Inspired by the art of magic after seeing David Blaine performing his infamous street magic in the late 1990s. He has taken this inspiration to new heights and advanced his craft. He spent his teenage years studying, perfecting his skills, and mastering the “trix” of the trade.

Renamed by his friends as Trixy, he is now renowned for his mesmerizing illusionary magic tricks. Specialising in close-up illusions, Trixy’s unique and charismatic magic shows have left children and adults speechless and in awe.



Two tales to chill the blood!

In The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs the White family are visited by an old friend who brings with him a strange object, said to be able to grant wishes to anyone who possesses it. As the old saying goes: be careful what you wish for!

In The Upper Berth byF. Marion Crawford, Cabin 105 of an ill-fated ocean liner has many strange tales attached to it about the thing that dwells in the upper berth. But none of the stories can be true… can they?

Dare you join The Storyteller as he brings to life two classic ghost stories for a unique and thrilling solo show.

Audience Feedback:

“The best piece of theatre I’ve seen in years.”
“Spellbinding, mesmerising, perfection”

Photo credit: Barnaby Aldrick 


Comedy Ladder at Arlington features some of the best comedians in the UK, including some you’ll recognise off the telly! With a diverse range of comedy styles, from observational humour to surreal satire, from dry wit to physical comedy –whatever floats your funny boat, we’ve got you covered!



“You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow! I like to run wherever I go”

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

Suitable for ages 3+.