The Polar Bears are coming to Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, April 28! Two intrepid explorers are going up in the world. There aren’t many balloons in the Arctic, so when you find one, it’s precious. And if it gets lost, you must go and find it. The Polar Bears step up and explore unknown territory: the sky above their heads. They climb trees, jump on clouds, and reach for the stars as they race each other all the way into space (and stop for a sandwich along the way, of course).
Presented by the UK’s The Unicorn, The Polar Bears Go Up is a funny, captivating show that is especially enjoyable for children under the age of five and their families and friends. The performance is entirely visual and can be enjoyed by everyone, with its gentle humor, visual gags, and surprises around every corner. The Polar Bears Go Up has toured the world and is loved by audiences in China, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and now, Queens!
Before the show, join the Polar Bears for an interactive arts workshop with music and dancing, using the music specially created for The Polar Bears Go Up! The performers who play the Polar Bears will lead participants on a fun journey, exploring the themes from the show. Get ready to move and dance and shake your bottom like a polar bear. Space is limited, so sign up early.
The Polar Bears Go Up is presented by The Unicorn, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. The Unicorn produces an eclectic program of work year-round for children aged 6 months to 18 years. Based at London Bridge, the theatre aims to connect artists and audiences through a broad range of work that is honest, refreshing and international in outlook, across a range of disciplines.
The Unicorn presents and tours around twenty shows each year, in the UK and abroad, to around 80,000 children and their parents, and works extensively with schools and in the community to invite children from all cultures into a conversation about art and the world we live in.
You can view The Polar Bears Go Up trailer here.
Tickets to the interactive arts workshop at 12:30 PM are $8/$5 for children/free for members with tickets to the 2:15 PM show. Tickets to the 2:15 PM show are $14/$10 for members and students/$8 for children/$6 member children. You can access details by visiting http://www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
This season, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for FREE. Under the new “Teen Access Program”, all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.
Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.