THE Haymarket in Basingstoke is soon to be filled with fun, laughter and great shows for the younger members of the family.

The Sooty Show comes to the theatre on Thursday, October 26, celebrating Sooty, Sweep and Soo’s 75 amazing years in showbusiness. 

With demand high for the 2.30pm performance, an extra show has been added at 11am, so make sure you get your tickets soon. With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, join Richard and the gang as they celebrate the longest-running children’s television show.

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Returning after its sell-out run last year is Tales From Acorn Wood on November 25 and 26.

The show is based on the favourite stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This enchanting show is packed full of toe-tapping songs and puppetry. All the friends of Acorn Wood are here including Postman Bear, Fox, Rabbit, and Pig.

Later on in the year from December 7 to 10 Dear Santa will be at the theatre and is the perfect show for little ones who are not quite ready for pantomime at Christmas.

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away. His cheeky Elf steps in to help. This festive family production is full of yuletide cheer and there is the opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto after the show.

Tickets are available from the Anvil Arts box office at 01256 844244 or can be purchased by visiting