Hoo-Ha! 2017

Hold on to your party hats, Hoo-Ha festival is back this August! For the third year, Colston Hall comes alive for three days filled with music, mirth and rip-roaring fun for all the family. With interactive shows, awesome activities and tons of surprises in store around each corner, everyone’s invited to the Hoo-Ha party.

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Hoo-Ha! 2017

Lots of great ticketed shows plus loads of free fun in the Foyer

Legends of children’s TV Dick and Dom kick off the festival with a madcap show packed to the rafters with their trademark mayhem. Take your places in the Colston Hall classroom as immersive theatre company Bakehouse Factory team up with Bristol Zoo and some colourful characters and cretaceous creatures to present Dino School, and join TV’s Andy Day and DJ Cheeba to celebrate Colston Hall’s big 1-5-0 at a birthday bash to remember.

In The Lantern, adventure into the magical world of Moominvalley, revel in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Live,  help save Roald Dahl’s words from disappearing in Roald Dahl and Imagination Seekers and sit back and relax with some sensational classical music for babies and toddlers from Lilliput Concerts.

Plus there’s tons more fun to be had as the whole foyer building comes alive with activities, shows on the foyer stage and spontaneous happenings. See below for the line up so far and  get set for another humongous hullabaloo  at Hoo-Ha!

Day by day programme at a glance

Tue 15 Aug

Mischief and Mysteries in Moomin Valley
10am, 12pm & 2pm, The Lantern, adults free, child £10.75 incl. bf
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The Fantasy Orchestra – Rock your Orchestra workshops
10-12pm, various spaces, free but booking essential
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Adventure Bureau
11am, Foyer Stage, free
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Dick & Dom
11am & 2pm, Main Hall, adults £12.90, child £10.75 incl. bf, group of 4 £43 incl. bf
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The Hoo-ha Chocolate Factory
10am-3pm,  Glass Room, free
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The Art of Food
10am-4pm, Stalls Bar, free
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Let’s Make Art
10am-4pm, stalls bar, free
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Explorer Dome Inflatable Planetarium
10am-4pm, Foyer, free
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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
2pm, Foyer Stage, free
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Ready Sheddy Disgo
3-5pm, Terrace Bar, free
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Wed 16 Aug

The Fantasy Orchestra – Rock your Orchestra workshops
10-12pm, various spaces, free but booking essential
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Dino School with Bristol Zoo
11am, 2pm & 4pm, Main Hall, £8.06 incl. bf
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Lilliput Concerts: Brilliant Brass
11am, The Lantern, adults £6.45 & children £4.30 incl. bf
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Junior Jungle Rave
11am, Foyer Stage, free
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The Hoo-ha Chocolate Factory
10am-3pm,  Glass Room, free
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The Art of Food
10am-4pm, Stalls Bar, free
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Let’s Make Art
10am-4pm, stalls bar, free
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Explorer Dome Inflatable Planetarium
10am-4pm, Foyer, free
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Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
1pm & 2.30pm, The Lantern, £4 incl. bf
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((( On Pa )))
1pm, Foyer, free
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Adventure Bureau
2pm, Foyer Stage, free
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Ready Sheddy Disgo
3-5pm, Terrace Bar, free
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Thu 17 Aug

The Fantasy Orchestra – Rock your Orchestra workshops
10-12pm, various spaces, free but booking essential
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Mrs H and the Singalong Band
11am, Foyer Stage, free
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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Live
11am & 1pm, The Lantern, £8 incl. bf
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Colston Hall’s Nifty 150 Birthday Bash with Andy Day
12-5pm, Main Hall, £8 incl. bf
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Mi-Pac Customisation Station
11am-4pm, Foyer, free
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The Hoo-ha Chocolate Factory
10am-3pm,  Glass Room, free
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The Art of Food
10am-4pm, Stalls Bar, free
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Let’s Make Art
10am-4pm, stalls bar, free
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Explorer Dome Inflatable Planetarium
10am-4pm, Foyer, free
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Pukka Herbs at Hoo-ha! 2017

Colston Hall is proud to be presenting Hoo-Ha in partnership with Pukka Herbs for the second year running. This year, Pukka will be providing two areas at the festival – the Pukka Garden and the Pukka Zen Den.

Pukka Garden
11am-4pm daily, stalls bar

Pay a visit to Pukka’s vibrant garden area with bee games and learn about flowers, bees, pollination and all things bright and bee-utiful. Bees are the most important pollinators in the world and play such an essential part in humankind’s existence. The Pukka Garden is a curious, playful and above all fun space for children to explore the wonders of these amazing creatures.
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Pukka Zen Den
11am-3pm daily, third floor terrace

The Pukka Zen Den is a place of tranquillity where families can escape the Hoo Ha! hubbub for a moment of herbal bliss with a quiet cuppa. There’s no better place to re-charge before heading back into the action.
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Practical information

Buggy Parking
There will be an area made available each day to park buggies. Stewards will be on hand to direct you to where you can leave your buggy safely; please ask a member of staff on arrival who will be happy to help.

Baby Changing facilities
There are baby changing facilities within our disabled toilets on Lower Ground, Ground and Level 3 in the foyer.

Food and Drink
Colston Street Bar & Kitchen & Beerd
Both our food outlets will be selling a range of child-friendly, child-sized options. Please ask your server for menus.


Accessibility
Colston Hall aims to be as accessible as possible for disabled people or anyone who may need a little bit more help to attend an event. Click here for full details on our facilities.

Mobiloo – There will be a Mobiloo on site – the mobile toilet with hoist and changing table. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist – www.mobiloo.org.uk


Tickets for babies / babes in arms
Children 18 months or younger who will be on an adult lap/in arms will not need a ticket for ticketed performances, with the exception of Lilliput Concerts on Wed 16 Aug.

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