Autumn performances 2024 › Blackpool

Michael Rosen performance

We are delighted to welcome Michael Rosen to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. As one of our finest childrenʼs poets and authors, the fifth Childrenʼs Laureate, and a passionate advocate of childrenʼs reading, Michael needs no introduction. His poetry performances have delighted audiences at The Childrenʼs Bookshow for many years with their humour, wit and verve. Join us for an exhilarating hour of poetry in performance.

"Just a thank you for such an amazing even yesterday. The children and staff enjoyed themselves immensely and we are so thankful for being given the opportunity to come along. Michael, as always, was utterly inspiring and had the children gripped."
Teacher, Holy Trinity and St Johns Primary, Margate

Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things to take home and keep!

Blackpool Grand Theatre, 33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT
Monday 18th November
1:30 pm
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Key Stage 2

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen wrote his first poems when he was twelve, and he has been writing ever since. He loves words, and especially loves talking to children and adults about how we can play with them. He has written many poetry collections and books for children and adults alike.

One of our most popular writers - the champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land

The Times


Why don't you have a go at writing your own poem? Michael Rosen gives some advice on how to get started.

Don't Tell Your Mother

No Breathing!

Book tickets for an event and receive two free books for your classroom

How to book tickets

Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate four free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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My son has been raving about you all afternoon!
Thank you – great for my son to have such inspiration.

From parents to Michael Rosen via Twitter after the Bookshow event

The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.
  • Please ensure your children have visited the bathroom before the show starts, or ask them to wait until after the performance ends. A constant stream of children getting up to go to the toilet is very distracting for our performers and other members of the audience.

Still have questions? You can find our FAQs here.

Have any questions? Get in touch

Katy Webster

Your contact for this performance is Katy Webster, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07904 068084