There is an action-packed week of affordable family fun in store at Beccles Public Hall and Theatre during the coming half term.

To kick off the week, Hanton’s Punch and Judy Show and Workshop will take place on Monday, February 13 at 11am and 2pm.

The workshop will start with a traditional seaside puppet show for all the family including magic and games.

Visitors will be able to giggle at Mr Punch, scream at the sausage-eating crocodile and boo the baddies.

After the show, children will have a chance to make their own Punch and Judy puppets to take home.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Punch and JudyPunch and Judy (Image: Beccles Public Hall and Theatre)

On Wednesday (February 15) there will be a screening of the Disney film Encanto, starting at 2.30pm.

On Thursday (February 16) from 2.30pm, there will be the Bubble Show, billed as "a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art".

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles of all shapes and sizes.

To conclude the week, on Friday (February 17), there will be a screening of Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear, starting at 2.30pm.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Bubble showThe Bubble show (Image: Beccles Public Hall and Theatre)

Donna Hodds, marketing manager at the venue in Smallgate, said: “When planning events for half term we were very keen to ensure there was something to not only keep families entertained but to ensure they were affordable.

"The films we are showing are relatively new family films, which without a Disney+ subscription, people may not have seen.

"At just £2 a ticket for children and adults, it gives them the chance to see these two top titles in an informal cinema setting at the hall. 

"Plus, the drinks and sweet deals, we have on the bar means it’s a very low-cost afternoon out when the weather can still be cold and wet outside.

“Hanton’s Punch and Judy is a hall favourite and always gets a good turnout.

"Families can watch a traditional seaside show, and then have the chance to make their own puppets afterwards."

To book, visit the hall box office from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 3pm, or book online at

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Bubble ShowBubble Show (Image: Beccles Public Hall and Theatre)