A family-friendly performing arts venue is welcoming audiences back to its theatre for a week of special performances taking place during half-term.

The Boo in Rossendale have just announced their 'Season in a Week' programme, which will see a week of live events taking place at the Bacup Road venue from Saturday October 24 until Sunday November 1.

After closing their doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Boo reopened in September, but only on a reduced capacity and without live audiences.

This Saturday though, they are able to welcome back family audiences to socially distanced performances and events.

Communications and engagement manager at The Boo, Michelle Darwin, said: "We are delighted to be putting live events back on and are so glad to be able to re-open our doors to our audiences.

"When we closed at the end of March, we were unsure what the future held for all theatres, including The Boo – and there is still a lot of uncertainty ahead in the arts industry.

"But we feel incredibly grateful to be in a position now, where we can start to welcome audiences back in a safe, Covid-19 secure way."

The Boo’s ‘Season In A Week’ is a snapshot of what the venue would usually put on across an entire season - the only difference being, it will all take place across just one week of half term.

The Season opens with a four-day free event featuring David Chatton-Barker’s latest exhibition, Tales of the Monstone.

The event runs from Saturday October 24 until Tuesday October 27 and advanced booking must be made.

On Wednesday October 28, The Boo welcomes Lempen Puppet Theatre with their latest outdoor creation, The Fisher and His Wife, a production specially designed for small socially distanced audiences.

Ending the ‘Season’ on Sunday November 1, The Boo will host a Halloween family event featuring spooky storytelling with Ursula Holden Gill, before families get the opportunity to walk through the theatre for The Boo’s first pumpkin trail.

Ms Darwin added: "We know not everyone is ready or able to return to live events at the moment so for our audience members who are unable to return to live events, we want them to know we are working hard on our digital offer and we hope to be able to announce further details and share with our audiences very soon."

More information about The Boo and how to get involved with the pumpkin trail can be found at horseandbamboo.org.