The Playhouse Project is returning to Manchester on Monday 26 August with family rave events organised by a crew of ex-DJs who are now parents.
The Playhouse Project events provide a daytime clubbing experience for all the family, held in a fun and safe nightclub environment brought to you by a group of former DJs who have now entered parenthood.
This time, The Playhouse Project comes to Manchester’s Deaf Institute for a daytime family rave. The events are aimed at parents that long for their clubbing days back, proving that family fun doesn’t have to be just soft play and Peppa Pig.
The Playhouse Project will be taking over the Grosvenor Street venue on Monday 26 August with the legendary Dave Beer on the decks, DJ and frontman of the UK’s longest runnings house night Back to Basics. He’ll be bringing some of the highest quality underground house to the rave and If you have ever attended Back To Basics you will of course know that Dave, nicknamed “King of Clubs” by Mixmag, never fails to rock the party.
Dave is a resident DJ at the some of the biggest UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, No.6 and Gottwood. As well as being a resident at his own club Church Leeds, over the years Dave has also held a residency at We Love Space, Pacha and Home in London.
Leeds Council made Dave an honorary son of Leeds and paid tribute to his contributions to the city, both culturally and economically, with the Symphonic Sounds of Back To Basics party in Leeds’ Millennium Square, in association with Opera North. Dave appeared on stage with a symphonic orchestra whilst he DJ’ed and introduced superstar guest appearance including the likes of Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Adamski, Corinne Bailey Rae, Robert Owens and Saffron from Rebublica.
The Playhouse Project have been organising family rave events since 2016, with their first ever events taking place at Solomon’s bar here in Manchester, which became a regular thing after the amazing feedback they received. Since then, the events have grown significantly, now attracting crowds of over 400 people and collaborations with Victoria Baths, The Refuge, Bluedot Festival, Camp and Furnace, Parentfolk, Bankswood Festival, HAtch and BEYOND MCR.
In their best efforts to keep the crews dancing, The Playhouse Project provides the top DJs, club lighting, visuals, LED hoops, their Robot performer ELECTRON, bubble and foam machines, inflatables and giant balloons, and free glow sticks.
If the fun gets too much for the little ones, there are chill out areas with craft tables, play-doh areas, book corners and glitter and face painting. And, as always, there will be the best cake stalls and a fully licensed bar.
Adding to the lineup is The Playhouse Project’s current resident DJ Lil’ Fee, who has enjoyed a global music career, and as drummer in slick electro-pop outfit The Whip, Lil’ Fee is the perfect selector for family rave, bringing her unique blend of soulful house to our decks.
August’s event starts at 2pm – 4:30pm and tickets are priced at £28 for Family Tickets, Adults (12+) £8, Children (under 12) £6.50, Babies (under 18m) Free.