The Enchanted Cinema

The Enchanted Cinema is bringing their interactive cinema shows to the Horniman this winter. Help them create the sound effects to much-loved animations using instruments, hands and voices.

The Enchanted Cinema is coming to the Horniman and they need your help with the score!

You’ll use instruments, hands and voices to help create the soundtrack to well-loved animated films, expertly guided by The Enchanted Cinema’s musicians and multi-instrumentalists.

Sound effects include a creaking porch, feet jumping through the snow, a river, magical chimes for a giant tree, a tinkling bell for Totoro’s whiskers, the roars and eyeballs of Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things and much more. The grown-ups will be asked to help too.

Every child gets a chance to be involved if they choose to, with older kids rising to the challenge of playing the xylophone or narrating the Wild Things animation live and younger ones delighting in the “cicada” shakers or “tree-frog” guiros.

With an inclusive and light-hearted atmosphere throughout, each show also features a live musical score by The Enchanted Cinema.

This event is aimed at children aged 4-12.

Seating will be on the floor. Chairs will be available for those who require them. The floor is carpeted with some soft furnishings but we advise bringing cushions or rugs for additional comfort.


12 November

Where the Wild Things Are + My Neighbour Totoro

  • 11.30am
  • 1.30pm
  • 3.45pm

26 November

The Snowman

  • 11.30am
  • 1.30pm
  • 3.45pm

The Orchestra of Enchanted Sounds Tour is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.