Bank holiday fun with Bang Goes The Theory

Bang Goes The Theory. Picture: PA Photo/BBC.
Bang Goes The Theory. Picture: PA Photo/BBC.

BBC One’s popular science series Bang Goes the Theory brings the Live Roadshow version of the show to Sheffield this Bank Holiday weekend, setting up their scientific base camp at City Hall from Saturday 6 through to Monday 7 May 2012.

Bringing science and technology to the masses, the Bang Goes the Theory Live Roadshow, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Viewers can join members of the team for a brand new show as they recreate some of the best stunts from the TV series and test, stretch and explode scientific theories live on stage.

Science superstar and Bang ‘boffin’ Dr Yan Wong will be joined by presenters from the TV show Jem Stansfield, Liz Bonnin and Dallas Campbell for the live tour.

Presenter Dallas Campbell says: “The roadshow is undoubtedly the highlight of the Bang calendar. It’s the time where we can let our hair down meeting the viewers who’ve made the TV show such a success. As well as the live show, which is always full of surprises, it’s wonderful to be able to talk about what we’ve been up to first hand, swap ideas, and let people get hands-on with some fantastic science for themselves.”

Over a quarter of a million people have already put science and technology to the test at the roadshows, over the past three years.

The Bang Goes the Theory Live shows are set to take place each day from 11.30am and 4pm. All tickets to the shows are free, but viewers had to apply for tickets via the website At time of going to print, audiences can still apply for tickets for both shows on Monday 7 May.

In addition to the lives shows, The Bang Goes The Theory Interactive Area gives the public the chance to do their own experimenting and get hands on with the interactive exhibits. They can also pick up some science tricks to impress friends and family as the science buskers demonstrate the best of street science. The Interactive Area and science buskers will be based outside Sheffield City Hall, on Barkers Pool. Open to everyone, budding scientists won’t need a ticket for the Interactive Area, however access to the actual live shows in the Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall is by ticket admission only.

Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May 2012, 11.30am & 4pm, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, Barkers Pool.