A trip to the theatre is the perfect excuse to get out of the sun if it’s proving too much, and the Hippodrome is hosting a range of shows over the summer, with something for everyone. From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the BAFTA award-winning television animation Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, live on stage at the Hippodrome for four performances over 12 and 13 July. The show promises an exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. Between 7 and 12 August, the new UK tour of Sister Act comes to town. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, it’s a feel-good musical comedy based on the smash hit movie staring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith – but you knew that already, we hope!

• The Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustines Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ; 0844 871 3012; atgtickets.com

Featured image, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom © Dan Tsantilis