Children and young people's theatre
Audition open days for National Youth TheatreThe National Youth Theatre is to hold audition open days—free workshops giving young people audition advice and introducing them to theatre-making—at two Midlands venues.
Lancaster on Shlomo's beatBeatboxer SK Shlomo is bringing back his five-star show, including two daytime appearances at the Dukes in Lancaster.
More Sorcerer’s Apprentice cancellationsAll remaining performances of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at Northern Stage have been cancelled.
BRB and RAD partner to bring professional dance into the classroomBirmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance's new partnership will create stronger links to the professional world of ballet for RAD teachers and their students.
Z-Arts' Gift for youngstersZ-arts has Manchester's only show specifically created for ages two to four, The Gift.
Night Tree Films go live onlineSecond Hand Dance’s Night Tree Films, based on Eve Bunting’s book Night Tree created for children aged 3–7, are live on Sadler’s Wells digital stage.
Children’s arts festival sparks back into lifeThe “best children’s arts festival in the world”, the Spark Festival, will be staged live and online for a week in Leicester in February 2022.
The Remarkable Robin Armstrong’s Extraordinary Christmas Adventure cast announcedThe cast for this year’s Christmas show at Hexham’s Queen’s Hall Arts has been announced
ENB Pipeline Project promotes diversityEnglish National Ballet’s new pipeline project, Ballet Futures, is a programme to encourage underrepresented groups.
Curve offers free tickets for Christmas showLeicester's Curve theatre has teamed up with a charity to offer free tickets to its family Christmas production.
Wolf Witch Giant and Fairy relaxed at LinburyThe Royal Opera House is to stage its first fully relaxed run of shows with Little Bulb's Wolf Witch Giant Fairy at Linbury Theatre, in association with Farnham Maltings.
Scottish Opera and Disney collaborate in schoolsScottish Opera and Disney Musicals in Schools will give five primary schools in Scotland the opportunity to learn and produce their own Disney KIDS musical including The Lion King KIDS and Aladdin KIDS.
Three mice to the rescue!Can three mice save a little girl’s Christmas? Children in Co Durham can find out this Christmas in two venues.
ROH Chance to Dance filmThe Royal Opera House will celebrate 30 years of its learning outreach programme Chance to Dance with a special World Ballet Day film.
Scottish Opera's festive children's musical adventureScottish Opera will presents Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep, a festive musical adventure for children aged 3 to 7, at the company’s Edington Street Production Studios in Glasgow.
Ugly Sisters hit back!Sisters are doing it for themselves in Sale’s Waterside this Christmas when The Not So Ugly Sisters tell it how it is in a new musical play inspired by Cinderella.
Gramophones tour female role model showThe Gramophones Theatre Company is to tour Tarzanna, a “jungle aerial adventure for families that encourages children to get into nature and empowers girls to be wild and playful”.
Kitchen Zoo in Newcastle and StocktonChildren’s theatre company Kitchen Zoo will be reviving two favourite shows this autumn and winter.
A magical Christmas show in HexhamHexham’s Queen’s Hall Arts announces the creative team for its 2021 Christmas show.
Samantha all white on the nightSamantha Womack is to play the White Witch in C S Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at The Lowry this Christmas.
How long is a piece of string?A new interactive show for children is coming to the North East, developed with the support of Dance City.
LGBTQ+ Birmingham festival for childrenAn LGBTQ+ festival for 3- to 11-year-old children and their grown-ups is to be held in Birmingham to “celebrate the diversity of identities and alternative families” across the city.
ROH opera and ballet schools matinéesThe Royal Opera House has announced details of this year’s schools’ matinées, bringing ballet and opera to more than 10,000 pupils.
Trafalgar acquires children’s drama academyInternational group Trafalgar Entertainment which runs Stagecoach Performing Arts has acquired the children’s extra-curricular drama organisation Helen O’Grady Drama Academy.
Survivors Guide to ManchesterManchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s Young Company, in The Survivors Guide To Living, ask themselves: what does the future hold?
Coming soon: free school meals at Northern StageA show inspired by Marcus Rashford will reopen Northern Stage later this month.
McNicol becomes ENB School AssociateChoreographer Andrew McNicol has been announced as English National Ballet School’s first Artistic Associate.
Scottish Opera Young Company in Weill premièreScottish Opera’s Young Company, will perform the Scottish première of Kurt Weill’s absurd one-act comedy The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken.
Shlomo beats it back to The LowryBeatboxer SK Shlomo is bringing his Beatbox Adventure For Kids to The Lowry, Salford.
Bushra backs return of gang playsBushra Ahmed has become an ambassador for a play that shows the stark reality of becoming involved with gangs and guns.
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Unfolding Theatre co-production with Northern Stage
Stage 2, Northern Stage, Newcastle