Children and young people's theatre
Consortium picks Crongton Knights as second co-productionPilot Theatre is to stage in 2021 the world première of Emteaz Hussain’s adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner, Crongton Knights.
Developing young actors in BoltonYoung Octagon, being launched in Bolton, will focus on developing young actors.
Making Contact with public cultureContact Young Company and Young Identity are joining forces with Manchester Art Gallery.
London Children's Ballet's anniversary revivalTo celebrate its 25th anniversary season, London Children's Ballet will revive Ballet Shoes at the Peacock Theatre in London.
Kids’ shows for autumn at Northern StageChildren’s shows at Northern Stage between October and December 2019.
Building the barricades in Brazil's schoolsWhen it Breaks it Burns tells the true story of the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 in Brazil.
Ramping Up to ManchesterContact and BAC’s latest production, Ramping Up, will head to Manchester’s The Bread Shed after a run at Battersea Arts Centre.
Second Takeover writer-in-residence announcedTeessider Elijah Young is the Customs House Takeover Festival writer-in-residence for 2019.
Puss in Boots In DukesPuss in Boots, Northern Ballet’s latest children’s production, takes to The Dukes stage.
Northampton’s The Worst Witch gets West End transferThe Worst Witch, the Northampton Royal and Derngate production which is touring the UK, is to fly into the West End for a seven-week season.
Scottish Youth Theatre's arts without barriers for young peopleScotland's young creatives and emerging artists are set to benefit from Scottish Youth Theatre's new programme to support and develop local talent.
Additional support for the Customs HouseThe Customs House in South Shields has received new support in both cash and kind.
Children to benefit from Derby Theatre performing arts programmeA scheme to open up theatre-making to children aged between 8 and 18 is to be set up at Derby Theatre, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced.
Chicken Licken on tourA musical version of the traditional tale Chicken Licken is to tour the North East.
Young film makers and choreographers to screen work at BFI SouthbankOne Dance UK is searching for young dancers, film makers and choreographers with an interest in creating dance work for film for U.Dance on Screen.
Flying a Kite without wordsThe Wrong Crowd swoops into Waterside, Sale with Kite, a play without words.
Libraries book in a theatrical adventureFrom Monday March 4, 10 of Greater Manchester's libraries will enter the world of Alluriat: an immersive and interactive theatrical adventure for 7- to 11-year-olds.
Gruffalo's founders to visit Z-artsIn celebration of the Gruffalo’s 20th birthday, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler will be visiting Z-arts in Manchester.
McGregor appointed Vice President of ElmhurstElmhurst Ballet School has announced that its new Vice President will be Wayne McGregor CBE.
Zog première for ChesterA world première stage adaptation of Zog is based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler.
NYDC selects seventh new cohortRun by Sadler’s Wells, the country’s flagship company for young dancers, National Youth Dance Company has selected its seventh intake of members sourced from 26 towns, cities and villages across England.
Big Up! catches them young in ManchesterBig Up! is created by Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High for children.
Fantastic for Families Awards 2019Outstanding contribution to arts and culture for families has been recognised in the Fantastic for Families Awards.
Young actors make main stage debutMore than 30 young actors from award-winning youth theatre programme Young Everyman Playhouse will make their debut on the Playhouse main stage.
National Student Drama Festival to be staged in LeicesterLeicester’s Curve is to host the 2019 National Student Drama Festival—an annual festival that gives people aged between 16 and 25 the opportunity to showcase their work and try something new.
Two NE Fantastic for Families winnersA venue and a dance company from the North East have won Fantastic for Families Awards
Skellig to get the family treatment at Nottingham PlayhouseNottingham Playhouse artistic director Adam Penford will continue his programming of titles aimed at schools and family audiences with the stage adaptation of David Almond’s Skellig.
Theatre duo's take on Romeo & JulietTheatre makers join forces to present Romeo and Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring, an introduction to the timeless story.
Keswick grabs them young!Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake has a programme of events for young theatregoers from February until April.
Youth takes over in BoltonThe Octagon Theatre is inviting young people in Bolton aged 11 to 25 to present ideas for a takeover day.
New music theatre award won by The Dickens GirlsThe inaugural British Youth Music Theatre award has been won by Rachel Bellman and Elizabeth Charlesworth for The Dickens Girls, which they based on a true story of fallen women.
A half-term detective storyThe Customs House in South Shields presents a detective story with a difference for half-term.
City of Dreams brings Our City Our Story to NewcastleGatesheadCity of Dreams brings Our City Our Story to Live Theatre, giving under-25s a platform to tell their own stories and shape the future of the city.
Lottery money for Customs House youth workThe Customs House receives lottery funding for three creative projects with looked-after children in South Tyneside.
Elephant in the room for LowryElmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates a live stage adaptation at The Lowry.
Menagerie of drama for LancasterTigers, rabbits and bees are on their way to The Dukes in Lancaster.
February to June at The HullabalooThe Hullabaloo, Darlington’s theatre for children, has announced its season from February to June.
Hat's off to PlayhouseDr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will open the 2019 season at Liverpool Playhouse.
AniMalcolm on MerseysideAniMalcolm, based on the children’s book by David Baddiel, will play the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.
The Snowman returns to Birmingham for 25th birthdayBirmingham REP will be walking in the air when its live show of Raymond Briggs’s book The Snowman returns to the Midlands as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.
Northern Stage targets familiesMore shows for children and young people at Northern Stage than ever before.
Noughts and Crosses with love at The LowryPilot Theatre presents the première of Sabrina Mahfouz's new adaption of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning novel Noughts and Crosses at The Lowry in Salford.
Banyan Tree to tourTara Arts and Polka Theatre will tour Shamser Sinha's Three Sat under the Banyan Tree from January to March 2019.
Chicken Licken - A Tale Jam
Gala Theatre co-production with Ruth Mary Johnson
Arts Centre Washington
Where Is Peter Rabbit?
Phil McIntyre Entertainment & Frederick Warne & Co Ltd
Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go!
Unicorn in association with The Polar Bears
Unicorn Theatre (Weston Theatre)
The Worst Witch
Royal and Derngate, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns
The Lowry, Salford
Madagascar the Musical
Selladoor Family and Hartshorn-Hook Productions
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Noughts and Crosses
Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal