Children and young people's theatre
NE playwrights under 25: an opportunityThe Customs House in South Shields is looking for a NE-based playwright under 25 to become its third Young Writer in Residence.
The Little Prince lands in ManchesterThe Little Prince lands in Manchester when Z-arts host this new show from Fuel Theatre.
From January to May at The HullabalooDarlington’s Hullabaloo has announced its programme of play installations, workshops and performances for young children during the spring.
Just So much for Cheshire festJust So Festival has unveiled the first wave of programming for this year’s festival at Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire.
Young theatregoers benefit from appealTheatre by the Lake in Keswick has been making strides with its Christmas Appeal.
Dennis steps up as Elfluent steps downThe replacement for Santa’s Naughty Elf at the Customs House is announced.
£43,000 ACE grant for Mortal Fools YT projectArts Council England has given £43,000 over two years to Prudhoe-based Mortal Fools for its Youth Theatre Exchange Project.
Ducklings afloat in Exchange StudioThe Herd Theatre float their show for youngsters Ducklings in Manchester Royal Exchange Studio.
Oldham Theatre Workshop has a SecretOldham Theatre Workshop is back with another family Christmas musical: The Secret of Christmas Eve.
Family holiday time at Z-artsThe holiday season at Z-arts in Manchester is aimed at the whole family.
Christmas dance for kidsballetLORENT presents a Christmas creative dance course for children in Newcastle.
Gramophones record funding for new aerial theatre showNottingham-based all-female theatre company the Gramophones has received almost £60,000 from Arts Council England and other sources to mount a new aerial theatre show for families.
Pick up a Penguin for ChristmasThe Broadway and West End production of Mr Popper’s Penguins comes to Greater Manchester.
New commission announced for Midlands theatre makersA Midlands creative development programme is to commission a new piece of work from mid-career theatre makers for 2020.
Two helpings from Kitchen Zoo this ChristmasThis Christmas children’s theatre company Kitchen Zoo will be appearing at two different venues with two different shows.
Northampton reveals cast for Pippi Longstocking premièreNorthampton’s Royal and Derngate has announced the cast for the world première of Pippi Longstocking, one of its 2019 Christmas shows.
Derby Theatre casts Little Red Riding HoodDerby Theatre and Hiccup Theatre have revealed the cast of their Christmas 2019 production Little Red Riding Hood.
Double helping of Horrible HistoriesHorrible Histories Live On Stage heads to Storyhouse in Chester.
Scaredy Bairns at HalloweenScaredy Bairns is a family friendly Halloween experience deep in the woods in County Durham.
Melva tours to schools in 2019 and 2020Melva, a play about children’s anxieties and worries, tours to NE schools in 2019 and 2020.
Big Imaginations sought for child-centred showsThe Dukes and Lancaster Arts are set to host five family shows in October.
Snow Queen casting announcedNorthern Stage has announced the cast for its Christmas show, The Snow Queen.
Wintry outlook for LancasterThe Dukes theatre in The Round in Lancaster will be transformed into a wintry woodland for this year’s Cinderella.
Stitching together Patchwork WondersInnovative theatre-makers Stitch Brothers present Patchwork Wonders for children at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Young gateway to cultureYoung people can now get free membership and exclusive discounts at The Dukes in Lancaster.
TakeOff 2019 shows announcedThe shows for the October 2019 Takeoff Festival of children’s theatre in Co Durham have been announced.
The Snowman flies into Peacock for 22nd yearBirmingham REP’s production of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman is to visit London’s Peacock Theatre for the 22nd consecutive year.
Young dancers and musicians Assemble in CroydonBassist Shri Sriram and dancer and choreographer Jose Agudo will present Assemble, a new work written and performed by young dancers and musicians aged 14–19, at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
First Encounters with Shakespeare in the North EastThe Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Encounters programme is coming to the region in October.
Award-winning short film becomes play for childrenThe Deaffest UK award-winning Best Artistic Short Film is to become a play for children at Northern Stage.
Night Garden Live in ManchesterIn the Night Garden Live begins a first-ever tour of UK theatres with a brand-new show at the Palace Theatre Manchester.
Sunderland Empire launches a musical theatre schoolThe Sunderland Empire Academy of Performing Arts (SEA) launches this autumn.
BRB creates Dreams for ballet students on the roadAfter two events in Birmingham, Birmingham Royal Ballet is taking its Dreams project on the road, allowing ballet students of all ages to perform alongside some of BRB’s company dancers in a special public performance of a much-loved ballet.
The Place awarded Creative Europe grantThe Place has secured a €200,000 Creative Europe grant towards a €333,000 project with three EU partners, which will test a new model of developing dance performance for young audiences.
Lucy-Mae's sweet success in Mr StinkLucy-Mae Beacock was just nine when chosen to play Matilda in the RSC production of Matilda the Musical.
Polar bear on the looseA polar bear’s loose in Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre this September in an adaptation of a Raymond Briggs book.
A hip-hopera at Sage GatesheadStitched, a hip-hopera from New Writing North, is coming to Sage Gateshead in September.
Four-day writing workshop in Coventry for young peopleCoventry’s Theatre Absolute is looking for new members aged between 14 and 18 to form its first group dedicated to nurturing the voices of young people in the city.
Christmas in the North WestA look at the pantos, musicals, family shows and other theatre productions that will be playing in the North West over the festive period.
Giraffes Can't Dance
Curve, Rose Original Productions and Simon Friend in association with Hachett...
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Father Christmas's Christmas Workshop
Scratch Built Production in association with Proteus Theatre
Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas
Birmingham Stage Company and Derby Theatre
Opera House, Blackpool
1927, Edinburgh International Festival, HOME Manchester, Spoleto Festival USA...
Tobacco Factory Theatres, New International Encounter and Cambridge Junction
Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
I Wish I Was A Mountain
the egg / Travelling Light / Theatr Iolo
Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre