Children and young people's theatre
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.
Dance chance for young West MidlandersYoung dancers aged between 16 and 30 from across the West Midlands are being given the opportunity to get involved in some of the biggest events of 2022.
Elmhurst cancels summer showsElmhurst Ballet School has confirmed its summer run of shows, including the streamed performance, will not go ahead this year.
A funny thing happensRoyal Exchange Theatre’s Elders and Young Company come together exploring all things funny.
Getting to the arts of SalfordThe Lowry in Salford has set a crowdfunding target of £5,000 to deliver creative workshops for 700 local children.
U.Dance youth dance summer festivalKaren Hauer, Sir Matthew Bourne and more announced for U.Dance National Festival 2021, One Dance UK’s free youth dance festival in July.
Secondary showcase for MIFSecondary schools from across Greater Manchester are taking part in a talent showcase as part of Manchester International Festival.
Plans unveiled for Leicester children’s festivalThe two directors of a children's art organisation which produces an annual festival are planning the 2022 event which will offer live as well as digital performances.
London Children's Ballet Green Gables auditionsRegistration to audition for Anne of Green Gables at The Peacock Theatre is now open to dancers aged 9–16 years.
Dragon act at the DukesFamilies can enjoy a thoughtful and heart-warming show When Another Dragon Roars, at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Big Yellow Dance Studio opens in BatterseaLondon Children’s Ballet will formally open to the public as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
Live performances return to ElmhurstAfter a 15-month live performance hiatus, the summer programme opens with the graduate year students of Elmhurst Ballet Company in Proxemics and concludes with the whole school performing in Elevate.
One Night in Bolton on airA new radio play will make its debut on Bolton FM, performed by members of the Young Octagon Company.
The Nabe loses out on premisesLiverpool’s new youth, community and performing arts centre The Nabe is on the hunt for new premises.
A Hullabaloo in the Park!A two-week outdoor family festival in Darlington’s South Park this July from Theatre Hullabaloo.
Open call for dance summer residencySadler’s Wells has put out an open call for the National Youth Dance Company and Candoco Dance Company Summer Residency for disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 16–-24.
A Giant step for ToriTameside-based Tori Burgess has devised short audio dramas suitable for children, families and seasoned giant-spotters.
ENBS upcoming performances and a future plansEnglish National Ballet School has announced Young Choreographers, its 2021 summer performance and plans for the future.
Young NDCW associates inspired by Artes MundiNational Dance Company Wales’ Young Associates will première new digital film Now Begin at the U Dance Cymru 2021 Digital Dance Day and on AM Cymru.
Hole lot of WonderlandAlice in Wonderland—Down the Rabbit Hole returns on a UK tour featuring children’s TV presenter Kerry Boyne.
Frank in praise of youthLeading screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce has praised the ‘resilience and kindness’ of the UK’s young people.
Touch & Go for 20 Stories HighIn late 2019, 20 Stories High created a piece of theatre inspired by the concept of touch. But soon after, touch became prohibited...
Aerial theatre show presents young women as “empowered”A new aerial theatre show, Aidy the Awesome, is to take to the Internet in a digital tour commissioned by Leicester’s Curve and funded by Arts Council England.
Coventry youngsters produce play about climate changeTwenty youth groups will stage Belgrade Theatre young company’s play about climate change, Like There’s No Tomorrow, commissioned by the National Theatre for NT Connections.
The 2021 Takeover play cast announcedThe Customs House has announced the cast for the 2021 Takeover play, Cherryade Supernova.
From play to game to help kids’ mental healthPrudhoe-based creative learning company Mortal Fools has turned its children's production Melva into an interactive game.
M6 route through lockdownRochdale-based M6 theatre company has been creating work for children and young people across the UK.
Climate Catastrophe collaborationA new film, Climate Change Catastrophe!, is from a collaboration between primary schoolchildren, Newcastle University scientists, NE singer-songwriter Katie Doherty and Cap-a-Pie theatre company.
Opera North new activities for young musiciansOpera North’s £18m redevelopment project, the Howard Opera Centre, will offer over 300 places for young musicians and Opera North Youth Orchestra launched.
National Youth Theatre to stage summer tourThe National Youth Theatre has announced plans for its REP Company’s first national tour which will feature two new shows co-produced by Northampton’s Royal and Derngate.
My First Ballet: Swan Lake on ENB at HomeAn hour-long, specially adapted version of Swan Lake is now available English National Ballet’s digital platform.
New family activity on Sadler’s Wells Digital StageSadler’s Wells has commissioned an audio work designed for families from Charlotte Spencer Projects, All these things we can make, available as part of Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage.
Free School Meals
Unfolding Theatre co-production with Northern Stage
Stage 2, Northern Stage, Newcastle