Children and young people's theatre
Families in Wales invited to join new Theatr Iolo projectSpecialist in theatre for young people, Theatr Iolo, asks families to help create Twenty20: Experiences of an Extraordinary Year.
One Dance UK digital youth dance festival summer 2020One Dance UK is moving its U.Dance National Festival online this year for a weekend of streamed dance masterclasses, showcases, careers talks and information sessions for young people.
Young people reimagine the future in DerbyYoung people in Derby are being provided with a professional online platform to share their ideas of a reimagined future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with young people during lockdownHow Northumberland-based Mortal Fools has continued its work with young people and in professional development in spite of the lockdown.
Chichester Midnight Gang and Beauty and the Beast onlineDavid Walliams's The Midnight Gang and the Chichester Festival Youth Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast will be the next productions to be streamed online from Chichester Festival Theatre.
Tackling Shakespeare’s language: RSC artists give tipsArtists from the Royal Shakespeare Company who are unable to rehearse or perform will help to unlock Shakespeare for thousands of children and young people studying at home.
Two ballet schools share message of solidarity and hopeElmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham and English National Ballet School in London have united to share a message of hope and support in footage filmed by students dancing at home edited by BalletBoyz.
Playhouse seeks writer for Christmas showNottingham Playhouse is on the lookout for a professional writer to create its annual festive family show.
Oldham Coliseum goes onlineOldham Coliseum has released 100 Word Plays (about Oldham) as audio online and is preparing to launch a monologue challenge for school and college students.
Primary schoolers help create showYoungsters can contribute to the creation of the next adventure by Raddlesham Mumps creator.
Perform your own pantoMiddle Child has made available resources so that every family can perform their own take on The Little Mermaid.
Interactive circus classes for everyoneTime on your hands? Learn circus skills from the experts with Lost in Translation Circus classes for beginners upwards.
Designs wanted for Curve production of Wizard of OzLeicester’s Curve is asking children to submit designs to be featured in the set of its Christmas 2020 production, the regional première of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz.
Birmingham students create online drama classesFirst-year students studying applied theatre at Birmingham City University have created DIY drama classes online for children and their parents to encourage them to take part in teaching together at home during the coronavirus crisis.
Double Puss 'n' good!Families can experience classic furry-tail Puss in Boots at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Coliseum opens a new Jungle BookOldham Coliseum presents a musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous story The Jungle Book.
NE director to tour children’s version of Orwell classicNE born director Robert Icke is to tour a children’s version of George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm.
Dragons and Mythical Beasts in Darlington and BillinghamA new interactive children’s theatre show is to visit Darlington Hippodrome and Billingham Forum later this year.
TV favourites at the DukesFamilies and little ones will see some of their television favourites on stage when CBeebies’ Sarah & Duck bring their live show to The Dukes in Lancaster.
National Connections for KeswickKeswick’s Theatre by the Lake is a partner venue for 2020’s National Theatre Connections festival.
Taking Flight launches Wales’ first youth theatre company for deaf performersThe official launch of the first youth theatre company catering for “D/deaf and hard of hearing performers” in Wales, under the aegis of renowned inclusive theatre company Taking Flight, took place at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Customs House selected for national programmeSouth Shields’ Customs House has been chosen to take part in the Future Arts Centres Here and Now project.
Customs House Takeover play director announcedSouth Shields’ Customs House has announced who is to direct this year’s play from the Takeover Young Writer in Residence.
Lost Happy Endings in Darlington starts tourballetLORENT begins a national tour of The Lost Happy Endings at Darlington Hippodrome.
A Ripper yarn for youth performersLiverpool’s Royal Court youth theatre and North West End acting school have combined to present a brand new play set in 19th century Liverpool: The Unlikely Candidate.
Monster of a writing challengeA creative writing challenge has been launched alongside the UK tour of A Monster Calls.
Children’s arts festival to be staged in LeicesterThe “largest children’s arts festival in England and Wales”, the Spark Festival in Leicester will present “unforgettable” arts experiences for young people aged from birth to 13 over seven days in February.
Epic poem takes to the roadsMurray Lachlan Young tours his family theatre show and virtual reality experience The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps this spring.
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.
Touring News – February 2020Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month which includes more than the usual number of shows for younger audiences.
Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal
The Children's Theatre Partnership and Royal and Derngate with Nottingham Pla...
Royal and Derngate, Northampton
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...