Children and young people's theatre
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.
Schools and theatres to get first encounter with Merchant of VeniceThe Royal Shakespeare Company is to tour The Merchant of Venice to schools and theatres in autumn 2019 as part of its First Encounters programme.
Young Everyman programme open for applicationsApplications for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse’s Young Everyman Playhouse programme are open for 2019.
Children's summer school with balletLORENTNewcastle’s balletLORENT is to hold a dance summer school for 7- to 11-year-olds.
Belgrade calls for youngsters for Crongton KnightsCoventry’s Belgrade Theatre is looking for a group of people to play teenagers in Emteaz Hussain’s adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s novel for young adults Crongton Knights.
Rare Gilbert and Sullivan songs to be aired in Buxton Fringe showYouth theatre company PB Theatricals is taking on three new challenges with shows for those aged 10 to 18, one of which will be performed at Buxton Fringe.
New take on nursery rhyme at Buxton FringeGoblin Theatre is to visit Buxton Fringe with its show Hey Diddle Diddle, aimed at ages two to seven, as part of a UK tour of more than 40 venues.
Leicester and Kingston theatres to stage Giraffes Can’t DanceLeicester’s Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston are to stage a new production of Giraffes Can’t Dance at Christmas 2019.
Making something brilliant on TynesideCity of Dreams offers 45,000 chances for children and young people to #MakeSomethingBrilliant in NewcastleGateshead this summer
Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre performs in communityMembers of the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre's production group performed at the Pilgrim Wood Residential and Dementia Care Home.
Getting creative about the FutureHOME in Manchester has launched Future 20, its second year-long artist residency and training programme for emerging artists aged 18–25.
Taking the Spirit of the Sea to Tees ValleyTheatre Hullabaloo is to tour Tees Valley with an immersive show about children’s mental health for 7- to 11-year-olds.
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.
Theatre Royal Stratford East and English National Opera
Theatre Royal, Stratford East
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