Children and young people's theatre
Alexia starts Birmingham theatre’s online workshopsBirmingham’s Alexia McIntosh has kicked off a series of digital masterclasses at the Hippodrome in the city: 25 online workshops for young people aged between 7 and 25.
Derby Theatre to stage Wheatle’s Home GirlA new stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s Home Girl is to be staged at Derby Theatre with Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership, professional writers, care-experienced young people and other young theatre-makers.
Snow Queen out of the shadowsLancaster-based theatre company Three Left Feet presents a shadow puppet theatrical retelling of The Snow Queen to watch online.
Online courses at The CourtyardThe Courtyard Hereford is to deliver a range of classes online, enabling participants to engage in creative sessions from the safety of their homes.
Home or away - at HOME!HOME’s Christmas shows are to go ahead despite the tiering announcement for Manchester.
Merry Christmas, Holly & IvanA sister, her brother and a theatre unite to tell a Christmas story with Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.
TV double bill for balletLORENTTwo balletLORENT performances are to be release on Marquee TV and Sky Arts
A puppet school for NewcastleKids and teens in Newcastle are invited to join an online puppet school next spring.
Birmingham theatre raises £26,000 to support young peopleDonors have raise more than £26,000 to help Birmingham Hippodrome to expand its work with 5,000 young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands in 2021.
Northampton and National Youth Theatre unite for trainingNorthampton’s Royal and Derngate and the National Youth Theatre's partnership will provide training for young people and has led to the commissioning of three new productions.
An animated Christmas from NorthumberlandThree Northumberland venues, a producer, a writer from Gateshead, a Newcastle songwriter and a South Shields animator combine to produce an animated Christmas show.
Derby Theatre moves Little Mermaid onlineAll in-person performances of Mike Kenny’s The Little Mermaid at Derby Theatre have been cancelled as the city has entered tier three COVID restrictions.
Hereford Christmas show to have live streamThe Courtyard Hereford’s annual children’s Christmas show is to go ahead with a difference, with a live stream of Hansel and Gretel from its main stage.
Santa to the rescue at Coventry’s Belgrade TheatreCoventry’s Belgrade Theatre is to host live performances of Santa’s Christmas Rescue, the latest in an interactive series by Imagine Theatre aimed at children aged 2–7.
Hippodrome’s aim to raise £20,000 in a weekBirmingham Hippodrome is to start a fundraising campaign to raise £20,000 in a week to bring confidence and creativity back to young people to combat the effects of COVID-19.
Hansel and Gretel go on tourTheatre Space North East is touring a performance in a tent throughout the region this Christmas.
Festive show to be performed on Derby doorstepsPeople living within 10 kilometres of Derby Theatre can book a 15-minute performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to experience from their own doorstep.
Another NE live show announced for ChristmasNewcastle’s Gosforth Civic Theatre announces twelve performances of a Christmas show specially for children
Northern Stage reveals 2020 Christmas showAn altogether revealing announcement from Northern Stage: its Christmas show will be The Emperor’s New Clothes.
A Christmas show for just one familyNewcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre presents an immersive theatre experience for just one family or bubble at a time.
A children’s Christmas show in South ShieldsWalton-Gunn Productions presents A Christmas Story for the under-7s.
Community day and Christmas show at CurveLeicester's Curve has revealed the line-up for a community day as well as a Christmas show for families.
Worst Witch wins Olivier for Northampton theatreRoyal and Derngate’s Made in Northampton co-production of The Worst Witch scooped the award for best family show at the 2020 Olivier Awards.
Ideas wanted for Mansfield project for looked-after childrenMansfield Palace Theatre is keen to hear ideas for a project to provide opportunities specifically for looked-after children.
Live Tales moves onlineWinter Tales, an online version of Live Theatre’s Live Tales, will be available to KS2 teachers in November and December.
ENB School partners with bbodanceEnglish National Ballet School has formed a new partnership with bbodance as it returns to face-to-face training.
Belgrade to host The Snail and the WhaleCoventry’s Belgrade Theatre is to host its second virtual theatre tour, with Tall Stories bringing the tale of The Snail and the Whale to life on stage.
Half-term delights in LancasterFamilies can experience classic furry-tail Puss in Boots at The Dukes in Lancaster October 24
Zest airs views of young people during pandemicLincoln-based Zest Theatre has reunited young people who toured a 2019 production to come up with *untitled, a “virtual EP”, to première on YouTube.
Two more NE shows cancelledNE company Walton-Gunn Productions has cancelled two upcoming productions.
New play gives voice to Mansfield’s young womenMansfield Palace Theatre is to support local theatre makers to develop SHEWOLVES, a new play about “young women’s voices in an increasingly complex world”.
Lowry forges ahead with two seasonal showsThe Lowry in Salford plans not one, but two 'socially-distanced' shows in November and December.
Derby Theatre pays tribute to youth theatre member LewisDerby Theatre is to pay tribute to former youth theatre member Lewis Sewell, who died aged 18 in summer 2020 from a rare cancer, by sharing a recording of a production in which he appeared.
Students and staff return to ElmhurstAfter five months of lockdown, students and staff are to return to Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham.
Heartbreak turns children’s lockdown stories into filmsHeartbreak Productions has completed “possibly the most ambitious creative project to be see in the UK for the past seven months”: a series of short films with children aged from 8 to 14.
Choreographic challenge from NYBA new choreographic challenge for autumn from National Youth Ballet invites young dancers to explore how it feels to re-emerge and engage with the world around them as lockdown eases.
An immersive sound journey with Mortal FoolsNE-based Mortal Fools has launched an immersive audio theatre experience to “help drown out the noise of the modern world”.
REP man completes walk from Birmingham to LondonBirmingham REP associate director Steve Ball raised more than £3,700 by walking 116 miles from the theatre to London’s Leicester Square in seven days.
NYDC dancers back in Sadler’s WellsThe National Youth Dance Company 2019/20 cohort and Guest Artistic Director Russell Maliphant will reunite at Sadler’s Wells to complete their year, culminating in a set of private COVID-secure 'sharings' for friends and family.
REP man’s fundraising walk from Birmingham to LondonBirmingham REP associate director Steve Ball is to walk the 116 miles from the theatre to London's Leicester Square over seven days to raise funds for the REP's work with young people.
Darlington youth project in line for national cash prizeThe Darlington Hippodrome-based In2 Project is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1 million pot supporting under-18s nationwide.
Action required...Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire is after an experienced community arts practitioner.
Theatre at home for youngstersThe Dukes in Lancaster and Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield have devised a theatrical experience for 7- to 12-year-olds to enjoy at home.
Elmhurst Ballet School dance masterclassesElmhurst Ballet School, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will move its annual summer school online this August with its Back to Dance Masterclasses.
ENB at HOME: youth dance courseThis summer, English National Ballet will run a course of free online classes for young dancers aged 14–19 years.
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