Children and young people's theatre
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.
The Storm Shepherd, weather or notThe Storm Shepherd—a new interactive, audio experience for families—is the opening event in Unity’s Open Call Programme in Liverpool.
The Takeover returnsSouth Shields’ Customs House’s Takeover Festival for young people returns in June.
Mark Baldwin and Brandon Lawrence on Elmhurst boardElmhurst Ballet School has appointed to its board choreographer and director Mark Baldwin and BRB Principal dancer Brandon Lawrence.
Three new trustees for Z-artsZ-arts in Manchester has three new trustees on its board: Freya Bennett-Nielson, Linda Green and Nazma Noor.
Winners get heard if not seenThe winning entries of Theatr Iolo’s Young Playwright’s Competition are produced as audio plays whilst venues remain closed.
UK donates dance wear to Africa and GuatemalaElmhurst Ballet School and Dancing Boutique are sending more than 200 items of dancewear to The Leap of Dance Academy in Nigeria, Africa, and Transformación Ballet in Sololá, Guatemala.
Hope Mill Theatre expands horizonsManchester’s Hope Mill Theatre is launching a community hub and small studio theatre.
Derby Theatre celebrates young people’s workDerby Theatre is to showcase work created by young people in areas of low cultural engagement through Reimagine, an online project supported by £1.1 million from Arts Council England.
NI dance company launches Open Space projectPerforming and creative arts centre Dance Associate in Newry, Northern Ireland has secured funding to launch a new project for young people.
Belgrade to première children’s show onlineCoventry’s Belgrade Theatre is to livestream Asif Khan’s new play for children Jabala and the Jinn.
Courtyard starts masterclasses for young peopleThe Courtyard Hereford is to offer a series of masterclasses which are designed to help young people forge a career in the arts.
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.
Christmas with the Hobs
Alnwick Playhouse, Maltings (Berwick) and Queen’s Hall Arts (Hexham) with Car...
The Piece Hall Trust, Northern Rascals and Northern Broadsides
The Piece Hall, Halifax