20 - 26 October, 2014
TakeOff Festival is England’s leading festival of theatre for children and young people. The festival takes place each year in venues across the North East of England. Each year we bring some of the most exciting theatre companies from the UK and beyond to the region so that their work can be enjoyed by schools, families, children and young people in a variety of venues.
TakeOff Festival now operates on a two year cycle so that we can serve as wide an audience as possible. On even years, this means spreading the shows far and wide across venues from East Durham to Weardale, Washington down to Stockton to be enjoyed by young audiences from right across our region. On odd years, we focus most of the shows in Durham City where the festival also serves as an annual meeting point for professionals working in the field of theatre for young audiences and we bus local children in to enjoy the programmer with our visitors from across the UK and as far afield as Australia and Japan.
TakeOff Festival is the annual celebration of the year round programme of fantastic theatre presented by the TakeOff venues, a consortium of North East venues that work with Theatre Hullabaloo to present brilliant shows for children and young people.
Are you a Teacher? Flick through our Schools Brochure to find out how your school can take part.
For more details about TakeOff and the TakeOff Festival, including details of this year’s programme and how you can get involved, visit www.takeofffestival.org.uk