Three new commissions to make work for young audiences

November 2014

Theatre Hullabaloo in partnership with Northern Stage, Live Theatre and Dance City are offering three new commissions to artists based in the North East, or with a strong connection to the region, who are interested in developing theatre for young audiences.

  • Live Theatre are offering a writing commission for new work for audiences of 6+
  • Northern Stage are offering a commission for an early years theatre maker
  • Dance City are offering a commission to an artist developing a new piece of dance theatre for children and families.

All three commissions will be presented in scratch during TakeOff Festival of Theatre for Children and Young People, 19th – 24th October 2015, as well as having a platform in Newcastle.

The aim of the project is to create a critical mass of artists engaged with creating dynamic work for young audiences in our region.

We actively encourage applicants to get in touch with us to discuss their applications before submitting. For an informal chat give us a ring on 01325 352004 or email to schedule a time to speak with Creative Producer, Miranda Thain.

Deadline: Wednesday 7 January 2015, 12pm

For more information about the three commissions, and for details of how to apply, please read the TakeOff Artist Development Brief. Applicants must also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Download Large Print format of the artist development brief here

Download Large Print format of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here

An audio version of the TakeOff Artist Development Brief can be found here



Comments (2)

  1. Mud Pie Arts have just discovered this commissioning opportunity. We feel like we have just struck gold! This is perfect for our development and ambitions for the future. We will definitely be submitting a proposal.
    Only question is, which age group? We have produced highly immersive performances for both 2-4 and 6+ age groups. We work with both age groups every week in workshops, libraries and youth theatre. Please can you tell us if you are needing more entries in a particular age group?
    Very excited! Best wishes,
    Jenna Drury
    Mud Pie Arts

    • Hi Jenna,

      Thanks for getting in contact and we’re really pleased that our commissions have sparked your interest. I’ve sent you more info in an email.

      Best wishes,

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