For schools

Our work with schools

Theatre Hullabaloo works with teachers across the North East to bring high quality theatre into schools to support learning and emotional and social development.

Advisory teachers help us in the development of shows and learning resources and we carry out lots of development workshops in local schools. We also support schools to achieve ArtsMark and to deliver the Arts Award.

Partner Schools Scheme

We are delighted to announce our pilot partner schools scheme. We have a range of packages for you to choose from with various price points and benefits included. Please see below for details.

We will be working with local schools in the area to work together on:

  • priority booking and discounts
  • Teacher CPD
  • Workshops and other creative opportunities
  • Free and exclusive use of the Gillian Dickinson Creative Play Space
  • One-to-One creative consultation with your School Improvement Plan

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact Sarah Churlish on 01325 405685.

Package 1

For classes with up to 30 children

• One class visit to one storytelling session
• Tickets for one class to see one show with teachers going free according to our ratios
• Priority booking on all shows and events in our programme
• Discount on workshops & creative opportunities for your class
• Discount on one CPD session for one member of staff to attend
• Exclusive use of our Gillian Dickinson Creative Play Space on one of your visits
• The use of our theatre space or rehearsal room to use as your classroom for one half day session
• One-to-one support sessions on creative practice planning in your setting

We can also include the organisation of transport within this package for an additional fee. Please speak to us to discuss this further.

£650

Package 2

For classes with up to 30 children 

• Tickets for two storytelling sessions
• Tickets for two shows with teachers going free according to our ratios
• Priority booking on all shows and events in our programme
• Discount on workshops & creative opportunities for your class
• Discount on one CPD session for one member of staff to attend
• Exclusive use of our Gillian Dickinson Creative Play Space on two of your visits
• The use of our theatre space or rehearsal room to use as your classroom for two half day sessions
• One-to-one support sessions on creative practice planning in your setting

We can also include the organisation of transport within this package for an additional fee. Please speak to us to discuss this further.

£1100

Package 3

For classes with up to 20 children 

• One class visit to one storytelling session
• Tickets for one class to see one show with teachers going free according to our ratios
• Priority booking on all shows and events in our programme
• Discount on workshops & creative opportunities for your class
• Discount on one CPD session for one member of staff to attend
• Exclusive use of our Gillian Dickinson Creative Play Space on one of your visits
• The use of our theatre space or rehearsal room to use as your classroom for one half day session
• One-to-one support sessions on creative practice planning in your setting

We can also include the organisation of transport within this package for an additional fee. Please speak to us to discuss this further.

£500

Package 4

For classes with up to 20 children 

• Tickets for two storytelling sessions
• Tickets for two shows with teachers going free according to our ratios
• Priority booking on all shows and events in our programme
• Discount on workshops & creative opportunities for your class
• Discount on one CPD session for one member of staff to attend
• Exclusive use of our Gillian Dickinson Creative Play Space on two of your visits
• The use of our theatre space or rehearsal room to use as your classroom for two half day sessions
• One-to-one support sessions on creative practice planning in your setting

We can also include the organisation of transport within this package for an additional fee. Please speak to us to discuss this further.

£900

Why work with Theatre Hullabaloo?

There’s a whole host of reasons

Theatre Hullabaloo is the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people and we are funded by Arts Council England to create work that tours to theatres and schools. We have an established reputation as one of the UK’s leading companies of its type and work with specialist creative teams, which often include advisory teachers or child development experts, who ensure that the work we make is suited to its target age range.

“The children were enthralled, it really grabbed their attention and appealed to their imagination.”

Durham University Day Nursey

As well as touring our own shows and workshops into schools, we also support schools to access other brilliant children’s theatre in the region through our TakeOff Festival where we offer integrated travel and ticket offers to ensure that smaller rural schools are able to access cultural opportunities.

All our shows are supported by comprehensive learning resources which include pre and post show lesson plans and are developed with our advisory teachers to ensure our visit is properly integrated into the National Curriculum.

Theatre Hullabaloo works closely with a number of partner schools with whom we develop new work and support a creative curriculum.

We also support schools to deliver Artsmark and Arts Award.

Book a trip to see a show

Going to the theatre with the school can be a special experience for young people, but it can also be nerve-wracking for teachers as trips can be expensive and so a quality experience is important. Theatre Hullabaloo produces work of high quality that has been made through our child centred approach to ensure that students have an excellent experience that is suitable for their target age.

“We were very happy with the night, and loved seeing many happy children and families attend.”

Pelton Community Centre

We provide learning resources to accompany each show that include pre and post-show lesson plans so that you are able to prepare your class before their visit. Sometimes we are also able to offer post show activities to enhance your visit.