For 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.

Why work with Theatre Hullabaloo?

Theatre Hullabaloo is the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people, funded by Arts Council England to create work for children, young people and families.

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, [the show] really grabbed their attention and appealed to their imagination.”

Durham University Day Nursey

The Hullabaloo

In December 2017 we opened our purpose built venue in Darlington, The Hullabaloo.

The Hullabaloo is a venue designed for children, young people and their families. it presents the best theatre specially made for young audiences, exciting new creative play installations, storytelling and much more.

We are proud that The Hullabaloo is bringing arts experiences to the lives of so many children and 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.

We 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.

“We’re so lucky to have this theatre.”

Audience Member, The Hullabaloo, 2017

Shows available to book

This season we have a wide range of world-class theatre from the UK and abroad for schools to book.

From FIVE for ages 3-6, to Kaleidoscope for babies 6-18 months, and Emil and the Detectives for ages 8+, there is something to suit all ages.

Click here for shows to book this Spring at The Hullabaloo

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.

Click here for more information on Partner Schools Schemes

Arts Award with Theatre Hullabaloo

We are very proud that Theatre Hullabaloo is an Arts Award Centre and able to support our audiences and visitors to achieve their Arts Award.

We have a team of trained moderators ready to help you build your Arts Award package for Discover and Explore with us. If you’re also looking for higher levels please get in touch as we can develop packages around these too.

Your Visit

We support your visit to The Hullabaloo by offering:

  • Free teacher places for group bookings
  • Packed lunch spaces
  • Follow-up activities and learning resources
  • Ticket and transport details

Please contact Fiona Goudie-Hunter on 01325 405687 to book a show or for more information on school bookings.