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When the Birds Sang: Ideas Catcher

20 May ’20


“When Coronavirus came, that was when the birds sang” (Lily, 8 years old) We know that this is a strange time for everybody and that during this period of lockdown lots of families are spending much more time playing and talking together. Some of you have been in touch with us to tell us about…

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Activity sheets and more!

30 Mar ’20


  Here's a little word search for you and your little ones... all things Hullabaloo related of course! Click here for the word search. Our…

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World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

20 Mar ’20


The 20th March is World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People with its annual call to ‘Take a Child to the Theatre’ and…

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Important Announcement

16 Mar ’20


❗️Important Announcement❗️ The health and happiness of the families who visit The Hullabaloo is the most important thing to us at Theatre Hullabaloo. In light…

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February Half Term at The Hullabaloo

31 Jan ’20


Thur 13 - Sat 15 Feb  Igloo (age 0-3 years) Travelling Light & Bristol Old Vic A playful experience filled with warmth, sensation and gentle…

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Early Years Music Network Meeting

16 Jan ’20


If you are a Tees Valley based Early Years Practitioner who would like to build your knowledge, understanding and confidence in using music with very…

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Volunteer with Theatre Hullabaloo

19 Dec ’19


GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME WITH THEATRE HULLABALOO Adults aged 16 and over are invited to apply to Theatre Hullabaloo to support the programme of…

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The Polar Bears Go Up Competition

13 Dec ’19


Share a photograph of your child enjoying their visit to The Hullabaloo to see The Polar Bears Go Up for your chance to win a…

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Casting Information

2 Dec ’19


Theatre Hullabaloo & Action Transport Theatre Present BABA YAGA Written by Laura Lindow Directed by Nina Hajiyianni Designed by Bek Palmer Composed by Patrick Dineen…

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October Half Term at The Hullabaloo

28 Oct ’19


Whats On: October Half Term  Mon 28 - Sat 02 November Enchanted Forest Creative Play For ages 0-10 years Here until Tuesday 05 November Come…

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Discounted tickets for North East Artists to attend TakeOff Festival

24 Sep ’19


TakeOff Festival is England’s leading festival of theatre for children and young people and it takes place right here in the North East produced by…

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TakeOff Festival Call Out: Getting to Know You

24 Sep ’19


Getting to Know You Artists, companies, programmers and producers can apply for a 3 minute slot to present themselves, their ideas and their work to…

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TakeOff Festival: Guest Programmer Tony Reekie

11 Sep ’19


As I sit down to write this, I think of the words of Antonio Gramsci ‘The old world is dying, and the new world struggles…

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TakeOff Festival: Guest Programmer Tony Reekie

17 Jul ’19


The first event I ever attended as a Festival Director for Imaginate was TakeOff Festival back in sepia tinted times. The first show I ever…

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Work Experience: view for the week

5 Jul ’19


When choosing my work experience, it was actually my teacher who told me about Theatre Hullabaloo. I want to work with children in the future,…

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Spirits of the Sea Q&A – Olivia Furber

14 Jun ’19


Can you tell us a little about yourself and your vision for Spirits of the Sea? I'm a theatre director and playwright, I make work for…

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Spirits of the Sea Cast Q&A – Wayne Walker-Allen

13 Jun ’19


Can you tell us a little about yourself and your role in Spirits of the Sea? I am Wayne and I play Jack, a mildly…

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Spirits of the Sea Cast Q&A – Chris Connaughton

12 Jun ’19


Can you tell us a little about yourself and your role in Spirits of the Sea? My name is Chris Connaughton and I am a…

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The power of dance in child development

9 Apr ’19


With dance filling our venue this week with FIVE, we thought it would be a wonderful time to highlight the benefits of movement for children…

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What’s On: Easter at The Hullabaloo

3 Apr ’19


Discover all the amazing things there are to do this Easter at The Hullabaloo, winner of Best Family Venue at the Fantastic for Families Awards…

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FIVE Cast Q&A – Darcy

28 Mar ’19


Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m Darcy, I was born in Sydney, Australia, and I grew up dancing. My Mum was a…

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FIVE Cast Q&A – Jake

27 Mar ’19


Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m Jake and I’m from a little town in Derbyshire. I grew up in the countryside, and…

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Careers Week: Fiona, Administrator & Cath, Finance & Administration Manager

5 Mar ’19


FIONA   How would you describe what you do at Theatre Hullabaloo? As Administrator, I support the team across all strands of work. This ranges…

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Careers Week: Amy, Events and Festivals Coordinator

5 Mar ’19


  How would you describe what you do at Theatre Hullabaloo? Take-Off Festival is Theatre Hullabaloo’s flagship annual event and my job, along with other…

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Careers Week: Ali, Production Manager

5 Mar ’19


  How would you describe what you do at Theatre Hullabaloo? I am responsible for the delivery of all the technical and practical elements of…

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Careers Week: Sarah, Programme Coordinator

5 Mar ’19


  How would you describe what you do at Theatre Hullabaloo? I am the Programme Coordinator at The Hullabaloo, so I look after everything to…

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The Hullabaloo wins national Best Family Venue Award 2019

14 Feb ’19


The Hullabaloo, the flagship theatre venue for children and young people in Darlington, has won Best Family Venue 2019 at the Fantastic for Families Awards…

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What’s On: February Half Term at The Hullabaloo

12 Feb ’19


It might be cold outside but next week The Hullabaloo welcomes children and their grown-ups to take a journey to the magical shores of Grandad’s…

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The Hullabaloo shortlisted for national Best Family Venue Award

9 Jan ’19


Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the creative sector, the Fantastic for Families Awards recognise the outstanding events and family-friendly organisations and…

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Luna Q&A – Sarah Argent

27 Dec ’18


Tell us a little bit about your role in Luna Miranda Thain and I first worked together back in 2010 on an adaptation of Peter…

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Luna Cast Q&A – Pig

23 Dec ’18


Tell us a little bit about the character you play I play the part of Pig, Billy’s best friend in the story. Pig is Billy’s…

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Luna Cast Q&A – Emily Atkinson

21 Dec ’18


Tell us a bit about the character you play I play all the music in Luna that Luna and Billy sing along to! What is…

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Luna Cast Q&A – Jack Lloyd

17 Dec ’18


Tell us a little bit about the character you play Billy is 4 years old and his best friend is Pig. He likes to plays…

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Speech from Miranda Thain, Artistic Producer at Theatre Hullabaloo on the opening of The Hullabaloo 11 Dec 2017

11 Dec ’18


Welcome to The Hullabaloo : The Place Where Magic Happens It is my great pleasure to welcome you all today to The Hullabaloo. I did,…

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THE HULLABALOO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

11 Dec ’18


11 December marks one year since the former Edwardian Fire Station opened its doors and since then over 17000 children and their families have visited…

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