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National Work Life Week 11th -15th October 2021 

11 Oct ’21

At Theatre Hullabaloo, one of our core values is that ‘children are at the heart of everything we do’. We create opportunities for families to play and enjoy spending time together through our programme of theatre shows, our Creative Play space and events throughout the year in The Hullabaloo. We understand the many challenges facing families, particularly in the wake of…

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30 Sep ’21

Theatre Hullabaloo are one of the shortlisted organisations in the Audience Impact and Innovation category for their work devising and creating the Baby Play Packs.…

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Welcome back to The Hullabaloo!

27 Jul ’21

From the 2nd August, The Hullabaloo will be open from 10am – 2pm, Monday – Saturday where you can enjoy coffee and cake at Café…

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Hullabaloo in the Park

30 Jun ’21

Theatre Hullabaloo, the children’s arts charity based on Borough Road in Darlington, are gearing up to bring a spectacular two-week outdoor family festival to Darlington’s…

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Hullabaloo Family Focus

25 May ’21

We are looking to recruit 3-5 families who are willing to attend events together and give us regular feedback about the things they liked and…

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Hullabaloo in the Park!

11 May ’21

We wanted to give you a little update on our reopening plans for The Hullabaloo and share some exciting news with you all!  Although many theatres are…

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Baby Play Pack – play & chat invitation

7 May ’21

What is it? The baby play chat is a short online session where you can share your experience of playing with the pack. You and…

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Spring has sprung at The Hullabaloo

29 Apr ’21

The window installation created in collaboration with Northumberland based Green Croft Arts invites families to view the loveliness of spring and has been inspired by…

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Seed Packs for local children

30 Mar ’21

Theatre Hullabaloo, the children’s arts charity based in Darlington, are celebrating the arrival of Spring with some special seed packs for local nursery children to…

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Blog Post: Production Manager, Ali Rigby-Roberts

8 Mar ’21

Hi Ali, can you tell us more about your role as Production Manager at Theatre Hullabaloo In usual circumstances, pre-covid, my role is to oversee…

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Blog Post: Paul Harman, Cleveland Independent Theatre Company

2 Mar ’21

Coming from a long line of theatre-makers, dating back as far as the Victorian Music Hall era, it seems show business is in Paul Harman’s…

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Invitation to Tender: Hullabaloo Baby Play Pack Evaluation

15 Feb ’21

Theatre Hullabaloo are inviting individuals or organisations with significant experience in evaluating the social impact of arts projects to partner with them to better understand…

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29 Jan ’21

We are looking for one North East based artist to bring five winning Easter Egg designs to life to be displayed in the window of…

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18 Dec ’20

We have put together free craft packs and a series of online activities for local children and their families this festive period.   A donation from…

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Call out for Artists / Facilitators 

27 Oct ’20

THEATRE HULLABALOO MAKE & DO ONLINE ACTIVITY   The doors of The Hullabaloo remain closed over Christmas, so this year we will be taking our family Christmas Craft activities online.  In the lead up…

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Casting Call Out – Elf Christmas

23 Oct ’20

Theatre Hullabaloo Presents ELF CHRISTMAS The doors of The Hullabaloo remain closed over Christmas, but because Santa knows that it’s such a special place where…

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Blog Post: It’s Play that’s the Thing!

17 Sep ’20

One of the saddest things about having to close the doors of The Hullabaloo in March was knowing that we probably wouldn’t get an opportunity…

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Creating a Hullabaloo with Baby Play Packs

15 Sep ’20

Theatre Hullabaloo, the children’s arts charity based in The Hullabaloo on Borough Road, Darlington have created baby play packs for families and babies born during lockdown across…

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When the Birds Sang: Questions

24 Jun ’20

You’ve been sending us some amazing stories, memories, drawings and photographs from your children about their experience of lockdown - thank you so much for…

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Statement: We stand to denounce racism in all its forms

5 Jun ’20

We, the undersigned from the cultural sector of the North East, declare that silence is not ok and silence is seen as complicity. Racism has…

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Activity sheets and more!

30 Mar ’20

Have fun completing our activity sheet and take part in the Nursery Rhyme trail around Darlington town centre. Click here to download the activity sheet.…

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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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