TakeOff Festival

Welcome to TakeOff

TakeOff Festival is England’s leading festival of theatre for children and young people!

Produced by Theatre Hullabaloo it’s a week-long festival of shows, workshops and family fun for children in venues across the North East.

In October, we bring some of the most exciting theatre companies from the UK and beyond to the region so that their work can be enjoyed by schools, families, children and young people in a variety of venues.




Once we announce the programme you will be able to explore and read about the fabulous shows that we have on offer. Our brochure will also be available on this page to download. In the meantime, if you are looking for something to see or do come along and visit our venue in Darlington, The Hullabaloo, or check what we have available on tour near you.

Find out what's on


Join us for a packed programme of world-class theatre, sector-specific events & networking opportunities.

Delegate tickets will go on sale Tuesday 25 June.

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Learn how you can inspire young imaginations, widen aspiration, and help your class gain an appreciation of the arts this year with TakeOff Festival 2019.

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