11 Dec ’18

The Hullabaloo, the flagship venue for children and young people situated on Borough Road, Darlington celebrates its one-year anniversary on 11 December.

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 The Hullabaloo to enjoy world class theatre for children and the free creative play installations on offer.

Laura Case, Executive Director at Theatre Hullabaloo says “Theatre Hullabaloo strongly believes that creativity should be part of everyone’s childhood and the opening of The Hullabaloo has enabled that to become a reality for the thousands of children that have entered the building. The response we have had from children, parents and teachers has been overwhelming, we have a very exciting Spring 2019 programme and are looking forward to welcoming even more people to The Hullabaloo”

The venue, the only one of its kind north of London, was officially opened by Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England and Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon. The build of The Hullabaloo was a £2.7m project delivered in partnership with Darlington Borough Council and local school children were at the heart of the design process.
Laura Case says “Since The Hullabaloo opened in 2017, 26 schools and nurseries have visited The Hullabaloo and we are working closely with teachers and local schools in the area on workshops and creative opportunities that can be developed in schools”