About Theatre Hullabaloo
Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering organisation that makes, tours & promotes theatre for young audiences, aged 0 – 16 years old, because we believe that they are the most important audience of all.
We create pioneering work which puts the young person at the heart of the creative process. Our work is driven by the belief that young audiences have an entitlement to theatre of the highest quality which inspires the imagination and challenges the mind.
Theatre Hullabaloo believes that going to the theatre should be part of everyone’s childhood, so we not only work closely with specialist creative teams embedding young people’s contributions at every stage of the artistic process to make and tour our own shows, we also support artists who want to develop work for young audiences and venues who want to offer great theatre for families.
“Our vision is of a world where art and creativity for children is as brilliant and inspiring as they are and is a fundamental part of everybody’s childhood. Children have a right to art that reflects and challenges their experiences and helps them to understand and make meaning in an increasingly complicated world. We use creativity to support children and the grown-ups in their lives, to have joyful, affirming experiences together that support them to be the best they can be for each other”
Miranda Thain, Artistic Producer
About our work
We make all our work in collaboration with partners who bring additional value to our projects and who share our child-centred values.
We believe that access to high quality theatre is a cultural entitlement of all children. Through our work in communities, we create unique creative opportunities that enrich young lives and support young people to negotiate an increasingly complicated world.
To top it all off, we produce TakeOff Festival, England’s leading annual festival of theatre for children and young people, and programme and promote a year round family theatre offer through partnerships with venues across the North East.
We are a registered charity and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and are proud to bring our work to children in schools and venues in some of the most deprived areas of the country.
Theatre Hullabaloo Team
Marketing & Audience Development Manager
Theatre Hullabaloo Board of Trustees
Sharon Paterson (Chair)
Associate Director Cultural Engagement MIMA and Teesside University
Anne Besford (Vice Chair)
Chief Executive, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
Solicitor, Managing Director at EMG Solicitors
Retired Finance Director, various organisations
Arts Consultant and Manager, NE Cultural Partnership
Professor of English Durham University
Disability and Access Advocacy, Qualified Music Teacher
Chartered Legal Executive
Founder & Artistic Director of Manasamitran