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.
“We think that going to the theatre should be an unforgettable part of everyone’s childhood.”
Laura Case, Executive Director
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
Finance & Office 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
Deputy Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
Solicitor, Managing Director at EMG Solicitors
Retired Finance Director, various organisations
Arts Consultant and Manager, NE Cultural Partnership
Cultural Sector Consultant, Pauline Moger Consultancy
Professor of English Durham University
Disability and Access Advocacy, Qualified Music Teacher
Join the team
Could you be our next Executive Director?
Theatre Hullabaloo is a small team fired with passion and commitment to impact the lives of our local audiences and also to contribute to national and international conversations about the role of the arts and creativity in children’s lives. We are a friendly and inclusive organisation who work hard to support and meet the varying needs of people who work with us to ensure we employ the best people to do the job and that they represent the communities we serve. We are now looking for a dynamic, resourceful and ambitious Executive Director to help shape our next chapter.
We are also looking for volunteers!
As a volunteer you will be working alongside families that visit The Hullabaloo, enhancing their experience while they are with us by supporting them in activities and giving a friendly welcome as they arrive. This has a great impact on audiences and is a great support for our organisation as without volunteer support, we often wouldn’t be able to run activities in the building.
If you have an interest in culture and working with families and small children then this could be for you!