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TakeOff is the home of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences in the North East of England. Our website promotes all the shows happening in venues across the region to make it easy for families to find out what's on and book tickets from one place. 

See below for upcoming shows or visit the What's On page to search for shows suitable for your family.

Latest Shows...

The Storyteller

06/02/2016 to 04/06/2016 at Northern Stage

4 - 8 years

The Storyteller

Join the Storyteller each month for a journey of discovery and dreaming. Join C...

Gangsta Granny

24/05/2016 to 28/05/2016 at Darlington Civic Theatre

5+ - 105 years

Gangsta Granny

Grannies are more than cabbage soup and Scrabble. They’re exciting. So bri...

Indian Storytelling

31/05/2016 at The Witham

Indian Storytelling

Come along and listen to some authentic Indian storytelling with Zak Ahmed with ...

Don

02/06/2016 at Alnwick Playhouse

3+ years

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

A mesmerising new musical from the creators of the hit shows Santa In Love ...

The Hogwallops

03/06/2016 to 04/06/2016 at ARC, Stockton

3+ years

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops are a family of misfits. It is Grandpa’s birthday. He loves...

Craft Fair - Summer

04/06/2016 at Arts Centre Washington

Craft Fair - Summer

04 June 2016 10am - 3.30pm  Summer crafts and workshops including Story te...

Aliens Love Underpants

05/06/2016 at Gala Theatre

3+ years

Aliens Love Underpants

Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort and adapted & directed b...

JoJo & Billie’s Tour de France

25/06/2016 at ARC, Stockton

4 - 11 years

JoJo & Billie’s Tour de France

Find out what happens when a French boy and an English girl crash into each othe...

My Pet Monster And Me

26/06/2016 at Town Hall Theatre Hartlepool

3+ years

My Pet Monster And Me

Join us down on the farm for adventures with Sophie and her new friend George, t...

The Savage

30/06/2016 to 23/07/2016 at Live Theatre

9+ years

The Savage

Please note the matinee performance, which was originally advertised as on Thurs...

My Pet Monster and Me

16/07/2016 at Arts Centre Washington

3+ years

My Pet Monster and Me

Join us down on the farm for adventures with Sophie and her new friend George, t...

Hairy Maclary & Friends

06/08/2016 at Alnwick Playhouse

Hairy Maclary & Friends

With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this sh...

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine

27/08/2016 at Alnwick Playhouse

2 - 7 years

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine

Join Marty, Sally the Scarecrow, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheen...

David Gibb: Letter Through Your Door

29/10/2016 at The Witham

David Gibb: Letter Through Your Door

David Gibb is an award winning song writer, story teller and tallest man in Derb...

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Durham County Council Family Arts Logo Durham University Radisson Hotel CT Web TakeOff Festival 2015 Family Day Sponsor* – Prince Bishops Shopping
Centre logo TakeOff Festival 2015 Print Partner The Fenton Arts Trust East Durham Creates