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TakeOff is the place to find out about theatre for young audiences in the North East of England all year round.

TakeOff Festival happens every October from Durham down to Teesside and celebrates the best theatre for young audiences from across the UK and beyond.

Latest Shows...

The Christmas Grump

15/11/2014 to 03/01/2015 at Northern Stage

0 - 6 years

The Christmas Grump

SAT 15 NOV - SAT 3 JAN Mr Scratch owns a toyshop. Mr Scratch is very, very rich...

Snow White

25/11/2014 to 18/01/2015 at Theatre Royal

All years

Snow White

With over 90,000 people seeing our panto each year, book now and make sure you d...

Get Santa

01/12/2014 to 27/12/2014 at Northern Stage

7+ years

Get Santa

MON 1 - SAT 27 DEC, various times Every year Holly has been nice not naughty, s...

Little Red Riding Hood

02/12/2014 to 10/01/2015 at The Customs House

Little Red Riding Hood

DARE YOU GO INTO THE WOODS? Next Christmas we are delighted to be staging a bra...

Aladdin – Consett’s Family Pantomime

05/12/2014 to 31/12/2014 at Empire Theatre & Cinema

Aladdin – Consett’s Family Pantomime

After breaking box office records with the hugely popular Snow White in 2013, LE...

Jack and the Beanstalk

05/12/2014 to 04/01/2015 at Middlesbrough Theatre

3+ years

Jack and the Beanstalk

Come along to Middlesbrough Theatre this Christmas for another two hours of fun-...

The Chuckles of Oz

06/12/2014 to 11/01/2015 at Darlington Civic Theatre

5+ years

The Chuckles of Oz

Join Children’s TV stars The Chuckle Brothers who return by popular demand...

Aladdin

08/12/2014 to 03/01/2015 at Gala Theatre

Aladdin

We are delighted to announce that our spectacular pantomime is the mystical and ...

Wind in the Willows

11/12/2014 to 28/12/2014 at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

All years

Wind in the Willows

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and the boisterous, bumptious, loud and lovable Toad as...

Dick Whittington Pantomime

15/12/2014 to 30/12/2014 at The Maltings Theatre

All years

Dick Whittington Pantomime

Seeking independence and fame, young Dick Whittington moves to the bright lights...

Elf

16/12/2014 to 24/12/2014 at Gala Studio

0-5 years

Elf's Christmas Adventure

Join Elf as he prepares the reindeer for their big night of deliveries.  Bu...

Arthur

17/12/2014 to 24/12/2014 at ARC, Stockton

2 - 8 years

Arthur's Dream Boat

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat wit...

The Snow Bear

20/12/2014 to 23/12/2014 at St Mary's Heritage Centre

The Snow Bear

The Snow Bear is a seasonal treat for all ages. Come and sit by the fire for a w...

Handa

31/01/2015 at ARC, Stockton

2 - 6 years

Handa's Suprise

As Handa is making her way to the next village to see her best friend, she plans...

Hugless Douglas

21/02/2015 at Middlesbrough Town Hall

3 - 7 years

Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning...

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

11/04/2015 to 12/04/2015 at Gala Theatre

All years

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with the quirky and courageous un...

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