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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...

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...

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Neverland

18/10/2016 at St. Cuthbert's Centre

1 - 3 years

Neverland

Neverland is an immersive theatre show for ages 1-3 that uses a seamless blend o...

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Molly

18/10/2016 at Arts Centre Washington

3 - 7 years

Molly's Marvellous Moustache

Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her Mummy makes her a moustache. W...

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In A Nutshell

18/10/2016 at Quaker Meeting House

3 - 7 years

In A Nutshell

Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spr...

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

18/10/2016 at Durham Johnston School

6+ years

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create...

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The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

18/10/2016 at The Academy at Shotton Hall

9+ years

The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne’s best friends, maybe her only friends. Her...

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We Dance, Wee Groove

19/10/2016 at Dolphin Centre, Darlington

0.5 - 5 years

We Dance, Wee Groove

We Dance, wee groove is a very special dance experience… a unique, stimul...

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In a Nutshell

19/10/2016 at The Witham

3 - 7 years

In a Nutshell

Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spr...

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Molly

19/10/2016 at Alun Armstrong Theatre

3 - 7 years

Molly's Marvellous Moustache

Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her Mummy makes her a moustache. W...

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Mavis Sparkle

19/10/2016 at Northwood Primary School

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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Spirits of the Sea

19/10/2016 to 22/10/2016 at Darlington Crown Street Library

6 - 10 years

Spirits of the Sea

It is said that, in ancient times, people bundled their worries and nightmares i...

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

19/10/2016 at Quaker Meeting House

6+ years

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create...

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The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

19/10/2016 at Enter CIC

9+ years

The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne’s best friends, maybe her only friends. Her...

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Molly

20/10/2016 at To be announced soon

3 - 7 years

Molly's Marvellous Moustache

Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her Mummy makes her a moustache. W...

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Mavis Sparkle

20/10/2016 at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

20/10/2016 at Greenfield College

6+ years

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create...

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The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

20/10/2016 at Durham Johnston School

9+ years

The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne’s best friends, maybe her only friends. Her...

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We Dance, Wee Groove

21/10/2016 to 22/10/2016 at Gala Theatre

0.5 - 5 years

We Dance, Wee Groove

We Dance, wee groove is a very special dance experience… a unique, stimul...

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Neverland

21/10/2016 to 22/10/2016 at Durham Town Hall

1 - 3 years

Neverland

Neverland is an immersive theatre show for ages 1-3 that uses a seamless blend o...

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Breaking The Ice

21/10/2016 to 22/10/2016 at ARC, Stockton

2 - 5 years

Breaking The Ice

Have you heard the astonishing true story about the polar bear who made friends ...

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Molly

21/10/2016 to 22/10/2016 at Gala Theatre

3 - 7 years

Molly's Marvellous Moustache

Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her Mummy makes her a moustache. W...

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Mavis Sparkle

21/10/2016 at Pelton Community Centre

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

21/10/2016 at Greenfield Community College, Sunnydale Campus

6+ years

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create...

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In a Nutshell

22/10/2016 at Alington House

3 - 7 years

In a Nutshell

Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spr...

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Mavis Sparkle

22/10/2016 at Shilbottle Community Hall

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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Mad Hatter

22/10/2016 at Durham Town Hall

5 - 10 years

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

We believe every cake has a story to tell. The challenge is to hear it all befor...

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

22/10/2016 at Clayport Library

6+ years

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create...

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Mavis Sparkle

25/10/2016 at Old Fire Station

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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Mavis Sparkle

26/10/2016 at The Witham

4+ years

Mavis Sparkle

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, there’s more to Mavis...

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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