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TakeOff is the place to come to if you want to find out about theatre for young audiences in the North East. There are shows for children and young people all year round in venues across the region and TakeOff Festival celebrates the best theatre for young audiences from across the UK and beyond each autumn.

Latest Shows...

Peter Pan

19/04/2014 to 20/04/2014 at Darlington Civic Theatre

4+ years

Peter Pan

Let your dreams take flight at Darlington civic theatre. Join Wendy, Michael and...

How High

24/04/2014 at Arts Centre Washington

4 - 9 years

How High

Hetty loves to measure things. She measures in feet and hands, in sausages and ...

Groovy Babies Disco Ball

26/04/2014 at ARC

0 - 5 years

Groovy Babies Disco Ball

Time for a fantastically festive end to the Groovy Baby Disco  Groovy Babi...

Day of the Flymo and Peter Pam (Double Bill)

30/04/2014 at Live Theatre

13+ years

Day of the Flymo and Peter Pam (Double Bill)

Day of the Flymo What do you do when the state decides it’s going to take...

The Just so stories

04/05/2014 at The Customs House

4+ years

The Just so stories

In their highly acclaimed production of The Just So Stories, Red Table Theatre b...

How Cold My Toes

10/05/2014 at The Witham

2 - 5 years

How Cold My Toes

The team that brought you Shadow Play join forces with dance company Champloo to...

How Cold My Toes

11/05/2014 at Town Hall Theatre Hartlepool

2 - 5 years

How Cold My Toes

Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light packs a whole year into one encha...

How Cold My Toes

12/05/2014 at Middlesbrough Town Hall

2 - 5 years

How Cold My Toes

The team that brought you Shadow Play join forces with dance company C...

Circles In the Sand

13/05/2014 at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

0 - 3 years

Circles In the Sand

A story told with sand not words. Tam Tam Theatre’s charming show uses ca...

M For Medea: A Modern Story of Betrayal

14/05/2014 at Town Hall Theatre Hartlepool

13+ years

M For Medea: A Modern Story of Betrayal

A modern story of betrayal that will keep you on the edge of your seat What mak...

Luna

15/05/2014 at Caedmon Hall

2 - 5 years

Luna

An enchanting show about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark. Luna...

Get up and tie your fingers

16/05/2014 at Maltings Theatre

11+ years

Get up and tie your fingers

Spring 1881 is tipping over into summer and everyone is waiting for the silver d...

How Cold My Toes

17/05/2014 at ARC

2 - 5 years

How Cold My Toes

Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light packs a whole year into one encha...

The Worried Walrus

17/05/2014 at The Georgian Theatre Royal

3+ years

The Worried Walrus

It’s time for the Annual Animal Beauty Contest! This year’s contest...

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

21/05/2014 to 24/05/2014 at The Customs House

11+ years

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

Spring 1881 is tipping over into summer and everyone is waiting for the silver d...

The Curious Case of The Dog in the Nightime

22/05/2014 at Alnwick Playhouse

11+ years

The Curious Case of The Dog in the Nightime

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional a...

What The Ladybird Heard

24/05/2014 at Darlington Civic Theatre

3+ years

What The Ladybird Heard

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh ...

Pinnochio

26/05/2014 at Arts Centre Washington

4+ years

Pinnochio

Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure &nda...

The Ice Book

27/05/2014 at Seven Stories

10+ years

The Ice Book

Experience The Ice Book, a miniature theatre show made of paper and light. This...

Missunderstood Monsters

30/05/2014 at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

4 - 9 years

Missunderstood Monsters

Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy...

Big Baby Boogie- Colour Me In...

31/05/2014 at Alnwick Playhouse

0 - 5 years

Big Baby Boogie- Colour Me In...

Big Baby Boogie is BACK!  This time we're in the studio and we're going all...

Groovy Babies Disco: Pop Party Special

31/05/2014 at ARC

0 - 5 years

Groovy Babies Disco: Pop Party Special

The GB team create a haven for the imagination, energetic stimulation and a fun ...

The Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity

31/05/2014 at Darlington Civic Theatre

4+ years

The Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity

Back by popular demand - Fun for all the family. Paul and Barry visit a toy sho...

The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nightime

03/06/2014 at Maltings Theatre

11+ years

The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nightime

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional a...

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

05/06/2014 to 07/06/2014 at Town Hall Theatre Hartlepool

11+ years

Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

Spring 1881 is tipping over into summer and everyone is waiting for the silver d...

Constellations

08/06/2014 at Dance City

4+ years

Constellations

Extraordinarily magical dance theatre made especially for children and f...

Three Colours

12/06/2014 at Arts Centre Washington

2 - 4 years

Three Colours

Imagine a world where you are Diving into the deep blue sea Hopping around with ...

Scooby Doo: The Mystery of the Pyramid

12/06/2014 to 15/06/2014 at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

3+ years

Scooby Doo: The Mystery of the Pyramid

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back by popular demand and with even more Spooky Mys...

The Elves and The Shoemakers

15/06/2014 at Gala Studio

3+ years

The Elves and The Shoemakers

From his kitchen workshop, Sam makes terrible shoes and tries to sell them onlin...

Gruffalo

24/06/2014 to 28/06/2014 at Theatre Royal

3+ years

Gruffalo

A magical musical adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson...

Groovy Babies Disco: Beach Party

28/06/2014 at ARC

0 - 5 years

Groovy Babies Disco: Beach Party

The GB team create a haven for the imagination, energetic stimulation and a fun ...

THE SOOTY SHOW 2014

28/06/2014 at Darlington Civic Theatre

4+ years

THE SOOTY SHOW 2014

Izzy wizzy let's get busy - it's The Sooty Show! Direct from CITV, Sooty heads ...

Hugless Douglass

06/07/2014 at Maltings Theatre

3 - 7 years

Hugless Douglass

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

Emily Brown & The Thing

06/07/2014 at Gala Studio

3+ years

Emily Brown & The Thing

Could you get to sleep with a Thing outside your window? From the company that...

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

25/07/2014 to 27/07/2014 at Darlington Civic Theatre

4+ years

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

Everyone's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage ...

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