About

Transforming young lives through theatre

We create new, inventive and enthralling performances for every stage of childhood. We believe in the imaginative power of theatre to transform young lives.

We are the largest children’s theatre in the UK, specialising in developing new devised and written shows alongside adaptations of classic texts, offering an innovative and inspiring year-round programme of sector-leading theatre for children.

Our purpose-built home at London Bridge opened 2005, and is a creative and welcoming space designed with and for young people.

We produce and present a thrilling and varied programme, exploring stories, ideas and themes that enrich and broaden children’s view of the world. We welcome 65,000 families and schools every year, subsidising around 30% of tickets to schools and community groups.

We believe that young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities have the right to experience exciting, entertaining and inspiring work - we want all children to experience our theatre and actively seek out children wouldn’t otherwise attend. We maintain a strong commitment to representing diversity in our audiences, as well as on our stages, and we prioritise accessibility and inclusion across our organisation.

Since the closure of our building we have innovated in new forms of digital theatre, and are proud to have been able to offer high quality, creative and award-winning online theatre experiences for free. Digital theatre is now a part of our future strategy and firmly embedded in our mission.

Curiosity • Courage • Respect