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Young People

Children are the future at our Theatre for a Lifetime


A photo of parents with children in a wooden room. They are all making hand signals with both hands and looking in the same direction.

We don’t call ourselves a Theatre for a Lifetime for nothing!


It’s a special feeling when children come to visit – after all, they’re our future. Our season of performances will always include family-friendly events and shows that aim to excite and inspire every age group. From outdoor, riverside spectaculars like 2021’s The Wind in the Willows, to relaxed indoor performances that provide a welcoming space for people with babies, we love creating a playground for the theatre audience of tomorrow.


Of course, we don’t stop there. We also know how much children love to take part, so we host a full programme of events and activities that aim to inspire creativity – Inside, Outside and Online! Whether it’s storytelling, drawing, writing or acting, our interactive performances and workshops encourage audience participation from the whole family. We’ll even show you how to build your own Theatre in a Tent!

Click on the links below to find out more.


Time to breathe As you browse our website, we invite you to take a few minutes to stop, rest and enjoy a story.

Stick Man

Read by our very own Mike Whalley