Theatre for Children
Our Theatre for Children section is packed with educational plays and workshops where you can learn all about the current popular topics. Our packages are unique, as they are devised to be interactive, educational and fun. You can join in with the actors and explore topics from the curriculum, such as Oceans and Seas, Commemorating History, Famous People, Comparing People and Places.
Under the Brave Black Flag
Everyone is fascinated by pirates and their seemingly heroic ways. This has been romanticised by films such as The Pirates of the Caribbean and books like Treasure Island. But what was the life of a pirate really like? Why did they become pirates? Discover the answers to these questions and more by coming with us Under the Brave Black Flag.
Our pirate immersive experience takes children on an adventure to the days of piracy with Anne Bonny and Jack Calico direct from the new smash hit musical The Buccaneers. Anne Bonny and Jack Calico were real pirates and so are in the perfect position to relate what a pirate’s life was really like.
Danni loves to go fishing on the beach and she spends all day there with her picnic. But when she’s finished eating she throws her rubbish into the sea. Suddenly out of the depths emerges a grumpy turtle covered in rubbish! He is not too pleased! He tells Danni she needs to learn a lesson. Danni is then taken aback by a talking dolphin who pops out of the waves. The dolphin takes her on a very strange adventure beneath the waves where he discovers the horrible “Pollution” monster as he terrifies all the creatures in the world of the sea. Through this strange adventure Danni finds out just exactly what harm is caused by simply leaving your rubbish on the beach and discovers ways we can help to stop the harm we are all causing.
Our workshops are designed to help and encourage everyone to be creative and learn a new skill in a fun & exciting environment. They enable children to be independent, creative and expressive. The aim of the workshops, is not simply for students to gain an understanding of the theme or plot but also to explore modern issues in relation to the themes.
These workshops are designed for 5 - 11 year-olds and typically last for 90 minutes, although they can be adjusted to fit your requirements. The workshops are led by two actors and together with props, parts of costumes, masks, musical instruments and sound system, provide tools for the students to use to create the environment of the given piece. Each workshop comes with follow-up study notes and fact sheets.