Theatre Hullabaloo

Darlington, County Durham

Contact -Miranda Thain, Creative Producer

Theatre Hullabaloo does not currently provide formal skills training in partnership with the HE sector; however, various plans are being worked on.

Soon to be the National Centre for Theatre for Young Audiences, a part of the vision for the revised project is to provide more learning opportunities for students. The company is developing a specialist module on the BA Performing Arts course at Teesside University.

From 2018, Theatre Hullabaloo is working alongside colleagues at York St John University to curate a new MA programme in Theatre for Young Audiences for which the company will assist with selection. The one or two year course will include a residency at Hullabaloo.

Also with Durham University’s Developmental Psychology Department, there would be a research project looking at creativity and attachment in babies.

The company used to have student placements, but the office location was not regarded as ideal, however this will change with the opening of the new venue in December 2017. Links with CEAD in Hartlepool for the BA, Art and Design will lead to the setting up of an industry-based placement.

As the organiser of the Take Off Festival for theatre for children and their families, the company welcomes delegates from across the globe and provides bursaries for those ill equipped to pay their way. This means that some opportunities are made available to Black, Asian, Disabled and Minority artists who are generally under-represented in this area of work. Volunteering opportunities are offered to students connected with regional performing arts university courses.