Darlington

Theatre Hullabaloo


Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering organisation that makes, tours & promotes theatre for young audiences, aged 0 – 16 years old, because we believe that they are the most important audience of all.

We create pioneering work which puts the young person at the heart of the creative process. Our work is driven by the belief that young audiences have an entitlement to theatre of the highest quality which inspires the imagination and challenges the mind.

The Hullabaloo is situated on Borough Road in Darlington, on a site adjacent to Darlington Hippodrome. It is easily reached by foot from Darlington Town Centre, public transport or car. We are only a 5-minute walk from Darlington’s train station.

Our fabulous new venue is specifically created for children and families and is an inspiring place to play and learn. The venue is fully accessible, has great facilities for you and your family to access: child friendly toilets, buggy parking, separate baby change, creative play spaces and a great family friendly café.


Find us at...

  • Theatre Hullabaloo
  • The Hullabaloo
  • Borough Road
  • Darlington
  • DL1 1SG

Our family-friendly offer

Come and join in on the fun…

Theatre Hullabaloo believes that going to the theatre should be an important part of everybody’s childhood and attending one of our shows is a great family activity that will create fantastic memories for young and old.

We are the North East’s specialist producer of theatre for children and young people and we are proud to make shows which are specifically developed to ensure that they are appropriate for the developmental stage of the target audience. We are funded to create work of the highest quality that families can enjoy together and which will support children in their social and emotional development.

The theatre space is for you…

In all performances for younger children, we provide a quiet space to exit the performance if it all becomes a bit much and welcome children back into the space when they are ready. All our performers are experienced and sensitive to audiences of younger children whose responses will be appropriately supported as part of the show.

Relaxed Performances

Theatre Hullabaloo always offer a number of ‘Relaxed Performances’ as part of each tour where we maintain some light in the theatre and ensure the performance is gentler, so that children with specific needs such as autism can feel more comfortable.


Our Events

  • NEST
    Spennymoor

    NEST

    16 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival, England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham.

    0 - 1 years
  • NEST
    Willington

    NEST

    17 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival 16-22 October across Durham

    0 - 1 years
  • NEST
    Durham

    NEST

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival, England's leading children's theatre festival

    0 - 1 years
  • NEST
    Durham

    NEST

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival, England's leading children's theatre festival

    0 - 1 years
  • Leaf
    Wingate

    Leaf

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham.

    0 - 3 years
  • Leaf
    Durham

    Leaf

    19 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham.

    0 - 3 years
  • Leaf
    Stanhope

    Leaf

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham.

    0 - 3 years
  • Leaf
    Carlisle

    Leaf

    22 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham. Please note that this performance is in addition  to TakeOff Festival and prices are set by the venu...

    0 - 3 years
  • iPet
    Durham

    iPet

    19 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham.

    3 - 16 years
  • iPet
    Stockton on Tees

    iPet

    21 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham.

    3 - 16 years
  • iPet
    Newcastle upon Tyne

    iPet

    23 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham.

    3 - 16 years
  • Close
    Durham

    Close

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    3 - 6 years
  • A Square World
    Durham

    A Square World

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    3 - 6 years
  • A Square World
    Bishop Auckland

    A Square World

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    3 - 6 years
  • Little Red Riding Hood
    Barnard Castle

    Little Red Riding Hood

    19 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16 - 22 October across Durham

    3 - 8 years
  • Little Red Riding Hood
    Durham

    Little Red Riding Hood

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16 - 22 October across Durham

    3 - 8 years
  • The Party
    Durham

    The Party

    19 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham

    3 - 8 years
  • Troll
    Ferryhill

    Troll

    19 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    4 - 16 years
  • Troll
    Durham

    Troll

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    4 - 16 years
  • Troll
    Sunderland

    Troll

    23 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    4 - 16 years
  • Book Story
    Durham

    Book Story

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    5 - 16 years
  • Book Story
    Chester le Street

    Book Story

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    5 - 16 years
  • FREE
    The Story Spinner
    Durham

    The Story Spinner

    21 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    5 - 12 years
  • FREE
    The Flying Bazazi Brothers
    Durham

    The Flying Bazazi Brothers

    20 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for children. 16-22 October across Durham

    0 - 16 years
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    Newton Aycliffe

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    17 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October

    8 - 16 years
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    Shildon

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    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October

    8 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Micro-Shakespeare
    Durham

    Micro-Shakespeare

    21 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival - England's leading children's theatre Festival. 16 - 22 October across Durham

    7 - 16 years
  • Twist
    Durham

    Twist

    18 October 2017

    TakeOff Festival, England's leading children's theatre festival. 16-22 October across Durham

    13 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    11 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    12 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    16 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    18 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    23 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    26 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    27 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years
  • Bear & Butterfly
    Darlington

    Bear & Butterfly

    29 December 2017

    Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear & Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families.

    4 - 16 years

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