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

  • FREE
    Enchanted Forest
    Darlington

    Enchanted Forest

    25-Mar-2019 10:00 AM-02-Nov-2019 14:00 PM

    Due to popular demand, we are bringing the Enchanted Forest back from end March until the beginning of November so that it can be enjoyed by lots more visitors to The Hullabaloo.The Enchanted Forest w...

    2 - 10 years
  • Emil and the Detectives
    Darlington

    Emil and the Detectives

    24-May-2019 13:30 PM-14:45 PM

    Emil & the DetectivesPresented by Slingsby.By Erich Kastner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in th...

    8 - 16 years
  • Emil and the Detectives
    Darlington

    Emil and the Detectives

    25-May-2019 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

    Emil & the DetectivesPresented by Slingsby.By Erich Kastner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in th...

    8 - 16 years
  • Emil and the Detectives
    Darlington

    Emil and the Detectives

    25-May-2019 14:00 PM-14:45 PM

    Emil & the DetectivesPresented by Slingsby.By Erich Kastner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in th...

    8 - 16 years
  • One Little Word
    Darlington

    One Little Word

    31-May-2019 11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    One Little WordBy M6 Theatre Company A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play.We meet two characters who play together – exploring new spac...

    3 - 16 years
  • One Little Word
    Darlington

    One Little Word

    31-May-2019 14:00 PM-14:30 PM

    One Little WordBy M6 Theatre Company A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play.We meet two characters who play together – exploring new spac...

    3 - 16 years
  • One Little Word
    Darlington

    One Little Word

    01-Jun-2019 11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    One Little WordBy M6 Theatre Company A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play.We meet two characters who play together – exploring new spac...

    3 - 16 years
  • One Little Word
    Darlington

    One Little Word

    01-Jun-2019 14:00 PM-14:30 PM

    One Little WordBy M6 Theatre Company A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play.We meet two characters who play together – exploring new spac...

    3 - 16 years
  • Father
    Darlington

    Father's Day Crafts

    08-Jun-2019 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

    Make Father's Day Gifts at The Hullabaloo.Join us on Saturday 8 June between 10am and 1pm to paint your Father’s Day gift with Create and Paint at The Hullabaloo.Once decorated, these beautiful ...

    0 - 16 years
  • Father
    Darlington

    Father's Day Crafts

    08-Jun-2019 10:45 AM-11:30 AM

    Make Father's Day Gifts at The Hullabaloo.Join us on Saturday 8 June between 10am and 1pm to paint your Father’s Day gift with Create and Paint at The Hullabaloo.Once decorated, these beautiful ...

    0 - 16 years
  • Father
    Darlington

    Father's Day Crafts

    08-Jun-2019 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

    Make Father's Day Gifts at The Hullabaloo.Join us on Saturday 8 June between 10am and 1pm to paint your Father’s Day gift with Create and Paint at The Hullabaloo.Once decorated, these beautiful ...

    0 - 16 years
  • Father
    Darlington

    Father's Day Crafts

    08-Jun-2019 12:15 PM-13:00 PM

    Make Father's Day Gifts at The Hullabaloo.Join us on Saturday 8 June between 10am and 1pm to paint your Father’s Day gift with Create and Paint at The Hullabaloo.Once decorated, these beautiful ...

    0 - 16 years
  • Spirits of the Sea
    Darlington

    Spirits of the Sea

    15-Jun-2019 10:30 AM-11:15 AM

    Step inside a mystical mariner's hut with a storyteller and musician to hear this enchanting tale for audiences of 7-11 years and their families.Spirits of the Sea has been specifically developed as a...

    7 - 11 years
  • Spirits of the Sea
    Darlington

    Spirits of the Sea

    15-Jun-2019 13:00 PM-13:45 PM

    Step inside a mystical mariner's hut with a storyteller and musician to hear this enchanting tale for audiences of 7-11 years and their families.Spirits of the Sea has been specifically developed as a...

    7 - 11 years
  • Spirits of the Sea
    Darlington

    Spirits of the Sea

    15-Jun-2019 14:30 PM-15:15 PM

    Step inside a mystical mariner's hut with a storyteller and musician to hear this enchanting tale for audiences of 7-11 years and their families.Spirits of the Sea has been specifically developed as a...

    7 - 11 years

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