Theatre is a brilliant way to inspire children long after the curtain has come down. Besides providing a great source of entertainment, it unlocks their imagination and fuels their curiosity and creativity, which are great skills for the complex world we live in.
In these challenging times, we want to keep the magic alive for families by bringing you lots of theatre-based fun to keep you entertained. In the coming weeks, we will be adding games, quizzes, storytimes, free educational resources and more, so please share with your friends and follow along.
The theatres may be dark temporarily, but that won’t stop us from leaving the light on for our theatre fans.
Our 8 Fave Matilda moments
A Day In The Life: The School Of Rock class
10 films that got turned into musicals
10 sing-alongs for kids from theatre
Our fave Olivier Awards performances for kids
5 creative virtual parties that kids will love
Watch videos from Sarah & Duck on Stage
Watch the full musical The Hunting Of The Snark
Unicorn Theatre: Anansi The Spider Re-Spun, a new digital experience for ages 3 - 8
English Touring Theatre have created this animation aimed at families with young children to try and explain what is going on (captioned)
Free educational resources for kids
Quiz: Which theatrical job is right for you?
Storytime: The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Play: Find the theatre job
The Lion King Experience: an immersive arts education program about theatre-making
National Theatre's Staging Children's Stories digital exhibition (auto generated captions)
Royal Court's BBC GCSE Bitesize Films (captioned)
Home learning activities from the Royal Opera House, championed by Darcey Bussell (videos captioned)
RSC 15min activity toolkits for GCSE learning
Wonderland Challenges: 165 actors and voice artists read Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland
Royal Academy of Dance online open days for its GCSE and A Level Dance courses