We hope this directory will help you discover and enjoy the rich and varied landscape of theatre for young audiences in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Theatre is strong and popular here. Millions of citizens go to theatres regularly and since the 1960’s there has been a remarkable
development of State financial support for creative artists through the Arts Councils. Many new theatres have been built with the
latest technical equipment and most are open all day as cultural centres for young and old. Our training system, in universities and in drama schools, encourages young people from all sections of society to join the professional theatre community. We have a
tradition in playwriting probably unmatched anywhere in the world, from Shakespeare to Sarah Kane, and plays by our leading specialist writers for young audiences are regularly performed around the world.