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We create

Contemporary theatre
for young audiences

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We also tour
magical colourful
pantomimes

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Deliver school
friendly projects

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And offer
affordable studio hire
in Glasgow

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We also tour magical colourful pantomimes

Deliver school friendly projects

And offer affordable studio hire in Glasgow
Children are at the heart of the theatre we make

Helping nurture your learners

With over 30 years’ experience of working with schools and community partners we have listened and learnt what is important for you and the young people you care for.

We understand how vital the arts are to the early development of children, but it can be challenging to provide create professional contemporary theatrical experiences for whole classes and schools.

That’s why our approach is to create professional theatre specifically designed for your communities to give all Scotland’s young people the opportunity to enjoy the arts without barriers to access.

We work with playwrights and creatives to develop original plays for young audiences which push the expectations and possibilities of what theatre for children can and should be. We believe theatre is a powerful tool for children to explore challenging topics in a supportive way and develop empathy, mindfulness and emotional wellbeing.

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Bespoke and contemporary

Children’s theatre

to help children, educators and families navigate our modern world

We believe that theatre is transformational for children. It helps them to become more creative and confident young people.

Working with professional artists we create contemporary and original plays for our audiences.

Focusing on what is important for children, educators and families in Scotland our plays offer a unique approach to learning.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Schools

Our mission is to introduce as many children as we can to the theatre at an early age and share the joy that we experienced as children on our first visit to a play or pantomime.

We are Passionate

Venues

Hosting a show at your venue brings a sense of celebration not only for young people but all the adults as well!

We are professional

Communities

We have more than thirty years’ experience, producing the highest quality original shows and pantomimes for young audiences with professional artists.

with decades of experience

Celebrate with a traditional

Scottish Pantomime

Hopscotch pantomimes are legendary amongst Scottish primary school alumni since the 90’s.

We are known for our unique Scottish twists, belly aching comedy and festive antics suitable for all ages. Bright, colourful costumes and sets bring a smile to children and families alike with endless moments to boo, hiss and sing-along. Our fans tell us our pantomimes are the best!

We never skimp on quality and expertly combine traditional stage craft with contemporary takes on classic stories that young and old can enjoy.

We are the leading provider of touring community pantomime in Scotland. We bring the theatre to you providing all the costumes, sets, actors and music for the perfect festive treat.

Lots of fun and laughter

Suitable for all ages

Professional actors and original scripts by leading playwrights

Early bird and multi-booking discounts

Fantastic energy. Jokes and music were current and entertaining, one of the best school pantos I've ever seen!

P2 Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes, South Lanarkshire

The set and costumes were beautiful, just like a storybook.

P5 Teacher, Lawthorn, North Ayrshire

Hopscotch got it just right. The signing was strong with great Scottish comedy and slick costume changes – very impressive!

Family audience member, Dunoon Burgh Hall

As usual, an excellent performance: clear and concise which held everyone’s attention, including the Head Teachers’ in ‘rapture’!

Head Teacher Overton PS, Inverclyde

Scenery and costumes were effective! Children got scared just enough by the baddies and they really enjoyed the audience participation, even the P6s joined in.

Head Teacher, Netherlee PS

We bring the joy of theatre to your community

30

years established

Unrivalled experience in community touring. You can guarantee that your event is in safe hands with us.

300+

actors worked with

We have launched some amazing careers. Alumni have worked on Game of Thrones, with The National Theatre of Scotland and Outlander to name a few.

10K+

YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED EACH YEAR

We combine learning with unforgettable stories to create memories that will stay with young people throughout their lifetime.

100%

Fun!

By combining learning with unforgettable stories we create memories that will stay with your young people for a lifetime.

Creative space hire

At the Knitting Factory, Govan

We love welcoming other creatives to use our space. We offer really affordable rates to help you get your project off the ground.

It is an inspiring and creative place with great links to the city centre situated in the amazing community of Govan.

Freebies & resources

Freebies

We create fun and engaging resources to support educators to explore arts and culture with their pupils in their own classrooms.

Our latest one is an amazing audio adventure.  >

Ever had a light bulb moment?

Ever had a lightbulb moment?

A good idea can come from anywhere. We always love to hear new ideas for plays and shows. If you have a suggestion that you reckon we’d be interested in, send it our way and we’ll start mulling it over.

It can be a complete script or just an idea for a great show!

let us know >

A word from one of our oldest fans!

A word from one of our oldest fans!

I thoroughly enjoyed Hopscotch productions when I was a child and now that I’m a teacher, the enjoyment factor remains the same! Colourful and animated performances make Hopscotch Theatre Company the best!

Teacher, St Kevin’s Primary School

more info >

Latest news

Latest news

“The Unseen Child”
Our actors and director are hard at work devising a new way to bring Children’s rights to the screen and schools.

• Panto on the road – We’re back! Oh yes we are!
• Funding News – Getting back on track

more info >

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Freebies and resources

We create fun and engaging resources to support educators to explore arts and culture with their pupils in their own classrooms.

 

Click here >
Ever had a light-bulb moment?

A good idea can come from anywhere. We always love to hear new ideas for plays and shows. If you have a suggestion that you reckon we’d be interested in, send it our way and we’ll start mulling it over.

let us know >
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A word from one of our oldest fans!
I thoroughly enjoyed Hopscotch productions when I was a child and now that I’m a teacher, the enjoyment factor remains the same! Colourful and animated performances make Hopscotch Theatre Company the best!

Teacher, St Kevin’s Primary School

more info >
Latest news

“The Unseen Child”
Our actors and director are hard at work devising a new way to bring Children’s rights to the screen and schools.

• Panto on the road – We’re back! Oh yes we are!
• Funding News – Getting back on track

more info >

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