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.
Bespoke and contemporary
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?
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
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
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
Headteacher from Newmains Primary School
I love that Hopscotch bring the theatre to us, our pupils are always excited when they see the van and actors arrive and we know that the costumes and scenery are just the best.
We explore children’s themes that are important to their development and listen to them all the way.
Teacher for Primary 5
I love that Hopscotch always provides supporting materials for their shows, it always gives us something to follow up on back in the classroom and support our pupil’s learning.
We provide the highest quality shows and pantomimes to all kinds of venues, taking the stress out of organising a live event.
Bearsden Ski Club
We love that Hopscotch Theatre Company are able to provide bespoke shows and pantomimes suitable for any occasion or event.
We work with a variety of community groups and organisations from Glasgow Housing Association to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland and The Royal Caledonia Education Trust. If you have any queries about what we can do for you. Please just get in touch.
We bring the joy of theatre to your community
Unrivalled experience in community touring. You can guarantee that your event is in safe hands with us.
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.
YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED EACH YEAR
We combine learning with unforgettable stories to create memories that will stay with young people throughout their lifetime.
By combining learning with unforgettable stories we create memories that will stay with your young people for a lifetime.