We started Children’s Theatre Digital with a simple ambition, to get theatre in front of more children. We want to promote the children’s theatre sector and share the imaginative power of theatre with new generations.
Children’s Theatre Digital is for children, families, parents and carers, teachers and anyone with a love for creativity. We want to bring you the very best children’s theatre from around the globe, giving you the opportunity to enjoy it in your homes, schools or on the move. We want to inspire children to have a life long involvement with the arts. That might be as future actors, creatives, or directors. They also might be our future audiences, constantly engaging and learning from the influential and life changing stories of theatre.
Children’s Theatre Digital is designed by Annabel Morley and Sean Hollands and we are both theatre directors. When we started this project we knew very little about streaming platforms or websites, but here we are! We have learnt a lot since we started working on this project back in the early days of 2020. We hope that you will see that hard work reflected in where Children’s Theatre Digital is today.
While we didn’t know much about the tech when we started, we did know a lot about theatre and the values that we wanted to bring to Children’s Theatre Digital. We knew that:
• Collaboration is Key: Children’s Theatre Digital will never work if we don’t constantly listen to the makers and our audience. • Access is Everything: We want to try and provide as much access to children’s theatre as we can, while still continuing to support the incredible artists that make the work. • We Can Evolve: We want to push innovation in every way that we can, which is why we are making new stuff all the time, and developing what we already do.
We have spoken to children’s theatre makers across the globe, sharing our ideas with them, and shaping the platform in to what you see today. We are still growing and we hope to keep developing for a long time!
On the journey we have been helped along by friends, family, mentors, partners and patrons. You will see many of them as you make your way around the website. We are grateful for every single one of them, and know that they share our values and dreams for the future of children’s theatre.
Thank you for coming to visit Children’s Theatre Digital. We hope you find something here that inspires and entertains you. We have a lot more to come and we would love it if you would join us for the ride!
Annabel Morley and Sean Hollands Founders & Directors of Children's Theatre Digital