Children’s Theatre

Ariel On The Cliff


Devising Theatre for Younger Children

We’ll share some of our tried and tested techniques for creating participatory theatre performances for children aged 3 to 8 years old.

Get a sneak peak into our devising process, including:

  • drawing on varied improvisation techniques (from Stanislavsky to clowning) to create engaging, surprising characterisations which children can relate to
  • balancing sensitive participation with narrative shape, pace and dynamics
  • creating a sense of spectacle within flexible designs for community / open-air touring
  • weaving multiple layers of engagement to create widely accessible storytelling
  • using staging and sensory effects to put children at the heart of the story
  • developing your cast’s responsiveness to make children feel welcome, safe & seen
  • giving children a sense of agency and inviting them to make their voices heard



  • Secondary, higher and further education settings
  • Peer-to-peer professional development


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