What’s It All About?

The Rutland Children’s Theatre Project began in 2012. Its aim is to encourage a love of theatre in young children. It aims to achieve this by enabling them to experience high quality professional children’s theatre, and by working with other children on their own live devised performances. The Project is part of The Windmill House Trust’s programme of funding for activities involving children in Uppingham and the vicinity.
In the last four years the Project, thanks to The Windmill House Trust’s generous funding, has enabled over 5,000 Rutland children to watch free high quality live drama in a professional theatre.

We present free live children’s theatre for primary schools and for children escorted by their parents. All productions are presented in Uppingham Theatre, thanks to the generous support of Uppingham School, who provide theatre staff and facilities free of charge.

The Trust also pays for the audiences of 300+ children to be transported from their schools to Uppingham Theatre. Without this schools could not afford to come to the shows. Shows are at 1:00pm (schools only) and 4:00pm.
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We also organize the biennial Rutland Children’s Drama Festival. Six Rutland schools took part in the first festival in 2014. Seven schools took part in 2016.

Contact project director Alastair McLachlan for further details and to enquire about tickets or anything else to do with the project.

Windmill House Trust is a Charitable Trust. Registered No.701254.To find out more about its activities visit www.windmillhousetrust.co.uk
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