The Hullabaloo, the flagship theatre venue for children and young people in Darlington, has won Best Family Venue 2019 at The Fantastic for Families Awards.
Voted for by a panel of of expert judges from the creative sector, the Fantastic for Families Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding performances, events and activities for families taking place across the UK.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Liverpool on Monday, February 11th, 2019, where The Hullabaloo won the award for Best Family Venue 2019 for its contribution to arts and culture for families.
Giving feedback, the expert judges said: ‘The Hullabaloo has demonstrated excellence across the board with a popular, fully accessible, dedicated venue, strong awareness of diverse needs, and innovative activities.
“Not only does the venue develop its offer in consultation with local partners and communities but the quality of effort to inform and welcome all kinds of families was particularly impressive.”
Since opening in December 2017, the venue has welcomed over 20,000 children and their families to enjoy world class theatre for children and access the free creative play installations on offer.
Laura Case, Executive Director, at Theatre Hullabaloo says: “We are delighted to have won Best Family Venue 2019 at the national Fantastic for Families Awards.
“We knew when we started this journey of creating a venue dedicated to children and their families that it would be special, and to be recognised as the best is great recognition for everyone involved in making it become a reality.”
She continued: “The venue design, build and overall offer has children and families at its heart and to see it full of children and their grown-ups every day is the most important thing of all.
“Theatre Hullabaloo strongly believes that creativity should be part of everyone’s childhood and the opening of The Hullabaloo has enabled that to become a reality for the thousands of children and families that visit and use the venue.”
Source: Darlington Borough Council