How We Help

Combining drama and dance with arts, crafts, puppetry and stories, we aim to provide a programme of structured play activities for disabled children in hospices. We are also committed to providing a range of activities for their families in the performing arts and theatre production.

Bringing children’s entertainers into hospices, including puppet theatre, pantomimes and plays.

Dance and drama sessions for those children in hospices able to benefit from these and dancing lessons for siblings.

Working with local youth theatres and drama societies on productions, to provide opportunities for siblings and parents to work with writers, directors, set and costume designers, make-up artists, sound, lighting and production teams.

Backstage theatre tours and workshops with performers.


Ticket Bank

Helping families coping with extremely difficult circumstances to share positive, fun experiences; we seek donations of tickets or vouchers for the theatre and other live events from organisations and individuals. Tickets are distributed to families through our hospice contacts and not used for general fundraising. If you can help, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Jackie, details below.


Contact: Theatre & Dance Team Leader: Jackie Hassall 00353 879782809

Children's Hospice Arts (chART), 2 Percy Way, Walbottle Village, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JA +44 191229 1178 or +44 7876 550314

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