Stiltskin Arts & Theatre CIC have been running innovative, exciting and inspirational theatre and arts projects for the past 17 years. We are now based at the Soapbox Theatre for children from birth to fifteen years.
Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre is Devon’s award winning independent children’s theatre, based in Plymouth. We are one of only a handful of theatres in Britain that specializes in producing theatre and cultural events for children. As a magical and inspiring venue, we are truly unique and offer a wonderful experience where children and their families can share a moment to be entertained and engaged in events such as theatre shows, storytelling, festivals, workshops, dance and environmental activities.
Our ambition is to make and bring world class theatre for children to the Soapbox. Our aim is to ensure that excellent theatre for children is produced, and is seen to be fundamentally essential, as by doing so we are nurturing the next generation of creatives and audiences, who will safeguard the existence of theatre and storytelling in the future and for years to come.
We encourage children to get involved through learning and participation. Our projects aim to raise aspirations, help children gain and build confidence and are accessible to all. We are passionate about children experiencing cultural opportunities and seek innovative ways of making this happen. Children use their imaginations and find a voice in a creative and encouraging space, where they can discover their world around them using the arts to create, play, educate, inspire, empathise and entertain. We offer opportunities for all from babies to 15 years regardless of ability, culture or background, within our regular programme of theatre and storytelling events, term time workshops and holiday camps.
Our programme is dedicated to storytelling, whether it be adaptations of traditional tales, myths and legends, Shakespeare for kids or current issues, we ensure that our diary of events is diverse and inclusive, fresh and relevant. We are specialists in under 5’s immersive theatre for babies and toddlers as well as creating work for over 5’s and young people. Stiltskin have a reputation for making innovative, fun and dynamic theatre that not only mesmerises and captivates children, but their parents too. We also seek to programme excellent children’s theatre that carries a similar ethos to ours.
When visiting The Soapbox expect a warm welcome. Discover our friendly tea room and the Toybox Toy Shop with creatively designed and fair-trade toys on the shelves. Why not also take a turn around the award-winning Devonport Park, where we are based, which is a heritage conservation park and the oldest park in Plymouth.