Christmas For Kids delivers seasonal silliness for children’s hospices and SEND schools across the UK.
Our audiences are unique in their range of disabilities and needs – from life-limiting illness to profound multiple learning difficulties. Since they are unable to attend the theatre at this special time of year, we bring the theatre to them, and to their families, teachers and carers.
Whether the audience is 2 children and their carers, or a Christmas party for 200, we adapt our performance to suit. Our digital show is always delivered entirely for free, and our in-person shows are heavily subsidised to ensure that every child can enjoy the magic of theatre at Christmas time.
Since 2009, we have performed for more than 22,000 children, and recently adopted an additional digital delivery to increase our outreach and provide more flexible viewing.
This project relies on grants and donations to provide our shows for free, please support us
if you can.
C4K 2023 - Digital and In-Person shows!
Christmas for Kids are delighted to be offering once again both Digital and In-person Christmas shows for 2023...
Starting in December, our brand new live show, 'ChrimbleSense', will hit the road, bringing our special blend of interaction, fun and silliness directly into children's hospices and SEND schools across the South East.
And for those that we can't visit in person, we have a new digital show: 'Phoebe's Green Christmas'.
'Phoebe's Green Christmas' - Digital Show
'Phoebe's Green Christmas' tells the story of Phoebe the puppet as she thinks about her footprint - and not just the one she leaves in the snow! Inspired to do her bit for the planet, she reduces, reuses and recycles in as many magically inventive ways as possible. From making special gifts, to putting a new spin on classic traditions, join Phoebe as she tries to give her friends the best (and kindest) Christmas ever!
This digital show is available for FREE from 20th November & throughout the festive period, and features accompanying resources to help carers, teachers and parents facilitate the show and its interactive sensory moments.
Sensory elements of the show are guided by a Resource E-Pack made in collaboration with leading industry professionals to aid with sensory facilitation and provide craft, speech & language and play ideas throughout the festive period.
Discover more details about the show by clicking the buttons below;
Register now, for free, to access the show and it's resources
'Chrimblesense' - In-Person Tour
Our In-Person tour for 2023 is 'ChrimbleSense', an accessible, immersive sensory exploration of Winter as our Christmas characters journey north to experience the Northern Lights.
The show features C4K's trademark blend of sensory play, storytelling, music, song and puppetry. Our team of actor-facilitators will tour to 30 venues across the South East of England throughout December 2023, playing to a mix of children's hospices and SEND schools.
All of our performances are delivered entirely for free!
If you would like more information, or to enquire about booking for 2023, please click below.
About our in-person tour of 'Harry's Christmas Spirit':
“The show was just the highlight of our calendar! ‘Harry’s Christmas Spirit’ was a wonderful story with a lovely easy and important content and done in such a fun, sensory and inclusive way... The acting and singing were amazing and everybody joined in. It was such a happy and uplifting place to be and Christmas for Kids will continue to be the highlight of the year for our children, families and staff!“
- Senior Carer, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, of our 2019 show
"This is why we love Christmas for Kids. The show and content is so suitable for ALL our children... and adults. It really caters for so many special needs but doesn’t patronise and even sneaks in stuff that the parents and staff love!!!” - Senior Carer, Alexander Devine Children's Hospice
"One of the things that we are very conscious of is the risk of cross infection when props are used; I was so impressed and relieved with the cleaning regime that the cast implemented, thank you.” - Care Staff, Rainbows Hospice
About our digital show, 'Phoebe's First Christmas':
"We got to watch a Christmas show, just like the rest of our mainstream school, even though we couldn't go to the theatre with them. It allowed for fair and equal access to a show" - Teaching Assistant, Mainstream School with SEND provision, North West
"I work in a children's hospice and to have such a joyful festive offering that engages so many children with a wide range of developmental and sensory issues is amazing" - Hospice Play Worker, South East England
"We are hugely grateful to have the option of tuning into the online show. Even before Covid, our daughter spent long periods of time at home isolating and for children like her the world will never be normal, their normal means long periods of time at home with nothing to engage with. These online sessions have been life-changing and we are so keen for them to continue long-term for the families who always needed them" - Parent, East Anglia
"Every year we are blown away when we receive this opportunity, as we all look forward to this event. The performers are just amazing with how they deliver the show, and all the extra props that are provided to enable the children to be involved with the performance. It makes a huge difference to the children and families that they are able to come to a familiar environment to have a one on one show, and this has been expressed by parents. So, a HUGE thank you to you for doing what you do for us at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and keep doing the great work you do.”
- Senior Care Leader, Shooting Star Christopher's