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Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QY, UK

About Theatre Porto


At Theatre Porto we don’t believe children are the future. We know they are the now, the present. Their individual ideas and imaginations are relevant today and inspire and inform everything we do. We work with children and young people as creative collaborators, to make professional and aspirational theatre which we share locally, regionally, nationally and internationally from our home in Ellesmere Port.


We have established a unique processes of making new theatre by putting young people at the heart of all our work.


We explore what theatre and new writing can do in the 21st Century and the vital and changing roles young people can play in the making of original and significant theatre for our time.


We create new work at Whitby Hall, our theatre base in Ellesmere Port. We are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. We develop new professional productions for traditional and non-traditional spaces. We also export plays, processes, skills and ideas to ensure that the voices and creativity of young people contribute to the richness and diversity of our theatre landscape.


Theatre Porto continues to evolve as a learning and sharing organisation, working increasingly in strong partnerships to maximise resources and create new opportunities.


We work with others to platform and promote theatre by and with young people, as well as exceptional theatre that is made for them.