Mapping the Young Audiences Sector in Scotland

23 July 2021

Are you in any way involved in professional performing arts for children and young people in Scotland? This might include creating, producing, or presenting performances made for children and young people.

Collaborating with Noren Haq

2 April 2021

Gill Robertson announces that she and Yvonne Buskie will be working with writer and educator, Noren Haq on our new schools project exploring Islam.

Media Release: Make Space 2021 announced

22 March 2021

Following the success of our inaugural Make Space fund for artists in 2020, today we're announcing a new call-out, reaching out to artists and practitioners from any creative background to research and develop new ideas of new work for children.

White the App launches on Google Play Store

8 March 2021

Hippotrix Creative App Development team share White the App news in this guest blog; calling all early years children, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts…in fact anyone who would benefit from a delightful moment of joy!

Call-out: Artist wanted for schools project

5 March 2021

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company are looking for a Scotland-based Muslim artist to work with us on a Primary 6 class project which explores Islam.

Guest blog: Lauren Desjardins

23 November 2020

This week, Lauren Desjardins has written a short blog for us about her time working as Stage Manager with some of our Make Spacers...

A day to celebrate

11 November 2020

_Atlantis Banal_ wins Best Production for Children & Young People, Best Design (joint winner) and is nominated for Best Technical Production and Best New Play – Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2020...

A generous donation helping us connect to our local communities

2 November 2020

Catherine Wheels' Artistic Director, Gill Robertson shares why the generous donation from Eve's Foundation for _White: The Film_ means so much to Catherine Wheels.

Media Release: Booking now open for White: The Film

28 October 2020

Booking is now open for schools to book White: The Film to be shown in their classroom this December.

Making a film during a pandemic

26 October 2020

Filming a theatre production is a big project. But add to that the additional challenges that filming during a pandemic brings, it's an even taller order! Luckily for us we have Wonder-Production Manager Emma Jones. Read more in our latest blog.

Lockdown Life: Tony Reekie

23 September 2020

Tony Reekie, Catherine Wheels' Executive Director - what have you been doing during your lockdown?...

Media Release: White The Film

7 September 2020

The magic and charm of the award-winning show for children is coming to a school in Scotland near you this Christmas. Following the news that many schools will not be able to attend the traditional Christmas theatre trip this year, Catherine Wheels The

Lockdown Life: Emma Jones

18 June 2020

Emma Jones, Catherine Wheels' Production Manager - what have you been doing during your lockdown?

Make Space: The Final Recipients

10 June 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have selected five recipients of the Make Space fund. Over the next six months, the Catherine Wheels team will be providing support, resources and guidance, to help each “maker” explore what theatre for young peopl

Make Space

15 May 2020

Through our new project Make Space, we are inviting anyone interested in making work for young people to bring us their ideas, imaginings and dreams for what theatre for young people could look like in the new normal.

White to be screened on YouTube over Easter weekend

31 March 2020

Over next Easter weekend (10 – 13 April 2020), we are inviting audiences around the world to come together online and enjoy one of their best-loved, and longest-running shows, _White_ by Andy Manley.

A Poem for you

26 March 2020

As Catherine Wheels is working in a different way now, given the current pandemic, we wanted to share a message with you, from Gill Robertson, Artistic Director of Catherine Wheels.

Celebrating Bess Walder and Beth Cummings on International Women's Day

8 March 2020

On International Women's Day, Gill Robertson, Artistic Director of Catherine Wheels reflects on two women who inspired one of our most-loved shows, _Lifeboat_.

Welcome Emma Jones

21 February 2020

Last month we welcomed a new member to the Catherine Wheels team in the form of Emma Jones, our new Production Manager. She comes with a wealth of experience in theatre production and touring, as well as some brilliant ideas of how we can work smarter. He

Kissing Linford Christie Awarded Touring Funding for Theatre and Dance by Creative Scotland

11 December 2019

We are delighted to share the news that _Kissing Linford Christie_ has been awarded funding from Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance.

Creating Work Through Play

29 November 2019

Guest blog from Danica Rosengren: IPAY recipient of The Colleen Porter Artist Development Award, about her week with Catherine Wheels.

Atlantis Banal: Beneath the Surface

10 October 2019

This autumn, Catherine Wheels is honoured to invite you to the opening of a brand new exhibition (or is it a show?) from famed artist, Atlantis Banal (or is it Shona Reppe?)

Catherine Wheels Welcomes New Executive Director

8 August 2019

Our Latest Production....WhirlyGig!

27 June 2019

A madcap musical adventure coming to a venue near you!

10/20 Year Challenge!

28 January 2019

Catherine Wheels turns 20 this year!

Celebrating difference with Lung Ha Theatre Company

2 November 2018

We're delighted to be working with Lung Ha Theatre Company on a new show touring to schools

Introducing...Chris Alexander

11 October 2018

Chris is currently on the road with _Martha_ and we sat down to discuss work, life and...Haribo

Introducing...Louise Gilmour-Wills

30 July 2018

This month we meet Programme Director, Louise, who is currently in Japan telling delegates at the ricca ricca festival about the company!

White at Ricca Ricca 2018

26 July 2018

We're touring Japan this month as part of Ricca Ricca's Focus on Scotland programme

Eddie & the Slumbers Sisters - Full Tour Announced

22 February 2018

Eddie Tours Scotland!

Introducing...Hannah Putsey

21 February 2018

This month we meet Touring Manger, Hannah Putsey who's very soon to depart to have a baby!

Creative Scotland Regular Funding Reinstated

6 February 2018

Theatremakers pen open letter to Creative Scotland

31 January 2018

An Open Letter to Creative Scotland from 150 Members of the Artistic Community in Scotland and Beyond.

Creative Scotland Funding Cut

25 January 2018

As Scotland’s most celebrated and prolific producer of children’s theatre we are devastated by Creative Scotland’s decision to cut our funding

Introducing...Suzie Normand

6 December 2017

This month, we meet Company Stage Manager, Suzie Normand...

Eddie & the Slumber Sisters - Touring Spring 2018

29 November 2017

We're delighted to announce our new co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland - Eddie & the Slumber Sisters - touring Scotland in Spring 2018.

Introducing...Ashley Smith

18 October 2017

Currently on tour with The Story of the Little Gentleman, here's Ashley!

The Story of the Little Gentleman Autumn Tour 2017

1 September 2017

Our much-loved production of The Story of the Little Gentleman will tour Scottish theatres and rural venues in Autumn 2017.

Introducing...Anna Derricourt

23 August 2017

Back to school and time to meet our Schools Development Manager, Anna.

Introducing...Karen Tennent

26 July 2017

This month we hear from Designer Karen

Introducing...Craig Fleming

15 June 2017

Getting to know the Catherine Wheels team a bit better.

We're Recruiting!

17 May 2017

We are currently seeking two new directors to join our Board.

Have a quacking Easter!

5 April 2017

Come and see Lost at Sea and The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean during the holidays!

Ducks ahoy at two international festivals!

15 March 2017

Lost at Sea has crossed the oceans and is performing in New Zealand at Auckland Arts Festival

Helen in India

2 March 2017

Catherine Wheels is very lucky to have forged some close creative relationships with organisations from all corners of the world.

Lost at Sea & White

14 February 2017

Lost at Sea in Scottish Schools, and a Spring tour for White.

White in the Granite City

7 December 2016

Cotton and Wrinkle are in Aberdeen for the opening of White at The Lemon Tree tomorrow!

We're Hiring!

19 October 2016

Catherine Wheels are recruiting a Touring Manager

Back to School, Back to Rehearsals

31 August 2016

Rehearsals begin for Pondlife, Martha is out on tour

Our Fringe Picks

11 August 2016

Great work friends of Catherine Wheels are making and appearing in this August.

Theatre in Schools Scotland Launch

1 June 2016

This morning saw the launch of Theatre in Schools Scotland, an exciting new initiative established to support the provision of quality theatre in Scotland’s school.

Lost at Sea Rehearsals Underway!

23 March 2016

This Spring sees a first for Catherine Wheels as our brand new show, Lost at Sea will premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival as part of the inaugural Science in the Spotlight programme.

Little Gentleman Hits the Road

12 February 2016

February has got off to a busy start at Catherine Wheels HQ.

New Year, New Show

8 January 2016

Rehearsals underway for The Story of the Little Gentleman

Extra White Performances at the Traverse!

18 December 2015

We are delighted to announce an early Christmas gift to you...

White Window Shopping in Mexico

10 December 2015

While here in Scotland we’ve been wrapping up as the chilly Winter weather descends upon us, the White team spent the last couple of weeks soaking up the sunshine in colourful Mexico.

White Celebrates 1000th Show

17 November 2015

Cotton and Wrinkle are on the road once more!

Final Dates for Magic Sho!

2 November 2015

Catherine Wheels are thrilled to have produced Shone Reppe’s brand new production for 5-8 year olds, Magic Sho.

New Show for Edinburgh International Science Festival

9 September 2015

We are thrilled to announce that in Spring 2016 we will be premiering a brand new show.

Magic Sho opens!

8 September 2015

Magic Sho by Shona Reppe is now on tour across Scotland

The Voice Thief - tickets still available!

13 August 2015

If you haven't yet visited Dr MacKenzie's Institute for the Encouragement of Vocal Harmony there is still time, and tickets are still available!

‘Fabulous fantasy’ show The Voice Thief at the Fringe

4 June 2015

We are delighted to announce that our promenade piece The Voice Thief will return to Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year from 5th-30th August.

White Down Under Again - part II

2 April 2015

That night we performed at 9.30pm and were the last show up - rock and roll eh? More tales from White Down Under...

White Down Under Again

19 March 2015

White down under…in the sun….in our shorts…did I say it’s been sunny?…

The Voice Thief - new production

3 September 2014

Welcome to the Voice Facility, a darkly mysterious place where hundreds of girl’s voices have been held captive for years…

Pondlife Down Under

25 August 2014

Gill Robertson on her experience of directing two new actors in Pondlife...in Australia

Made In Taiwan Part 2

18 July 2014

Andy Manley's further adventures in Taiwan with White

Made In Taiwan

8 July 2014

Andy Manley tells us about his first impressions of Taiwan

New York Diaries - part 2

1 July 2014

Two weeks has flown by and 16 shows of Pondlife have come and gone

New York Diaries

10 June 2014

So here we are at the end of the first week in New York and it's been swell

We're looking for a Technical Assistant

9 June 2014

We're recruiting - work with us for 12 weeks as a technical assistant.

The return of Huff

4 June 2014

HUFF by Shona Reppe and Andy Manley returns with a Edinburgh Festival Fringe appearance at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Made in Scotland programme.

Promoters

4 June 2014

Festivals, theatres and press, find out what's available to view and book, or sign up to promoters area for access to images, video, media releases and more.

Only in LA - Part 2

19 March 2014

Andy Manley updates us from LA, as the White team start their final week in Beverly Hills...

White The App

14 March 2014

Based on Andy Manley's White The Show, we have developed an app with the wonderful Hippotrix

Only in LA

6 March 2014

Andy Manley is in LA with White and here are his first impressions....

‘Appy New Year

1 January 2014

Announcing an exciting new project for 2014

All good things come in threes

4 September 2013

This autumn, Catherine Wheels bring you three fantastic productions.

What's in the box?

30 August 2013

More HUFF tickets available...but what is inside the box?

Vote for Paul

24 July 2013

Our producer, Paul Fitzpatrick, is standing for the Edinburgh Fringe Board, and he needs your vote...

Excitement ahead...

5 July 2013

Summer's here! Andy won Wimbledon and we're getting ready for excitement ahead....

On the road with _Stuck_

31 March 2013

Gill Robertson tells us why she loves schools touring while on the road with our new show _Stuck_.

Farvel Denmark!

27 February 2013

Andy Manley updates us on the _White_ tour in Denmark, before he heads off to New Zealand

Bonjour Oeufs!

29 January 2013

Andy Manley catches us up on White's week in Lille - before he heads off to Denmark...

Great News for a New Year

4 January 2013

We all knew that our Luke aka Cotton was amazing...but the news we heard proved it....

White (aka Blanc aka Weiss aka Waiss)

18 December 2012

That's a Quacker!

14 December 2012

Tales of Norge III

26 September 2012

The final instalment of Andys' adventure in Norway, the show is open and Andy's coming home!

Tales of Norge II

18 September 2012

White opens in Norway this week, here's the latest from Andy Manley's Tales of Norge

Tales of Norge

5 September 2012

Andy Manley is in Norway directing _White_ , here's his first update...

Herald Archangel for Andy Manley

20 August 2012

Andy Manley has been announced as the winner of one of this year's Herald/Bank of Scotland Archangel award

Catherine Wheels and Shona Reppe at the Fringe

31 July 2012

Two great shows for families at this year's festival fringe

Now booking for teachers, promoters and venues

5 July 2012

Looking ahead to 2013, a new show on a boat...and an old show on a boat

Fully funded PhD Opportunity

15 June 2012

A fantastic opportunity to do a PhD with the University of Glasgow and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Festival time for White

30 May 2012

Applications open for Board of Directors

23 May 2012

Catherine Wheel's Theatre Company is recruiting two new directors to its non-executive/non-renumerated board.

Celebrating a CATS nomination

11 May 2012

Denmark and Drama Desk

30 April 2012

a fantastic weekend at the Danish Teater Centrum Festival

White Rolls on to England!

25 April 2012

White's Tour of England is Under Way

Board of Directors Job Specification

24 April 2012

It’s the Easter holidays.....so let’s try some egg-themed news!

29 March 2012

Back to the UK...

19 March 2012

After two months in Australia and New Zealand the hard working White boys are back in the UK. But there's no time to rest.....

Sydney Opera House

25 February 2012

Another sell out week for White is coming to an end

White arrives in Melbourne

17 February 2012

After a sell out run in Adelaide White has moved to Melbourne

White delights audiences in Adelaide

2 February 2012

White has opened at the Adelaide Festival Centre and is going down a storm. Sell out audiences and we have even received fan mail!

And they're off!

24 January 2012

The new Cotton has joined Wrinkle in White, and they've got off to a great start.

Happy New Year!

5 January 2012

We're all looking forward to 2012!

It's not over yet!

16 December 2011

It's been a great year for Catherine Wheels, here are some of our highlights...

Pondlife - Ditties from Down Under

28 November 2011

G'day. Andy here - okay I have been slightly lax in our antipodean adventures - sorry about that - but we have been enjoying Sydney. Anyway here they are

Tales from Manhattan 3

14 November 2011

Part 3 of White's Tales from Manhattan

Shona Reppe’s new show is “near perfect”

8 November 2011

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean is delighting audiences and critics in Scotland

Tales from Manhattan 2

3 November 2011

Part 2 of White's Tales from Manhattan

White Wins at Theatre Awards UK

1 November 2011

_White_ wins best show for children and young people at this year's Theatre Awards UK.

Tales from Manhattan

20 October 2011

Thought we would do a White Tales from Manhattan - so here's a few of our favourites

White Starts World Tour

7 October 2011

The White team are off to New York to start the first leg of the White World Tour

The _Kes_ Reviews Are In!

18 September 2011

"Kes is yet another triumph for Catherine Wheels"

Welcome to our new look website

16 September 2011

We're delighted to unveil our new look website, thanks to funding from Creative Scotland through the Amb:IT:ion fund.

Green Wheels Touring

30 November -0001

We recently presented our Green Wheels Touring Kit at the Green Arts Conference. Read on for more details on how we try and stay green on the road!