Our aim has always been to make creative and interactive theatre, drama based parties and events for children. We want to ignite children’s imaginations, promote teamwork and create lots and lots of fun throughout.
2018: Our unique parties were born
We set off providing party entertainment across the UK and then shortly afterwards began hosting the Friday morning preschool class at York Theatre Royal and so, Crafty Tales was born.
2019: We put on quite a show at Beningbrough Hall
We started running more of our craft and storytelling sessions across Yorkshire creating fantastic partnerships with Goose of Harrogate and Rural Arts in Thirsk, running weekly classes as well as special holiday events.
Our Partnerships continued to grow, and in 2019 we were absolutely thrilled to write and devise a new piece for Beningbrough Hall, part of the magnificent National Trusts.
2020: Storytelling with the big man himself
2020 brought with it, new . . . if not a little surprising, opportunities. We were very lucky to have ongoing support of our story craft family and friends, locally and internationally. And continued providing birthday parties and Crafty Tales online; as well as a sell-out Halloween show. Our charity event at the end of November was a huge success and we managed raise over £2000 for the wonderful Shine21 organisation.
We finished 2020 being part of Christmas at one of the most magnificent historic buildings here in North Yorkshire, Castle Howard. Storyelling with the big man himself.
2021: From Fairytales to Dinosaurs
2021 gave us a whole host of new collaborations. We worked with Spilman Farm creating an exciting dinosaurs exhibition as well as devising an engaging and educational show for Kiplin Hall and Gardens. We performed twice at the Mill Theatre in Stillington and started a new Crafty Tales session on Thursday at Theatre@41.
We were thrilled to be back a Castle Howard for some Summer crafty tales fun as well as more wonderful Storytelling with Santa over Christmas.
2022: Even bigger adventures
2022 came and went incredibly quickly. We were delighted to continue our storytelling sessions at York Theatre Royal and Theatre@41 as well as heading out to more schools across North Yorkshire.
For summer we were back again at Kiplin Hall and Spilman Farm and were delighted to be part of the Deershed festival as well as taking part in special pop up events at SPARK:York and White Skye Fields.
We had tours of our Once Upon a Fairytale show and our Halloween Production Bat, Cackle and Pop with the wonderful On Tour, Rural Arts.
To finish it all off we were incredibly chuffed to be back at Castle Howard Courtyard Grotto for some magical Christmas experiences.
2023: It's all so exciting!!
2023 kicked off with us winning another wonderful Little Vikings award....4 years in a row! We can't tell you how lucky we feel from all the support we have received. Thank you so much.
The year is zooming by and we can't quite believe it's coming up to Autumn already. On the plus side we have a whole host of Halloween inspired shows and events going on.
This year we have also created 3 new shows!! Yep 3! The Untold story of the Queen of Hearts, The Pirate Party and one we're especially proud of is 'This Tree Belongs to Me!'. For more info on them check out are theatre page.
We also had some great fun during the summer at some cracking festivals, including our first outing at TOTfest! It was an absolute delight to be part of such a wonderful event.
We'll be finishing the year with 3 separtate Christmas events at York Castle Museum, Theatre@41 and more magical Grotto action at Castle Howard.