Making live theatre accessible to families in need across Scotland


We believe every child should be able to take part in high quality arts experiences from the earliest age. Experiencing live music and theatre, for example, can have a powerful impact on even the youngest children but for families with low incomes going to the theatre can feel out of reach.

In 2017 we launched Forward For Families – a crowd-funded campaign to give families with low incomes tickets for MamaBabaMe, Starcatchers’ and Curious Seed’s beautiful dance, theatre and live music production for babies and young children age 0-3.

Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, we surpassed our target of £800, enabling 45 families to have an experience they may otherwise have missed.

Early in 2019 we will be launching a new campaign to ensure more families can experience the magic of a Starcatchers live production. More news on this will be coming very soon!




200,000 children are growing up in poverty in Scotland. Research consistently evidences access to theatre and cultural experience enriches lives and impacts positively on health and well-being. However Starcatchers audience participation survey suggests 72% rarely or sometimes engage in cultural experiences with their babies and many have never engaged with their local community arts venue.

A shared experience with your child increases confidence, develops their brains and encourages bonding. At Starcatchers we believe every child should be able to take part in high quality arts experience from the earliest age.