The Spark brings extraordinary theatre performances to children in their schools.

The Spark Festival - At Your School

Placing the Arts at the Heart of Learning

The Spark Festival will be back in schools in February 2022 with a programme that will bring a simple curiosity to discovering who we are with an eclectic mix of dance, theatre and music.

In February 2020 over 5,500 children saw a performance in their school / library. Follow this link to see the amazing shows that are on offer for schools in 2022.


The Iron Man

Ted Hughes' classic modern-day fable of a giant Iron robot and the fearless courage of a young boy named Hogarth is a beautiful tale about friendship, understanding and tolerance.

This new adaptation by award-winning writer Paul Sirett is brought to magical and compelling life by Graeae Theatre Company; created specifically for school audiences, performed in local library settings. Featuring captivating puppetry and playful storytelling this production also integrates British Sign Language and audio description into every performance.

This production follows on from the 2018 sell-out tour of WW1 play 'The First'.

Touring to local libraries in Leicester/shire, Nottingham/shire and Rutland, please get in touch to express your interest in booking a performance for your school.

Adapted from the original work by Ted Hughes, published by Faber & Faber, with thanks to the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Available: Toured November 2019
Target age: 8 - 11yrs
Curriculum Areas Covered: English, Science, D&T
Themes: Friendship, Isolation, Power, The World, Saving the planet, Living in harmony

COST: £90 per class

If you are interested in having a performance in your school or would like to know more about the work we do in schools: call 0116 261 6893 or email