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Kidz R Us

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Address: Lower Stennack | St Ives Theatre, St Ives TR26 1QG, England
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+44 1736 797007

Kidz R Us is an extraordinary youth theatre group, working with around 100...

Kidz R Us is an extraordinary youth theatre group, working with around 100 young people a year, aged seven and up. A not-for-profit arts charity, we aim to encourage the participation of young people in the performing arts and behind-the-scenes crafts, both for their own personal development and the benefit of the wider community. Production standards are high and since being formed in 1994, we have produced over 70 shows and won numerous awards. Kidz R Us was a finalist in the Best Arts Project category of the 2010 National Lottery Awards and is a recipient of the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Our Artistic Director, Phil Barnett, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012, and we are honoured to have Sir Tim Rice as our Patron.

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2016 shows Avenue Q and Jesus Christ Superstar

These two shows continue to reach the excellent standard we have come to expect from Kidz. We have been so impressed with the standards of performance achieved that we have... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire
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Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire
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8 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

These two shows continue to reach the excellent standard we have come to expect from Kidz. We have been so impressed with the standards of performance achieved that we have become Patrons even though we live 250 miles away! There is so much talent on display here developed through workshops, a disciplined approach to rehearsal and experienced directors that the... More 

Thank pauline191243
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Whilst the word 'Kidz' is in the name of the company, this is great quality theatre suitable for everybody. The production we saw, Disney's The Jungle Book, demonstrated a high level of professionalism from the cast that was far beyond what one would expect from actors of such a young age. They were an absolute joy to watch and they... More 

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sutton coldfield
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at St Ives & walked past the theatre and popped in to see what shows were showing. We met Phil the theatre director & bought tickets for both of the shows. We are great fans of musical theatre & we have to stay that both the shows were fabulous & highly entertaining , one tragic the other... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I hope no-one is put off attending by the "Kidz" part, thinking this is anything less than an extremely professional set-up, producing performances of the highest quality and choreography (easily equalling the West End production companies). Every performance I have seen has had me drawn in and moved. I am astounded that this is volunteer based yet so tightly run.... More 

Gwinear, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is an extremely professional production by a group of, mainly young people, who obviously live and breathe what they are doing. A very talented group. I saw the show recently and it was my first experience of Kidz R Us I hope to be able to see another production soon. JCS is being staged in the Redruth theatre on... More 

Thank _christinemryall
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I were holidaying in St. Ives, Cornwall last week and although we've done this on many occasions we'd never been to the famous Kidz R Us theatre. We decided to put this right and on 23rd August we attended the performance of Jesus Christ Super Star. It left us both amazed by the quality of the whole... More 

Thank Knights1-13
St Ives, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

As a local I do support Kids R Us theatre, they never seem to fail, however the production of Jesus Christ Superstar surpassed my expectations, it totally blew me away !! Having seen the show a few times in the west end I knew this show is quite a difficult one to get right, there are many words to fit... More 

Thank samtabs
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The choreography, costumes and most of all the children's performances all exceeded our expectations. Our 2 children (8 & 4) both thoroughly enjoyed it...and so did we. All involved. .. what a credit to St Ives you are. Keep up the amazing work Tim!

Thank LinzDi25
St Ives, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

You know you are always going to see something special when you go to see a production at Kidz but this is the best thing I have ever seen them do. I have seen this play so many times but last Tuesday at Kidz I saw the most powerful production by far. It's not a play for the faint hearted... More 

Thank 482christine
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We are a family that enjoy live theatre and on seeing this advertised months ago when booking our holiday it went on the list of things to do. Wow, stunned, left the theatre in light rain walking back to our holiday house, and all of us amazed at the energy and professionalism shown by all performers and back stage team.... More 

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