About us

29249603_1801823666507016_8852314878552047616_n.jpgBarking up the Right Tree Theatre (or BURT Theatre as they are often known for short) are an experienced, creative and professional Theatre in Education company based in North-East England.

With years of training and working in schools and theatre behind them all, the company focuses on curriculum and safeguarding based topics, bringing fun, highly interactive and memorable learning to primary school children through the medium of performance across the North-East, Yorkshire and beyond.

The company is founded by Charley Nicholson and Richard Oliver, who together combine their inspiration, organisation, love of theatre and sense of fun to bring together plays that children will enjoy whilst at the same time they will learn a great deal and take those lessons with them through school, exams and life.


Along with your basic curriculum subjects, Barking up the Right Tree Theatre specialise in E-safety productions; highlighting the dangers of the internet and showing how being online can be a wonderful place providing we use it sensibly and safely and also Anti-Bullying productions showing how a better, happier world starts with many small acts of kindness from everyone.

Barking up the Right Tree Theatre also have great joy for a good old pantomime…but with a twist, combining their own original blend of traditional panto mixed with fast paced, crazy fun for the whole family to enjoy, laugh and make perfect memories together.