In Little Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire there lies a beautiful farm called Offley Hoo Farm. Having recently been created into a Small Business Community of local produce, gifts and more stunning shops, we have found the perfect space to open a BRAND NEW Arts Venue for families in Hertfordshire. At the moment, the aim is for March 2022 as long as we can source the right funding. As soon as I laid eyes on the old office block that was available to use, I knew in my heart this was exactly what I had been looking for. Not only will we be able to bring something to the community, but we will be creating revenue for the Farmer and each of the other Small Businesses on the farm.
Since the beginning of Tiny T's Theatre in 2017, my vision was to have a venue purely for Arts and Entertainment in Hertfordshire. Not only does The Arts bring so much to a childhood, with learning and growth within confidence and imagination, but it is such a huge part of the economy. In 2019 arts and culture contributed £10.47 billion to the UK economy. This is huge.
With opening this Venue, we will be creating jobs and opportunities for young people; with work experience for teenagers to full and part time employment learning about the arts. Tiny T's Theatre is totally inclusive for all and we would love to give opportunities to as many young people getting into The Arts as possible.
Children and their families will be able to step into a magical space; filled with stunning woodland-like decor, imagination and sensory. The space will be filled with not only magic but education and will be somewhere where parents/carers can bring their tiny tots all the way through their childhood to create memories that will last forever.
We will be transforming this office block to become a magical woodland setting, with giant toadstools, a bookshop and storytelling hub for parents and carers to relax during the day, magical cupboard doors to walk through, a Fairy Museum and a woodland Theatre space. We will be running Creative Workshops such as Puppet Making and Performance, Costume Design, Children's Crafts, Children's Creative Writing, Family Yoga, Painting, Dancing, Family Theatre and of course Magical Birthday Experiences. The venue will be run by our very own Magical Woodland & Fairy/Elf Characters, creating that total immersive feel.
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We need £7,000 to source materials, (all natural and woodland-friendly), set up a brand new sister website and purchase equipment such as card machines and equipment for children's activities. We will be up-cycling furniture to bring this space to life so will be creating everything as low budget as possible.
This has never been done before, and with Hitchin just 10 minutes away being one of the most creative and family-orientated historic towns, we know it will be incredibly popular.
Tiny T's Theatre
In a recent survey, we discovered that over 90% of our customers have said to have had an impact from what we do as a small business. We have improved children's confidence, imaginations, creative confidence and brought their family connection closer as a whole. in 2019, despite COVID, we sold out events during Christmas for families to enjoy Theatre and Afternoon Tea in Hertfordshire. In 2021, our Family Show 'Spectacular' was taken to Covent Garden, and sold out 2 shows of 140 people in Hitchin as part of Hitchin Festival.
Find out more about what we do at www.tinytsparties.com and how we have impacted so many Children's lives already.