Welcome to KIDZ R US!

We look forward to welcoming you to St Ives Theatre, home of Kidz R Us. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show – and if you’re impressed by what you see on stage, tell someone all about it. At Kidz R Us we look forward to providing entertaining shows that you will remember for years to come. Look at the list below to see our upcoming shows.

An Exciting Announcement

‘Kidz R Us are excited to announce that our planning application for the refurbishment works and extension to create a café here at the theatre have been granted consent by Cornwall Council. Whilst the main project is not due to commence until autumn this year, Phase 1 of these works to the roof and font façade of our beloved building have started this week! Part of these works will involve the erection of a scaffold, however, we will still be running rehearsals for our upcoming shows, The wider refurbishment works and new café is made possible thanks to funding from the @StivesTownDeal.

The team are looking forward to unveiling the refurbished façade and new signage in the spring this year ready for our summer season.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you to all our supporters/performers and parents that have visited the theatre and performed in our productions in 2022 – here is to an exciting 2023 and beyond.’

Marvellous Musicals

The first, at Easter is a home grown offering with an exciting collection of songs from popular shows called Marvellous Musicals, which will feature a mixed cast of children and adults.

The performances will feature three casts including over 40 children plus adults from more than 18 towns

April 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th at 7.30pm

Annie Jr.

The second production is Annie Jr based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure,” NCTC’s website said.

Show Dates

May 30th, 31st and June 1st, 2nd

August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 30th and 31st

Marvellous Musicals

The first, at Easter is a home grown offering with an exciting collection of songs from popular shows called Marvellous Musicals, which will feature a mixed cast of children and adults.

The performances will feature three casts including over 40 children plus adults from more than 18 towns

April 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th

Annie Jr.

The second production is Annie Jr based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure,” NCTC’s website said.

Show Dates

May 30th, 31st and June 1st, 2nd

August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 30th and 31st

Les Miserables

The third , set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 35th year. 

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.

Jean Valjean has lost everything. After nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s family, starting life over as a convict is proving impossible. But when a fated encounter with a Bishop teaches him mercy and redemption, Valjean vows to devote his life to good. It proves harder than he thought. Raising a rescued orphan in a country wrapped up in a student-led French revolution effort, while being hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, it’s all Valjean can do to keep his head above water.

The multi award winning company Kidz R Us provides fantastic entertainment and fun, high quality training in the performing arts for children and young adults. Their vision is to “be leaders in engaging area youth in the power of performing arts to enrich their lives.”

July 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th

August 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th

Les Miserables

The third , set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 35th year. 

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.

Jean Valjean has lost everything. After nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s family, starting life over as a convict is proving impossible. But when a fated encounter with a Bishop teaches him mercy and redemption, Valjean vows to devote his life to good. It proves harder than he thought. Raising a rescued orphan in a country wrapped up in a student-led French revolution effort, while being hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, it’s all Valjean can do to keep his head above water.

The multi award winning company Kidz R Us provides fantastic entertainment and fun, high quality training in the performing arts for children and young adults. Their vision is to “be leaders in engaging area youth in the power of performing arts to enrich their lives.”

July 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th

August 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th



    Previous Productions

    Over the years we have performed a variety of different shows and in the future we would like to perform even more.

    If you are interested you can view our catalogue of shows here.

    What we offer!

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    Venue Hire

    We offer the use of our theatre for hire for outside events and performances

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    Join Us At Kidz R Us

    We are always looking for volunteers to help with the running of our shows and would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

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    Workshops

    We offer workshops for aspiring performers, such as the February Half-Term Theatre Workshops which offers tuition and guidance from a hand-picked group of theatre professionals from across the country.

    Testimonials

    WOW We thought we were seeing a professional show the quality of this performance was outstanding the costumes were beautiful and the whole theatre experience was magical.  The snow queen was the most beautiful character I have ever seen and boy could she sing.  The Granny had us in stitches all evening our sides ache today, the whole performance was worthy of a professional stage we loved it and will be back next year.  Well done

    AUDIENCE MEMBER, SNOW QUEEN (DECEMBER 2018)

    I’ve been visiting Kidz for over 20 years, ever since I was a young child – I can’t explain how incredible the performances are every time! I have never been to a bad performance – the talent of every child on stage is evident from the opening note, and it’s fantastic to see the performers grow every year.

    We saw the Snow Queen last night, and you could tell the entire audience had a fantastic time, from ages 2 to 92!

    A trip to St Ives isn’t complete without going to Kidz R Us.

    AUDIENCE MEMBER, SNOW QUEEN (DECEMBER 2018)