"I have never seen 5-year-olds sit still for so long completely mesmerized! The Cat's Grin Theatre Company were amazing, a really talented group of individuals with an amazing ability to keep 30 excited children totally entertained with games, dancing and a brilliant performance".
Tracie-Anne Preen

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the most brilliant birthday party yesterday. Libby and Katie loved it! The games were just right and a super idea of having the eggs and spoons for when the children arrived – great fun! The show was superb, it kept the 3-year-olds and the 6-year-olds captivated for the whole hour, they all loved the participation and dressing up! Libby particularly enjoyed being a birthday cow!! Lots of parents stayed because of the smaller children and all said what a wonderful party it was. They all wanted and took leaflets so hopefully you might get more bookings from it! Chris and I will definitely recommend yourselves to our schools.

See you again next year - the girls both said as soon as it finished that they would like The Cat's Grin again for the next party!! Many, many thanks - a truly fantastic and professional job. Thank you."
Nicola and Chris Smith

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phone 07803 013367

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Cat's Grin Parties

Entertaining, educational and somewhat silly, our drama and theatre parties are available to children aged between 4–11 and, of course, mums and dads who are young at heart. This live theatre experience encompasses maximum energy, fluency and wit, with audience participation and myriad effects in a minimalist setting, at competitive prices! All parties are led by three performers. Pre-show party games (a mix of traditional and original) or post-show drama workshops are available with every production. Using theatre games and improvisation, these highlight themes and elements explored in the performance.


The Cat's Grin drama and theatre parties consist of 1hr of games, before refreshments, followed by 60-70mins of the chosen production on offer. We advise that refreshments last no longer than 30mins making the total length of the party 2hrs 45mins.

We include confectionary prizes for all games and the pass-the-parcel prize. We recommend no more than 30 children at a party. For larger groups of children we suggest just a Performance, with no Games or Workshop.

For older children why not try our exciting drama workshop as an alternative to our party games?


The Space needed for your party may depend upon the number of guests and the chosen production. Most parties take place either in a hired hall or at your home. If considering holding the party at home/garden (if garden please consider backup venue in case of good old English weather) our Artistic Director, Don Brown, may need to assess the space. For the games and the theatre production it is important that we have access to a power point.


Available productions

wind willows

The Wind in The Willows (KS1 & KS2)

Kenneth Graham's unforgettable tale, lovingly re-created

once upon

Once Upon a Time (KS1)

Four children's tales: Hansel and Gretel, Lazy John, The Snow Maiden and Rumplestiltskin

alice wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (KS1 & KS2)

Our highly-original re-telling of the Lewis Carroll classic


Four Fairy Tales (KS1)

Rapunzel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Snow White & Rose Red, Three Billy Goats Gruff



The Cat's Grin Theatre Company

Telephone: 07803 013367
email: donbrown-catsgrin@hotmail.co.uk

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