When Ing-Marie Tirén and Eva Gumpert started the Puppet Theatre Tittut in 1977 and began making theatre for children from the age of two, they were breaking new ground. It was unthinkable in Swedish theatre at the time to perform to children under the age of five. They didn’t think children so young could understand. Today, theatre is made for babies too. We know that even newborn babies seek and respond to new experiences and impressions.
For over 45 years Tittut has been producing captivating and highly creative shows. Always with a focus on the youngest children and the ambition of being engaging and innovative. Since many of our visitors are making their debut as an audience member, we want their first experience to be memorable and joyful. After many years of experience, we know that having an introduction is important. Each performance starts with a meeting between the actors and audience in the foyer to create trust and curiosity.
We treat our young audience with great respect and place high demands on ourselves to always deliver the best. Our stories might seem simple but they branch in many directions beneath the surface. Often they have existential undercurrent – in a playful way of course.
Our shows are staged at theatres and other venues throughout the country. We put on about 700 performances a year, about half of which are outside Stockholm County. The theatre has a permanent stage on Lundagatan in Södermalm and an additional stage at the Blue House in Tensta. We arrange seminars, courses, guest performances and our Baby Theatre shows.
Over the years we have collaborated with Teatro Gioco Vita in Italy and the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Kungliga Operan and Riksteatern, among others.