Before 1977, when Dockteatern Tittut (Puppet Theatre Peekaboo) was founded by Ing-Mari Tirén, theatre for young children, under the age of five, was unheard of. Within the swedish theatre world it was unthinkable, and the common idea was that children at this young age were yet too undeveloped to comprehend art.
By offering high quality theatre to the youngest, Ing-Mari Tirén disproved these common ideas about children; a new era of Swedish theatre begun.
Today, the understanding of children and art has changed. In Sweden there is a broad supply of culture for the youngest and theatre is also being made for babies and toddlers, under the age of two.
Since 1977 Dockteatern Tittut has created exciting and artistically strong performances, always with the young child in focus. For many of our visitors it is their first time going to the theatre. Over the years we have also learnt the importance of introducing the show to the audience. Young and old. Everyone has to feel safe entering the theatre space. Therefore we always first meet our audience outside the theatre room, using the foyer as a bridge between the two worlds; the theatre world and the ”normal” world. Our aim here is to create trust, curiosity and a desire to enter the magical world of theatre.
We take great respect in our young audience and are always demanding ourselves to deliver high quality shows. We have worked with some of Sweden’s most accomplished puppet makers, illustrators and children book authors. We have collaborated with the Royal Opera, Riksteatern and Dans I Nord. We also regularly work with the world’s leading shadowtheatre director; Fabrizio Montecchi.
About 60% of our budget is covered by ticket sales. The rest is covered by grants and governmental support.
For more information please contact us at:
Phone: 0046-8-720 75 88