Founded in 2009, the company has so far produced five shows: The Christmas Box (Dec 2009), It's All a Load of Rubbish! (Sep 2010), It's All a Load of Christmas Rubbish (Dec 2010), One More Sleep 'til Christmas (Dec 2011, Dec 2012, Dec 2014) and Benson's Christmas Letter (Dec 2016.)
In 2015, Christmas for Kids became recognised as a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) by the Charities Commission and expanded its outreach to 14 children's hospices. In 2016, we toured to 28 hospices throughout England with our new show Benson's Christmas Letter.
"We cannot stress how important the effect of what you do is for the hospices, not just the children who need the service, but the families and the carers who work there. They all really loved it and the feedback from the families was very positive. All age groups who attended were fully engaged in the whole show. It was fantastic! I felt that for the children that use our service it was very uplifting. I feel you did as much as you possibly could and it was a fantastic performance."
- Barbara Hibberd, Shooting Star Chase
Our company ethos is:
We do not charge the hospices anything to receive our show
Christmas for Kids (also known as C4K) is a collective of actors who devise and perform shows for free at children's hospices. Our shows are interactive, fun and accessible, comprising singing, storytelling, puppetry and lots of silliness!