Cast is a child friendly, and inclusive arts venue, where families with young children feel welcomed and creatively encouraged.

There are five brilliant bugs that create the Theatre bugs gang.  They are: Theo the Theatre Bug, Sofia the Scriptwriting Spider, Abdul the Arty Ant, Shaniqua the Saxophone Playing Snail, and Berty the Boogying Butterfly. 

Any child aged 5 and under is eligible for a Bug Book. 

A Bug Book is a child friendly passport style, loyalty scheme that has specifically been designed for young children.  Any child under 5 can be issued with a Bug Book, which they will be encouraged to personalise with their name and age. 


Each time a child partakes in a Cast activity (watch a performance, take part in a workshop, either at Cast or as part of our Outreach work), they can collect a stamp.

The more stamps they collect, the more treats they get.  

Five BUGS – 1 free ice cream voucher

Seven BUGS – 1 free workshop

Ten BUGS – 1 free family ticket to Cast’s Second Space Christmas show