About Us

Theatre Porto (formerly Action Transport Theatre) has been making work for children, young people and the communities of Ellesmere Port for over 35 years.

We are inspired by the child-centred qualities of curiosity, play and fairness and aim to make new work which both challenges and delights.

Our approach is:

  • child and young person centred
  • inclusive – everyone is welcomed and valued; difference is celebrated
  • collaborative – we work with artists, educators, children and young people to make work which is authentic and important
  • experimental – we explore new ways to tell stories through theatre, film, installation, and other media
  • enquiry led – we provide space for learning, including our own

We provide opportunities for local children and young people to work with us throughout the year through our free, inclusive engagement programme.

Our professional work is made collaboratively with children, schools and other companies/artists touring locally, regionally and nationally.

We are part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.