Based in Wellington Genre Theatre

Little Dog Barking Theatre

Little Dog Barking creates the thrill and magic of live theatre in early childhood centres and schools, it brings to children the stories of their world, told and presented in simple and imaginative ways.

Our productions are specifically aimed at Early Childhood and Lower Primary School aged children, making the performances accessible and intimate by presenting them in their centres or school. This means the audiences are smaller, children are in their familiar environments, and this in turn creates  greater opportunities for participation in the performances.

Peter Wilson, Director, established Little Dog Barking in 2010 after a long and distinguished career with Young Peoples Theatre in Australia and New Zealand. Peter’s vision for the company is to create innovative and original theatre productions for Early Childhood and Lower Primary School audiences.

Peter was the founding artistic director of the Capital E National Theatre for Children; Whilst with that organisation he created many popular  programmes  for young audiences including; Pied Piper, Jellybean, Happy Prince, Farm at the End of the Road, Seasons, On our Street, Paper Shaper and Songs of the Sea. For Little Dog Barking he has created Party Pigs and a Sausage went for a Walk, Little Kowhai Tree,  Paper Plays, Duck Death and the Tulip and The Pond.

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