Theatre for Young Audiences

The most demanding spectator in the world is a child or a teenager.

A young audience watches wiith blood-chilling honesty.

Boredom is a crime.

Their world is dramatic and they demand to be challenged and amazed.

Baņuta Rubess

Thin Ice

A play for teenagers. Co-written with Beverley Cooper

Thin Ice was a first: a fast-paced, funny and hard-hitting play about sexual stereotypes and myths, created at a time when the term 'date rape' was brand new. .

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Theatre for Young People.

Winner of the Chalmer's Children's Play Award.

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The Birds' Opera

Directed by Baņuta Rubess

The Birds’ Opera is an opera for children which has been sell-out hit at the Latvian National Opera since it opened on December 22, 2000. The production has been revived many times, and is still running today,in 2016.


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Loyd Webber

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Baņuta Rubess

Latvian translation by Inese Zandere


Originally written as a pop cantata in 1968, Joseph is an iconoclastic version of the Biblical story which delights both children and their parents. The Rubess version was a hit at the Daile theatre in Riga through two whole seasons.

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The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen

Adapted and scored by Canadian composer Patrick Cardy

Translated into Latvian by the ensemble together with Anita Bajāre

Patrick Cardy's The Snow Queen is an extraordinary work: intended for children, it combines a solo actor with a string quartet.

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