Who are we?

“Innovative Children’s Theatre”

 - What’s On Stage


Goblin is a children’s theatre company dedicated to imagination, diversity and quality.


Goblin has performed in lots of brilliant venues across the UK, including runs at Southbank Centre and Royal Exchange, Manchester.


We’re interesting in telling stories with positive, contemporary themes that children of all backgrounds can relate to.  It’s important for children to see themselves and their experiences reflected in the stories they are told.

Goblin’s shows are characterised by innovative use of original music, wild creativity and a dose of anarchy.


Goblin believes that imagination inspires imagination, so we aim to create shows that will make young people want to tell stories, be characters, make up songs and remember the experience long after the performance finishes.


Goblin was established in 2013 by producer Matt Borgatti. Matt has been a venue programmer for children’s theatre and worked as a producer independently as well as in venues. Matt has a M(Phil) in Playwriting from University of Birmingham. He also works as a freelance press and marketing consultant and freelance producer.


Associate Director

Andrew Barry



To get in touch email matt@goblintheatre.co.uk



What people have said about Goblin:

Supported by the Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Producers

“Memorably creative children’s theatre…

A real treat”

- The Stage


“An inspiration”

- Reviews gate



- What’s On Stage


“The ideal introduction to theatre”

- Oxford Times

“Extermely ingenious… such an outstanding experience for the family”

- Everything Theatre


“A brilliant show for Children of all ages”

- Primary Times


 “An unmissable musical delight”

- Timeout



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