Total Insight Theatre is committed to using the arts to transform the lives of children and young people.

A little goes a long way. Help support our work to make this change happen.

We are a registered charity that has engaged 15,000 children and young people since 2014 with our arts interventions, touring productions, workshops and arts hubs. The cost is always free or heavily subsidised to ensure our activities are accessible and open to all as we aim to raise aspirations, build stronger communities, and nurture active citizenship and participation.

Your support can make a real difference to our work and you can make a regular or one-off donation using Paypal by clicking here – every donation, no matter what size, helps to make our work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

If you would like to discuss supporting Total Insight Theatre, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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Total Insight Theatre. Registered charity no 1184076. Registered company no 09293224.

In response to the Covid-19 Crisis, we are working on a number of verbatim films to document the impact of the pandemic on children and young people, and there are opportunities to get involved!

For ages 13-22 – My Mind Matters

Submit writing, clips or images as part of My Mind Matters, a film exploring the mental health of young people during lockdown. Deadline is Wednesday, 16 September and you can submit here.

For ages 18-25 – Crossing the Threshold

Be a part of Crossing the Threshold, a film self shot by young people aged 18-25, exploring what lockdown and the coming months felt and will feel like with a focus on safe spaces, emotional journey and imagining the new normal. Deadline to apply is Friday, 11 September and you can apply here.

“It is 6 days on and I am still singing the main song ‘Run’.”
Hatty Daze

“A fantastic production!”
Greenwich Children and Young Peoples Services

“It really was fantastic – one of the best, most well thought-out, and immersive events we have hosted since opening!”
The Greenwich Centre Library

“We really enjoyed Leandro, thank you very much for coming and performing!”
Barbican Children’s Library

Welcome to the life of Leandro, an eight-year-old boy who has lived his whole life in a Rio favela. This year the Olympics are coming to his famous city and Leandro dreams of running for Brazil but with no athletics club for him to join will he ever make his dream a reality?

Embark on this fun-filled adventure through the eyes of Leandro, exploring the different sides of Rio, its sounds and colours, the famous landmarks and the people he meets on his journey. Using an inspired mix of puppetry, poetry and Brazilian music, we invite you for a run around Rio to help Leandro fulfil his dream.

Creative team

Tom Harding Assinder – Writer & Director
Jan Zalud – Puppet Designer & Maker
Almudena Calvo – Puppetry Director
Ollie Tunmer – Percussion Director
Sharon Henry – Movement Director


Anna Rowland
Dominic Attenborough
Isambard Rawbone

Performance history

Barbican Children’s Library
Blackheath Library
Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Eltham Centre Library
Greenwich Centre Library
International Youth Arts Festival
New Eltham Library
Redbridge Drama Centre
Romford Library
Slade Centre Library
Stratford Library
The Library at Willesden Green
Woolwich Centre Library
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to receive more information about the show.

In partnership with:

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We are proud to have raised funds for Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC) Trust with this production. You can find out more about their work here.
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