Following from the success of Brighton and Hove Children’s Festival 2012, Komedia Productions took the festival in-house. Working with independent theatre producer Emily Coleman the festival was re-branded to Hijack and took place in 2013 and 2014. Please see the Hijack website for more information.

With children and their families at its heart, Hijack’s purpose is to inspire, challenge and surprise audiences through a range of unique, cultural experiences. These values underpin how we do this:

To collaborate with artists and makers who have proven experience in developing cutting edge work in a local, national and/or international context. To provide an opportunity for artists to embrace and challenge this audience through new work.

To embrace the inquisitive nature of children with participatory activities or ones which introduce new ideas and innovative ways of looking at their world.

To hijack spaces (venues, outdoor locations and public buildings) to provide this audience with opportunities to re-imagine and explore their city.

Image: Hijack design by Jam Beale