Denise Smith | Cast & Creative

Denise Smith

Children's Administrator and Head Chaperone

Denise Smith started chaperoning approximately 15 years ago, when her daughters began their musical theatre training, and she obtained a Chaperone Licence. Since then she has progressed to running her website A high proportion of her work comes via online and also recommendations and repeat bookings.

With multiple credits to her name, Denise is now a Children’s Administrator as well as a Licensed Child Chaperone. She has a growing database of Chaperones and Tutors and can undertake a variety of posts and enquiries even if a larger team is required in London, throughout the UK & overseas.

This year alone involved in:

This is her 3rd year as Children’s Administrator & Head Chaperone on Nativity! The Musical 2019, Head Chaperone on On Your Feet! 2019 (London Coliseum), The Hunt (Almeida Theatre), Children’s Administrator for Noyes Fludde (Theatre Royal Stratford East) Chaperone Coordinator on Macbeth and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Blenheim Palace), Head Chaperone & Chaperone Coordinator on BIG The Musical 2019 (Dominion Theatre) Children’s Administrator & Chaperone Coordinator on White Christmas 2019 (Dominion Theatre).

Previous work includes:

2013, Head Chaperone on the National Theatre’s biggest child production Emil & the Detectives which involved 14 chaperones and 70 children per night. Also, leading events of up to 300 Children and sourcing 24 Chaperones.


In the past few years she has travelled chaperoning to Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy & Germany working in TV, Opera & Films as well as a variety of multiple projects in the UK.

Denise takes the huge responsibility of looking after people's children in the entertainment industry extremely seriously, keeping the children's safety and wellbeing as the paramount and overriding factor at all times. The skills and experience children acquire as part of a professional production is wonderful and can benefit them in lots of ways while certainly being an education for them too. Whilst the children are employed to do a professional job and are working, they can have a lot of fun along the way!

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