Welcome to The Play House

The Play House uses participatory theatre and drama to support the language and learning of children and young people. We aim to stimulate children’s imagination and creativity, with meaningful participation at the heart of everything we do.

Our popular touring programme of participatory theatre in education for 3 – 11 year olds specifically addresses requirements across the national curriculum, in particular the English statutory programme of study, stimulating spoken language and more effective writing.

Each programme supports curriculum subjects such as English, Mathematics, History, Geography and Science and promotes SMSC development and British values, supporting your school ethos and behaviour policy. We also deliver issue based work across all age groups, INSET, workshops, residencies and bespoke projects.

View or download our programme brochure for 2018-19 here

Booking request form available here 

 

News

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Follow the Bookworm Public Performances

May 28th, 2019

We’re very excited to announce that our brand new interactive children’s theatre piece, Follow the Bookworm, is going to be touring round most of the libraries in Sandwell. We’d love to see you there so check the list of dates below and call your local library to find out more information about how to get […]

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Knife Crime in Birmingham

May 16th, 2019

Walking down New Street under blue skies that stretch over the beautiful Birmingham, it is astounding to see The Knife Angel appear over the horizon. The 27ft tall monument, built entirely out of knives and weapons that have been surrendered to police forces across the UK, is a stark reminder of the national crisis our […]

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We’re hiring a General Manager

April 23rd, 2019

The Play House are looking to appoint an entrepreneurial and ambitious General Manager to work in partnership with the board to lead the charity forwards. The Play House Theatre In Education Charity uses participatory theatre and drama to support the language and learning of children and young people. We aim to stimulate children’s imagination and […]

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