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 




We are recruiting…

August 20th, 2018

Are you a self starter who loves a challenge? Do you have experience in marketing? Would you like to enable more young people to access the arts? Then we have the job for you. We are looking for a Marketing and Sales Assistant to join the team at The Play House Email Rebecca for details […]

Malcolm J

Autumn term

July 20th, 2018

The conversation in our office is never dull and is constantly shifting freely over a wide range of topics. This is no less true as the term winds up, if anything it intensifies as we get busy preparing our touring programmes for the Autumn term. The creative team for “Lest We Forget”, our KS2 programme […]

Juliet F

2018/19 Programmes Now Available To Book

May 15th, 2018

It’s been a busy few weeks at The Play House as we’ve been finalising our programme schedule for the coming academic year. After a number of caffeine fueled meetings and discussions, we are happy to present our new brochure for 2018/19. Our programmes for 2018/19 address a range of themes and requirements from across the curriculum, […]

Current Projects

2018/19 Touring Programme Bookings Now Open
Careless Talk Challenging extremist ideas (Years 5 -7)
Lest We Forget KS2: commemorating the centenary of the Armistice of World War I
Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds