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.

Language Alive is our popular touring programme of theatre in education (TIE) for 3 – 11 year olds. Each programme supports curriculum subjects such as English, History and Science as well as development areas within SMSC such as Citizenship. The Language Alive programme brochure for the current academic year is here.

We also deliver issue based work across all age groups, INSET, workshops, residencies and bespoke projects.

Please contact us to book a programme or to discuss any aspect of our work.




Happy birthday to us

April 13th, 2016

The Play House is 30 years old this year we’d like you to join in the birthday celebrations. There will be lots of different things happening over the next months to mark this auspicious occasion. The first is that you’ll start notice a few changes around the place over the next few weeks as we […]


Life as an Intern

February 15th, 2016

So far this academic year has been very busy. It started with ‘The Little Match Girl‘, which toured through the Autumn term as well as ‘No Kidding‘ in run up to anti-bullying week. Last term was full of energy, laughter and learning experiences. This term, Malcolm and I have been in rehearsals for ‘Thirst For Knowledge‘ all […]

Current Projects

Into the Garden KS1: Meet the Selfish Giant
Nori! A bilingual multi-sensory drama for Early Years
Paper Chase A society where all forms of artistic expression are outlawed...
Public Performances Family friendly public performances