Welcome to The Play House

The Play House creates exciting theatre and drama to stimulate the learning of children and young people covering subjects right across the curriculum, with meaningful participation at the heart of everything we do.

Best known for our Language Alive touring programmes for 3-11 year olds, we also deliver issue based work across all age groups and INSET.

Find out about the latest news and current projects below.

You can also contact us if you have particular questions or would like to book a programme.


From The Play House Blog


Happy New Year

January 11th, 2016

We’ve a busy start to the new year and the new term with four tours in rehearsal. Malcolm and Rory are working with Director Geoff Readman to devise our new programme for KS2, Thirst for Knowledge. Inspired by the journeys of Prussian explorer and scientist Baron Alexander von Humboldt, it will explore a range of […]


Autumn tours

September 4th, 2015

It’s the start of the new school year and we’re all really busy at The Play House getting ready for this term’s tours. Juliet is working on a new programme, Rummage that was developed in partnership with our friends at Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah in Leeds that looks at themes of recycling and the […]

Kimberley Allsopp

New adventures

July 1st, 2015

So my time at The Play House is nearly at an end! I have been the intern here since August 2014 and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time. I have been to the depths of the rainforest, back in time to meet Celts and Romans and listened to stories Under the Stars as we transformed […]

Current Projects

Fit for a King KS1: Healthy lifestyles
Little Red Hen Early Years numeracy programme
Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds
Thirst For Knowledge Explorers for Years 5 & 6