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 

 

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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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Daughters of Invention – Encouraging girls into science.

February 11th, 2019

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science today, Juliet Fry (Artistic Director) has written a reflection piece on our recent commission project, Daughters of Invention. I have just finished working on our Royal Academy of Engineers Ingenious drama and engineering project in 4 Birmingham primary schools and have been totally inspired by […]

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