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

The Language Alive programme brochure and booking forms for 2016/17 are available here

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



Malcolm J

Performing Pedagogies project

March 2nd, 2017

Throughout this year, Juliet and me have been working as part of a group of drama workers on Performing Pedagogies, a teacher CPDL programme to support and develop the use of drama for writing in primary schools. The project is being jointly led by the RSA and Arts Connect with funding from the Paul Hamlyn […]

Juliet F

Half term historical adventures

January 5th, 2017

**Update** – Both adventure days at the Museum are now sold out. The schools tour is almost fully booked too but there are still a handful of dates left so please get in touch if you would like to book this programme.   Rehearsals for Buried History, our new tour for KS2 exploring Anglo Saxon […]


Bringing Anglo Saxon history to life

December 11th, 2016

We’ve started work on our exciting new KS2 programme, Buried History. The team have had a great time immersing themselves in the Anglo Saxon world. They’ve dug up some fascinating theories and unearthed some juicy mysteries which they will be exploring in schools. They’ve been to visit the spectacular Staffordshire Hoard at the Birmingham Museum, […]

Current Projects

Rainforest Symphony KS1: A musical journey into the rainforest
The Greeks KS2: Exploring the ancient Greeks
Things That Go Bump... Exploring bedtime fears with nursery & reception