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 participatory theatre in education for 3 – 11 year olds which 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.

  • The Language Alive programme brochure and booking forms for 2016/17 are available here
  • The Language Alive programme brochure and booking forms for 2017/18 are available here

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




Museum partnership projects

April 28th, 2017

We’re really busy this term with some exciting projects across the West Midlands as well as our regular touring programme. Two of the projects are with West Midlands Museums Development on an initiative that encourages partnerships between arts organisations and museums. We’re currently working with the Coffin Works Museum, a fascinating building in the Jewellery […]

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 […]

Current Projects

About Language Alive Further information & booking
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