Welcome to The Play House

The Play House provides exciting theatre and drama to stimulate the learning of children and young people.

We are best known for our Language Alive touring programmes that stimulate the learning of children and young people. Since our inception in 1986, we have built a reputation for delivering high quality, engaging work supported by comprehensive and practical resources for teachers.

We provide theatre-in-education tours, drama workshops, training and consultancy, with meaningful participation at the heart of everything we do.

Find out about the latest news & projects below or contact us if you’ve got any specific questions or would like to book a programme.



From The Play House Blog


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 […]

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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 […]


Language Alive 2015/16

June 4th, 2015

Our Language Alive touring programme for 2015/16 is now available to book. This year, we have two new programmes. Rummage for KS1 on the theme of the environment and recycling has been developed in partnership with our friends in Leeds, Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah. Another new programme for KS2 is Thirst for Knowledge, an […]

Latest Projects

Careless Talk AUT 15: Challenging extremist ideas
Rummage AUT 15 - Recycling & consumerism (KS1)
Spinning a Yarn AUT 15 - Emperor's New Clothes for Years 3 & 4
The Little Match Girl AUT 15 - Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story

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