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 




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 […]


Hello 2019!

January 7th, 2019

We’re back! We’ve put down the half-eaten boxes of chocolates, tidied away the tinsel and put on our brand-new Christmas socks and made it back to work today. After a quick catch up between the team about our Christmas break, our focus soon turns to what is coming up in this new term… and we’re […]


“I’m never going to wash the circle off!”

December 4th, 2018

This blog was written by Malcolm Jennings, one of our longest serving Actor/Teachers. Malcolm is the Tour Leader of Careless Talk and has been delivering the programme to year 5 + 6 groups across the West Midlands. “From the Circle in our Hands To the Circle in our Hearts To the Circle in our minds, […]

Current Projects

2018/19 Touring Programme Bookings Now Open
Careless Talk Challenging extremist ideas (Years 5 -7)
Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds