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.



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2016-17 Primary tours now available to book

May 17th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Language Alive foundation and primary tours for 2016/17 are now available to book. Some of our most popular tours are making a return, such as our early years programmes Roll Up! Roll Up! and Things That Go Bump along with Rainforest Symphony (KS1), and Hansel & Gretel and […]

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Public Performances

May 13th, 2016

First Stages at the REP We regularly present versions of our touring programmes in the Door as part of the REP’s theatre for families programme, First Stages. It’s been a great opportunity for us to take our work to a wider audience outside of schools. Next up is Hansel and Gretel on 21st May at […]


Happy birthday to us

April 13th, 2016

The Play House is 30 years old this year we’d like you to join in the birthday celebrations. There will be lots of different things happening over the next months to mark this auspicious occasion. The first is that you’ll start notice a few changes around the place over the next few weeks as we […]

Current Projects

Buried History Exploring Anglo Saxon history & culture - Years 3 & 4
Roll up! Roll up! Nursery and reception go to the circus
Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds
Where There's Smoke KS1: The Great Fire of London