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.



Juliet F

Half term historical adventures

January 5th, 2017

Rehearsals for Buried History, our new tour for KS2 exploring Anglo Saxon history and the Staffordshire Hoard are going really well. We’re working in partnership with Birmingham Museum on the project and have put together a special package of half term activities at the museum. We’ve put together an Anglo Saxon drama adventure day that […]


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, […]

Gavin M

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 […]

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