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.

Download our new programme brochure for 2018-19 here

Booking forms for all 2018-19 programmes are available here 



Juliet F

2018/19 Programmes Now Available To Book

May 15th, 2018

It’s been a busy few weeks at The Play House as we’ve been finalising our programme schedule for the coming academic year. After a number of caffeine fueled meetings and discussions, we are happy to present our new brochure for 2018/19. Our programmes for 2018/19 address a range of themes and requirements from across the curriculum, […]

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Public Performances

May 11th, 2018

Little Red Hen For children aged 3+ and their families Saturday 02nd June 2018 11.30am & 2pm Birmingham Repertory Theatre Take a journey round the farmyard with the Little Red Hen as she tries to enlist help from the other animals to plant and grow corn. Using puppetry and games, share in the rewards of […]


Introducing our new General Manager

May 2nd, 2018

I grew up visiting Birmingham every Saturday to see my grandparents, including visiting the REP, Hippodrome and the MAC, so it was with great excitement that I accepted the role at The Play House. I previously worked within Education and Theatre Management and I’ve been involved in many youth projects where I’ve seen first hand […]

Current Projects

2018/19 Touring Programme Bookings Now Open
Careless Talk Challenging extremist ideas (Years 5 -7)
Lest We Forget KS2: commemorating the centenary of the Armistice of World War I
Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds