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 




“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, […]


Meet our new Marketing and Sales Assistant, Mathilde.

November 26th, 2018

Just two weeks ago, our newest member of the team, Mathilde (pronounced Ma-til-da), joined us to take on the role of Marketing and Sales Assistant.Mathilde will be working to help us promote what we do, and to help tell the story of the work The Play House is doing in educational settings across the West […]


We are recruiting…

August 20th, 2018

Are you a self starter who loves a challenge? Do you have experience in marketing? Would you like to enable more young people to access the arts? Then we have the job for you. We are looking for a Marketing and Sales Assistant to join the team at The Play House Email Rebecca for details […]

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