About us

The Play House theatre in education company was established almost 30 years ago, and since then, we’ve built a reputation for delivering high quality, engaging work supported by comprehensive and practical resources for teachers.

Each year we deliver over 500 school sessions to more than 15,000 children and young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands. We provide a dynamic and accessible theatrical resource that brings the curriculum to life for teachers and pupils alike.

Based at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, we regularly perform our work at the venue as part of their First Stages theatre for children programme. We often work in partnership with other organisations, such as Birmingham Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Severn Valley Railway, creating site specific work or projects that explore a particular period in history or subject.

Teacher feedback:

“Excellent as always – what a great way to start the topic.”

“Pupils were well engaged throughout the performance and discussions – it was thought provoking and challenged them.”

“One child really stood out who doesn’t normally engage – brilliant answers! Remarkable!”

“We have noticed a profound impact on the children’s ability to express themselves by using drama as a vehicle for communication. The sessions are interactive and inclusive of all abilities, needs and dispositions. As a school, we find the range of contexts for the sessions a key benefit, as they expose pupils to new learning experiences which has enriched our curriculum.” – Nasra Hussain, Assistant Head Teacher, Montgomery Primary Academy

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