Archive for June, 2013


Sarah-Jane
June 24th, 2013

We are moving

The Play House is moving from its home of many years at Percy Shurmer Academy. Whilst we’re very sad to leave our friends at the school, we’re very excited to be moving in with our partners, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

The Play House is continuing to deliver its Language Alive! primary touring programmes and other projects such as issue based work and INSET. We’ll also be working with The REP on some new ventures including performances for children at the theatre, enabling our popular schools work to be seen by a wider audience.

Our programme for 2013/4 is booking now, and includes a full range of tours covering Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. New for the autumn term is The Little Match Girl which relocates Hans Christian Andersen’s popular tale to 19th century Birmingham and links with The REP’s production of A Christmas Carol.

From 1st July our contact details will be:

The Play House
c/o Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Centenary Square
Broad Street
Birmingham B1 2EP

Tel: 0121 265 4425
Fax: 0121 233 0652
Email: info@theplayhouse.org.uk
@PlayHouseBham

For more information and to download booking forms please click here

Gavin M
June 6th, 2013

Next year’s primary tours now available!

We’ve now planned all the Foundation and Primary tours for the next academic year, including some exciting new projects and the return of some old favourites.

Last year was the 25th year of Language Alive! tours and the first in our new partnership with the Birmingham Repertory theatre. The booking forms for next academic year are now available to download (see the link at the bottom of this blog entry).

Some of our most popular tours are making a return, such as our early years programmes Roll Up! Roll Up! and numeracy piece Little Red Hen. There are also some popular programmes that will undergo redevising, these include No Kidding, Pharaoh’s Footsteps and Peep.

New for next year is The Little Match Girl which relocates Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story to 19th century Birmingham in a new programme using an engaging mix of puppetry and toy theatre to explore historical issues and moral dilemmas. The Little Match Girl is being developed in partnership with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and links with their main house production of A Christmas Carol. Schools booking The Little Match Girl before 5th July 2013 will be eligible to make group bookings for A Christmas Carol at the Early Bird rate.

To see the full list of programmes available and for more information on how to book please follow the link below.

Primary programmes available for 2013-2014.

Click here to book now!