What we do

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, stimulatingspoken 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.

Click here for our 2018-19 touring programme brochure

2018/19 Touring Programme Bookings Now Open All Aboard! Years 5, 6 & 7 All Good Things... Years 5-8 at the Collection Centre A Tale to Tell Exploring the rich world of Arabic storytelling (Years 3 & 4) Bag of Beans KS1: Numeracy programme inspired by Jack & the Beanstalk Bottling It Up Alcohol awareness theatre-in-education Buried History KS2: Exploring Anglo Saxon history & culture By the River Bank Early Years programme inspired by Wind in the Willows CAMHS Wellbeing Consultation Drama-based consultation Careless Talk Challenging extremist ideas (Years 5 -7) Choices Sex & relationships for 12-14 year olds Climb Aboard Change & transition for Early Years Creative writing Drama as a Stimulus for Creative Writing Daughters of Invention Engineering project for KS2 EAL & Language Development Drama-based EAL & Language Development workshops Fit for a King KS1: Healthy lifestyles Foreign Fields Commemorating the centenary of World War 1 (KS2) Ganging Up Gang awareness theatre-in-education for Years 5-6 Gold Dust at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hansel and Gretel A fairy story for Years 3 & 4 The Home Children Bringing to life the real stories of child migrants. INSET Professional Development & INSET Into the Garden KS1: Meet the Selfish Giant Journeys Cultural heritage workshops and tours Lest We Forget World War 1 Armistice Little Red An interactive retelling of Little Red Riding Hood for KS2 Little Red Hen Early Years numeracy programme Mosaic A multilingual adventure for KS1 My Street Drama project exploring the changing face of Ladypool Road No Kidding KS1: Tackling bullying Nori A bilingual multi-sensory drama for Early Years Out of the Box KS1: Greek Myths & legends Paper Chase A society where all forms of artistic expression are outlawed... Uncle's Story Shop KS1: Creative play and storytelling Pharaoh's Footsteps Journey back to Ancient Egypt (Years 3 & 4) Pool of Memories Years 4-6 at Moseley Baths Public Performances Family friendly public performances Rainforest Symphony KS1: A musical journey into the rainforest Roll up! Roll up! Nursery and reception go to the circus The Romans Britain and the Romans for Key Stage 2 Rummage KS1: Recycling & consumerism Saving Hope Exploring human stories during the outbreak of the plague Spinning a Yarn Emperor's New Clothes for Years 3 & 4 Stargazing Years 5-6 explore Galileo Story Bag Storytelling workshops The Suitcase on the Wardrobe KS2: Black History Month, English, SMSC Tapestry Exploring extremism with 13-18 year olds The Greeks KS2: Exploring the ancient Greeks The Last Train KS2 - A look back at the 'Kindertransport' The Little Match Girl Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story Things That Go Bump... Exploring bedtime fears with nursery & reception Thirst For Knowledge Explorers for Years 5 & 6 Trouble at Mill Sarehole Mill for Years 3-6 (last performed Spring 2010) Tudor Times The story of Anne Boleyn for Key Stage 2 Where There's Smoke KS1: The Great Fire of London