What we do

The Play House uses participatory theatre and drama to stimulate the language and learning of children and young people. Our programmes cover subjects across the whole curriculum including English, Maths, History and Science as well as SMSC development areas such as Citizenship.

We always work with one class at a time to ensure meaningful participation for each and every child. Participants enter into rich fictional worlds and interact with a range of situations and characters.

All our touring programmes include a teacher preview for teachers to incorporate them into schemes of work, as well as comprehensive online resources with lots of ideas and activities for follow up work in class.

In particular, our work addresses the Spoken Language objectives of the national curriculum, providing excellent opportunities for children to engage verbally, contribute ideas, solve problems, consider moral dilemmas and take different viewpoints. By acting in role within the drama, they gain confidence in speaking different contexts using appropriate language, tone and vocabulary for different purposes.

INSET and bespoke projects - We also offer a range of other services that can be tailored to your needs, such as INSET, workshops and longer projects and residencies. We offer a wide range of topics including spoken English, story telling and using drama across the curriculum, from Early Years to KS2.

Click here for our 2015-16 touring programme brochure