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Meaningful participation for every child.

The Play House Theatre in Education company has been helping schools bring the awe and wonder of the world into their classrooms for 30 years.  We work in over fifty schools a year with our touring programme of workshops which bring the curriculum to life for children aged 3-11 and beyond.  We also create bespoke projects for schools, offer CPD for teachers and work with a range of partners to put drama and imagination at the heart of the learning experience for children.

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please consider supporting our 
storY-bike fundraiser! 

We are putting together a fabulous fundraising event, coming to a bus route near you. The Play House is a theatre-in-education charity that has worked for over 30 years to support children in their learning and development- annually we usually reach 15000 young people in socially economically challenging areas of the West Midlands. Now, we need your support!

To support our fundraising efforts, the Play House is running a special story bike event! Malcolm, our very own travelling storyteller, will be getting on his story-bike and cycling the Number-11 bus  route here in Birmingham at the heart of where the Play House began. He'll be stopping off along the way at schools (safely, and following COVID guidelines) to make some new friends - and create some magical stories with their help along the way! Click here to find out more

Please Consider Giving!

It will come as no surprise that due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Play House’s work has been significantly impacted. If you believe in The Play House’s work, and want to see it continue for as long as possible, please consider donating what you can to help us overcome this difficult time. Even a little will go a long way towards making sure The Play House can continue bringing the awe and wonder of storytelling into classrooms.


Bring Creativity Into the Curriculum

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feedback on 'hope' ks2 programme


"Words in an email from a parent of a child who took part in this truly wonderful piece:


I just wanted to let you know that the Hope workshop made a big impression on my daughter (name removed). She came home very excited to tell us about it and then insisted that we (her, brother, Mum and Dad) re-enact the entire play with her, ending with the dropping of our leaves into a well and expressing our hopes and fears. It was clearly a well thought out and entertaining workshop because every detail appeared to have stayed with her. The fact that the school took the trouble to invest in this type of activity on top of all the additional planning and responsibilities that Covid has brought about, is really tremendous, thank you.

Well done The Playhouse - truly inspiring!

Also I must add that after a workshop, children were independently playing a game outside where they were sharing feelings and pretending to put these into the well. It has genuinely struck a cord with our children."

— Angela Lowry Headteacher
Raddlebarn Primary School


The Play House
c/o, Birmingham Repertory Theatre,
Broad St,
B1 2EP, UK

0121 265 4425

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