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Playbox Theatre
The Dream Factory
Stratford Road
Warwick CV34 6LE
United Kingdom​

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PLAYBOX THEATRE

World-class theatre for young people

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If anyone wants a living illustration of the importance of the arts in enhancing children’s lives, they need look no further than Playbox Theatre. My children’s lives are immeasurably richer for it”

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT PLAYBOX?

At the most beautiful theatre in the world for children and young people.

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CAFE
WHIRL

CAFÉ WHIRL is a favourite spot for people of all ages to meet, eat, chat and relax at Playbox Theatre. The comfortable and cheerful lounge is bright and welcoming, with lots of activities for younger visitors, quiet seating booths, refectory tables for bigger gatherings, and extensive outdoor space with imaginative role-play environments for children.

There are menu options to suit all tastes and needs, with plenty of veggie, vegan and gluten/nut free choices.

Open all year round, CAFÉ WHIRL is a special family destination in Warwick, where everyone is welcome – members, families, friends, audiences, locals and visitors to Warwick.

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PRE-SCHOOL
PROGRAMMES

Our pioneering Preschool programmes were first developed by Playbox Theatre’s Founding Director, Mary King, in 1987! They are perfect theatre adventures for younger children and explore a wealth of inspiring techniques that develop confidence, self-esteem and ability.

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After seeing your work, our students were inspired to actively participate in environmental programs in their schools.
That is the true power of theatre.”

Posted on: October 10, 2021
Antigone set to open at The Dream Factory

PLAYBOX THEATRE BRING ANTIGONE TO THE DREAM FACTORY IN A CONTEMPORARY UPDATE CYCLE OF DESTRUCTION   Warwick 18th October   From November 4th – 6th 2021, Playbox Theatre continue exploring The Greeks with a contemporary update of Sophocles ANTIGONE, at The Dream Factory, Warwick. The ancient story …

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Posted on: September 9, 2021
PLAYBOX THEATRE OPEN 21/22 SEASON WITH ORIGINAL NEW DRAMA CREATED FOR THE COMPANY – DANCING BEAR AND THE HUNTER IN THE STARS

Playbox Theatre is proud to open the new season of productions with an original commission by writer and Alumna, Máirín O’Hagan.  Dancing Bear and The Hunter in the Stars. Playbox’s Young Production Company opens at The Dream Factory in Warwick …

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Posted on: September 9, 2021
PLAYBOX THEATRE RETURN WITH A FAST – MOVING, CONTEMPORARY HAMLET

‘To be or not to be’ has been the question over the past 14 months as Playbox Theatre put a planned production of Shakespeare’s iconic play on hold during the Pandemic. At last, HAMLET opens at The Dream Factory, Warwick on …

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PARENT
ESSENTIALS

Welcome to the ‘everything-you-need-to-know’ part of our website! 

We hope that you will find the answers to everything you’re looking for right here, but if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to drop a message to info@playboxtheatre.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Parents of Playbox members, and indeed, the whole family, are an important part of life within our company. Whilst it is your child who is regularly working with us, our parents often become a vital part of the experience, especially when young people become involved in productions. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to join our backstage welfare team, to support in the wardrobe department, to become a part of our wonderful ‘Friends Of Playbox’ charity wing, and much more.

We look forward to meeting you all very soon.