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

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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”

Sylvia de Bertodano
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We have a really exciting programme of upcoming productions for you to enjoy!

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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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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: June 6, 2024
Announcement for Autumn 2024 – Spring 2025

Playbox Theatre, Warwick 12th June 2024 PLAYBOX THEATRE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AUTUMN 2024-SPRING 2025 Playbox Theatre today announces a bold body of work, that takes the company up to late Spring 2025.  The programme sees both the main theatre space, …

Posted on: May 5, 2024
Dark Descent Into Hell

Playbox Theatre reimagines Lord Of The Flies bringing William Golding’s apocalyptic story to The Dream Factory this summer. Warwick. 25th May 2024 The question is, when put under extreme physical and mental pressure, will we revert to our ancestral primitive …

Posted on: May 5, 2024
Playbox & Aubrey Allen Join Forces

Playbox Theatre is delighted to confirm partnership with AUBREY ALLEN AND OSCAR’S FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO The Dream Factory, Warwick. A beacon for young people’s work. Warwick. May 2024 Playbox Theatre is delighted to announce that local companies, Aubrey Allen …

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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 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.