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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: December 12, 2023
Cinderella ~ The Ash Girl – Press Release

CINDERELLA – THE ASH GIRL A new work written for Playbox by Holly Robinson – alumna and playwright. 06/12/2023 For 24 years, Christmas at The Dream Factory has been the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ as the whole complex …

Posted on: December 12, 2023
Chimes At Midnight – Press Release

Epic Shakespeare Concludes Playbox Theatre Folio Year CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT Shakespeare’s HENRY IV inspired by the movie of Orson Welles at THE DREAM FACTORY WARWICK Thursday 9th November (7pm) Friday 10th November (7pm) Saturday 11th November (3pm and 7pm)   …

Posted on: September 9, 2023
The Scarecrow And His Servant – Press Release

Playbox Theatre’s Young Production Company Take to the Stage at the Dream Factory Philip Pullman’s THE SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT Thursday 5th October (7pm) Friday 6th October (7pm) Saturday 7th October (3pm and 7pm) Sunday 8th October (3pm)   Playbox …

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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.