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

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Playbox Theatre has a thriving education department, which has run workshops for schools, colleges and universities in the UK, and overseas, for over thirty years. We are passionate about creating tailor-made events to enrich the learning of young people of all ages, and are delighted to collaborate with teachers, to build the perfect experience.

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Playbox has an international reputation for creating bespoke workshops and special events to support the learning and development of young people across all ages. Our directors are highly experienced, and sessions can take place on stage at The Dream Factory in Warwick, or at your school. We can deliver education workshops for young people from pre-school, through to university level, and each event is specially tailored to suit the individual needs of the group.

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The best young people’s theatre in the world”
Masa Ota, President MLS Studio, Japan

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Events range from 2-hour, high-energy, interactive workshops, through to weeklong residencies, or regular out-of-school sessions.

Workshops are a perfect aid to support the curriculum, an excellent intensifier to consolidate learning, and wonderful pre-exam revision aid. 

Workshops can be created to extend knowledge and as a dynamic study-aid, but are also a wonderful way to bring text and theory to life, as well as to encourage enjoyment, develop self-esteem and confidence.

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Playbox Theatre’s education team have created workshops across a range of topics, texts and themes, over many decades, and we would love to hear from teachers to discuss how we can develop a meaningful and energising workshop for your group.

Costs

All prices are created in response to the individual requirements of each booking, but the below gives you a rough guide to our pricing structure –

£200+VAT for 1 x 2 hour workshop for up to 30 students

All prices are created in response to the individual requirements of each booking, but the below gives you a rough guide to our pricing structure –

£200+VAT for 1 x 2 hour workshop for up to 30 students

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Some popular, recent, workshops include:

  • Shakespeare
  • Confidence Building
  • Stage Combat
  • Fairytales
  • Technical Theatre
  • The Environment
  • Anti-bullying
  • History of Aviation
  • Classic texts
  • The Ancient Mariner
  • Contemporary playwrights
  • Shakespeare The Storyteller
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Taking Your Students To A Live Theatre Production?

Playbox Theatre presents a lively programme of high-quality theatre every year in our beautiful theatre in Warwick. Coming up in 2021/2022 the programme includes Beauty & The Beast, Antigone, The Ancient Mariner, and The Secret Garden, along with Shakespeare and new writing commissions. 

For students studying GCSE or A/AS Level Drama & Theatre Studies, we know watching and critiquing live performance is an important part of their understanding and development.  We offer pre- and post-show engagement activities including panels and Q&As with the creative team, director and cast, behind-the-scenes tours and workshops based on some of the techniques and processes used during rehearsals. We also offer great group rates and resource packs for teachers.

Do contact us to discuss what might suit your group and we would be delighted to work with you.

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Coming soon

Phoenix Returns

THE PHOENIX RETURNS

Summer 2022

Following a spectacular outdoor season in 2021, we are excited to bring a full programme of outdoor theatre to THE PHOENIX STAGE next summer. Watch this space for further details, but expect music, circus, dance, Shakespeare and more.

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MARINER

Booking opens Autumn 2021

This exciting new commission, ‘Mariner’, is an intensely lyrical, visual and contemporary reworking of Coleridge’s 18th Century epic masterpiece; plunging its audience into a poetic and nightmarish journey that questions our place within the natural world and the ethics and …

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THE SECRET GARDEN

Booking opens Autumn 2021

Spring version, by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon This promises to be a spectacular musical adventure for all the family, based on the wonderful novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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Antigone

4th - 6th November 2021

Described recently as a story about helpless humans, lost in the cosmos. Antigone defies the law that her brother ,as a traitor, should have no burial rites and by so doing unleashes on the state a cycle of destruction. Enemy …

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SEVENS

14th - 16th October 2021

“SEVENS”, A NEW TRIPLE BILL BY SRISHTI STARTS ITS NATIONWIDE TOUR THIS OCTOBER 2021. Through the medium of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, and originally composed live music, ‘SEVENS’ will explore the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven. From …

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Dancing Bear and the Hunter in the Stars

7th - 10th October 2021

Playbox Theatre opens its Autumn season with a thrilling new play, Dancing Bear and the Hunter in the Stars. A new commission by writer and film maker, Mairin O Hagan, this exciting piece follows the adventures of Stella Somersby as …

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