Throughout the school holidays across the year, Playbox Theatre stages a range of exciting theatre andallied artistic projects for young people of all ages. Designed to be fun, absorbing, creative, skill-based and forged to develop confidence, skills and imagination.

Our programme of Holiday Workshops ranges from half-day events to week long theatre explorations. Many of these conclude with performances in our main theatre auditorium at The Dream Factory, Warwick.

Holiday Workshops are themed, and these vary from year to 
year – our website always carries up to date information regarding programmes being developed.

Content is tailored to the theme being explored and the ages of the participants. Techniques often include ACTING, STAGE COMBAT, PHYSICAL THEATRE, SHAKESPEARE, SCREEN ACTING, TECHNICAL and so much more!

Holiday Projects are open to both Playbox members (with discount) and non-members of the company.

Christmas 2020

Playbox Theatre’s Christmas Holiday Adventures take place in studios at The Dream Factory, in Warwick. Our theatre is Covid-secure, with excellent procedures in place throughout.

What’s more, our spectacular, WINTER WONDERLAND installation promises to send a shiver down your spine, with beautiful decorations, fairylights, festive menu at the café, Christmas tunes and an opportunity for parents to put their feet up and let us do the hard work!

Please note, places are strictly limited and will sell-out quickly. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Playbox Panto Mash-Up

Monday 21st December 10am-4pm

Age: 5-10yrs

“He’s behind you!!!” Join us at Playbox Theatre for a rip-roaring day of panto fun, delving into lots of your favourite festive fairytales, and exploring characters, plots, twists and turns in a joyful celebration of the ‘Most Wonderful Time of The Year’!

Cost: £45 Playbox members/£50 non-Playbox members


Monday 21st December 10am-1pm

Age: 3-5 yrs

It’s going to be a magical Christmas at Playbox this year and, for our youngest guests, we have a special holiday workshop that will explore a festive range of themed activities exploring our favourite magical, wintry tales, from The Snow Queen to Cinderella…Peter Pan to The Nutcracker!

Feel free to fancy dress for the celebration! All places include a yummy Christmas picnic.

Cost: £22 Playbox members/£25 non-Playbox members

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…and other magical tales!

Monday 21st December 1.30-5.30pm

Age: 4-8 yrs

This wintry Playbox holiday workshop promises to fill us with festive sparkle, as we draw closer and closer to Christmas Eve! There will be theatre games, acting, music, storytelling and recreating moments from some of favourite, traditional, Christmas tales.


As the darkness draws in, enter the wonderful world of Playbox, with our special canopy of stars above your head, as you step into The Dream Factory!

Cost: £28 Playbox members/£32 non-Playbox members

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (and other Dr Seuss delights!)

Tuesday 22nd December 10am-4pm

Age: 5-10yrs

”He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”

This year, more than ever, we need a reason to celebrate and have fun together, and this day-long theatre adventure promises to offer you just that. There’ll be music, acting, storytelling, Christmas games and much more…all inspired by the zany, colourful and thoughtful world of Dr Seuss.

Cost: £45 Playbox members/£50 non-Playbox members


Tuesday 22nd December 10am-1pm

Age: 3-5yrs

It’s nearly Christmas, and we’re feeling ready to celebrate! Games, storytelling, acting, songs and much more – all inspired by the beautiful tale of the most famous reindeer of all. Join us for an extra-special Christmas treat, with a delicious Christmas lunchbox to finish!

Cost: £22 Playbox members/£25 non-Playbox members

All fees are payable in advance and are only refundable in the event of a Covid-19 lockdown. Refunds cannot be made for other reasons.


Please note, lunch is not included in the price, other than for the High Jinks workshops. Children should bring packed lunch with them, or can order from the café at the start of each day.

Holiday Workshop Terms & Conditions

The Dream Factory

Stratford Road

Warwick CV34 6LE

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1926 419555

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