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.

October 2020

We are delighted to be running 5 days of energetic, creative and inspiring holiday workshops for young people at The Dream Factory this autumn.

All events are run within our Covid-secure theatre building, following our careful health & safety policy, which can be found here.

Numbers are restricted to 15 in all workshops, with exception of High Jinks which is limited to 10 children per event.

Holiday activities are open to both members, and non-members, of Playbox Theatre and we would love to welcome you for an energetic week of theatre, storytelling and adventure.

The Lord of The Rings

Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th October 10am-4pm

Age: 10+ yrs

Action packed 2-day adventure that will explore highlights from this extraordinary trilogy of tales, including acting, stage combat and film-making. Perfect for fans of the books (or the films!), as well as for young people yet to discover the depths of Middle-earth.

Cost: £85 Playbox members/£95 non-Playbox members

Wizard School

Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th October 10am-4pm

Age: 7+ yrs

Grab your cloak, spell-book and your cauldron as you’re off to begin your training as a novice witch or wizard! Filled with lots of your favourite characters from Harry Potter, to Mildred Hubble, you’ll be discovering potions, learning to fly your broom, and defeating any dark power that dares to step in your path!

Cost: £85 Playbox members/£95 non-Playbox members


Wednesday 28th October 10am-4pm

Age: 5+ yrs

Are you ready for a busy day of learning ‘all things magical’? If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Harry, Hermione or Ron, then this is an adventure not to be missed. There’ll be stories, acting, problem-solving and lots more for you to enjoy.

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


Thursday 29th October 10am-4pm

Age: 5+ yrs


The Brothers Grimm have written some of our favourite stories, and they’re perfect for this spooky time of year! This special day of theatre will explore some of their best tales, including Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumplestiltskin. Come along and join us for a day of excitement and the best type of storytelling!


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


We are delighted to host three days of theatre activities especially for 3-5 yr olds. All workshops will include lots of imaginative role-play, helping children to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends and develop their creative thinking. Each day will feature different content, so children are welcome to book in for one, or for all! There will be mime, movement, storytelling, role play and theatre games, all themed around the title of the session. Each event finishes with a special lunch box, which is included in the price.

Wednesday 28th October 10am-1pm              Winnie The Witch & Friends

Thursday 29th October 10am-1pm                   Dragon School

Friday 30th October 10am-1pm                        Halloween Party-time!

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

High Jinks workshops include lunchbox.

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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