Theatre for Under 5s

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. In addition, we regularly stage performances and interactive events for this age group… so keep an eye on our What’s On section!


(Seasonal fees apply)

Early Stagers (3-4 years)

Early Stagers gives the opportunity for imagination to truly take flight, and offers children the chance to engage directly with theatre. Each workshop is fully themed and blends mime, movement, role play, voice, song and storytelling to create a fully-rounded experience for everyone in the group. Early Stagers has given 1,000s of children a springboard to confidence and encourages members to find their voice, as well as supporting educational growth.

For full details regarding the content of EARLY STAGERS, please visit our FAQ page.

Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, CV37 6BG

Early Stagers(3-4 years)Thurs1.30-2.30pmAPPLY NOW

The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, CV34 6LE

Early Stagers(3-4 years)Weds1.45-2.45pmAPPLY NOW
Early Stagers(3-4 years)Thurs1.30-2.30pmAPPLY NOW
Early Stagers(3-4 years)Fri11.00am-12.00pmAPPLY NOW
Early Stagers(3-4 years)Fri1.30-2.30pmAPPLY NOW

Circus Club (3-4 years)

Run away to the circus with us every week! This is a unique workshop especially for preschool children, which explores a range of circus skills. Each week, storytelling and theatre are blended with a range of physical activities including tightrope walking, juggling, trapeze, trampette, manipulation and acrobatics. Members will gain in physical confidence, presentation skills, fitness…and of course, imagination!

The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, CV34 6LE

Circus Club(3-4 years)Tues3.45-4.30pmAPPLY NOW


These events operate on a ‘pay-as-you-come’ basis, with no prior booking required. The below sessions only run during Playbox Theatre’s season dates, please see website for details.

Magic Carpet (2-4 years)

Take flight with Playbox Theatre! Children aged 2+ are invited to join us each week on the Magic Carpet. There are stories, songs, craft and role play… followed by a scrumptious lunch box from our theatre café. Parents are welcome to stay with children at this event, or to drop and go.

Cost: £5.00 (to include lunchbox)

The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, CV34 6LE

Magic Carpet(2-4 years)Thurs12.30-1.00pm
Magic Carpet(2-4 years)Fri12.30-1.00pm