When do Birthday Parties run?

Birthday Parties are available every time that a production is on at The Dream Factory and as long as there is availability at the show.

How do I know if there is a suitable production on for my child’s birthday?

Our production schedule is always available on our website and will give you full information about what a show is and who it is suitable for. Alternatively, you can give us a ring and we’ll be able to tell you what is in the pipeline!

What are the minimum and maximum numbers for Performance Parties?

For a Performance Party, there would need to be a minimum of 8 x children attending. There is no maximum number…as long as we have enough seats available.

Do you supervise the children during the party?

No – Playbox staff do not supervise Birthday Parties. You would need to book adult tickets at the regular adult price as part of your party booking. Playbox staff will guide you on the backstage tour and take you to your room for tea, but you are responsible for looking after your group during the performance, and during tea (although our front of house and café staff will always be there to help in any way that they can!).

How many adults should accompany the group?

We recommend at least 1 adult for every 8 children attending the party.

What happens after the performance?

At the end of the show, the birthday party will stay in the auditorium until everyone else has left. The director will then come on stage and invite the group to come down and join them. Several members of the cast will return to the stage and take part in a Q&A, facilitated by the director. Senior cast members, or Playbox staff, will then take the birthday party on a backstage tour, before delivering you all to the space where birthday tea is taking place.

Where does birthday tea take place?

Usually birthday tea happens in the glass studio at the entrance to The Dream Factory. Occasionally tea will be located in another private studio, if there are several events taking place at the same time.

What is on the menu for tea?

Lots of yummy things! Please see the answer to this question in the Make A Play section of this page

What is included in the price of a Birthday Party and how much do they cost?

Performance Parties are £20 per head, with adults paying the regular adult ticket price (which varies from production to production). This figure includes best available seats at the performance, Q&A and backstage tour, birthday tea, invitations, party hats & helium balloons for all guests, as well as party bags.

I would love to book a Playbox Birthday Party – what do I do now?

We are so pleased and we promise you and your family a wonderful celebration! Please email or call 01926 419555 to discuss availability and to make your booking.

To find out more or to make a booking,

call 01926 419555 or fill out the enquiry form.