Playbox Banquet

A rich menu for lockdown!

During Lockdown 3, we are delighted to be offering a veritable feast of additional events and opportunities for our members, ensuring that everyone stays curious, inventive and challenged, in the days and weeks ahead.

There is no cost to our young people to take part, but all sessions require pre-booking, and numbers are limited, for each event.

The feast is delivered by a combination of current Playbox directors, alongside some of our superb alumni, and special guests, who are delighted to be sharing their knowledge and experience with you all.

Please take a good look at what’s on offer and following booking instructions carefully.

You may only book for an event if you are a current, paid up, member of Playbox Theatre.

Do note, there is no need to book for PLAYBOX DREAMTIME, which is available at 5pm, every day, on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.


Magic Carpet

Join our Early Years director, Ci O'Byrne, for stories and action rhymes to keep your imagination fizzing.

Suitable for 3-5 yrs

Live Zoom workshop 10 Spaces

Dates & Times:

11-11:30am Monday 25th January

11-11:30am Tuesday 2nd February

11-11:30am Wednesday 10th February

11-11:30am Thursday 18th February

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Time to catch up on all of your news from the week! Newsy chat with one of our Playbox directors.

Live Zoom Event

15 places

Dates & Times:

5- 7 Years

1-1.30pm Wednesday 27th January

1-1:30pm Wednesday 3rd February

8-11 Years

1.30-2pm Wednesday 27th January

1.30-2pm Wednesday 3rd February

12-13 Years

4-4:30pm Wednesday 27th January

4-4:30pm Wednesday 3rd February


Join the Playbox Team and members of our alumni for daily storytelling. The perfect way to snuggle up and relax at the end of the day!


Stories can be watched on our YouTube channel or our Facebook page

Daily at 5pm


Suitable ages 2-8 yrs

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Tom Briggs - Actors' Voice workshop

Join Playbox alumnus, Tom Briggs, who will be running a live workshop exploring Voice and Warm Up techniques he discovered while training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Live Zoom workshop for 14-20 yrs
15 places

Dates & Times:

6-7pm 26th January

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Beyond The Box

A candid conversation with Playbox alumni Grace Martin, Thara Harrison & Nancy Hall, who are discussing their experience of training and the industry in the years after graduating from Playbox.

This is a pre-recorded event suitable for ages 12+.

Dates & Times:

6pm 28th January


Director, Izzie James, leads a relaxing and cosy session for little people…time to lower the lights and get comfortable, taking a bit of time out from your busy, bustling day!


Suitable for ages 4-8 yrs

30 places available


This is a pre-recorded workshop

Dates & Times:

3.30pm 30th January

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Musical Theatre Junior

Our Musical Theatre team are delighted to be creating a series of 10 minute mini-tutorials, to guide our younger members through some of our favourite musical numbers! With Juliet and Richard, you can sing, dance and become a whole new character, all within the comfort of your own home!

‘Let’s Go Fly A Kite’ from Mary Poppins

‘Food Glorious Food’ from Oliver!

‘Maybe’ from Annie

This is a pre-recorded event suitable for ages 4-10 yrs

Dates & Times:

Mary Poppins – Thursday 4th February @ 4pm

Oliver! – Thursday 11th February @ 4pm

Thursday 18th February @ 4pm


Drama School v University - a debate

Playbox alumni, Hayden Coward (Exeter University) and Tom Briggs (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) discuss the pros and cons of different routes into the business, with Playbox's Consultant Director, Stewart McGill.

This is a Live Webinar, suitable for ages 14+

Dates & Times:

1.30pm 30th January


Ready for Fight

Join our director of 'Fight Lab', Liam Bessell, and explore techniques used to prepare the body and mind for stage combat training, inspired by techniques that Liam was taught when studying at LAMDA.

Live Zoom workshop - ages 10-13 yrs

20 places available

Dates & Times:

4:45-5:15pm 5th February

Chatterbox with Jo Joyner

Back by popular demand! Our lockdown interview venture, CHATTERBOX, sees Playbox alumnus and professional actor, Calum Finlay, in conversation with actress Jo Joyner (Shakespeare & Hathaway, Eastenders), about her training and career to date.

Live webinar suitable for audiences 11+

Live Zoom Webinar

50 places available

Dates & Times:

3pm 6th February

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A Career In TV

Cameron Walker

Join us for a live Zoom event with Playbox alumnus, Cameron Walker, who will be talking about routes into a career in TV and offering advice to members with an interest in media.

Live Zoom meeting - 14+ yrs

15 places available


Dates & Times:

6pm 9th February

Improvisation workshop

Fast-paced, full of fun, impro workshop for members aged 12+ with director Izzie James

Live Zoom workshop - 12+ yrs
20 places available

Dates & Times:

6.30-7.30pm 12th February

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Noel Gay Casting Q&A

An insightful conversation with industry agent (and Playbox alumna), Ellie Cahill-Nicholls, who is one of the team at the prestigious Noel Gay Agency.

Live Zoom meeting for ages 16+
15 places available

Dates & Times:

1.30-2.30pm 13th February

North Pole Adventure

Join us for a very special Interactive performance/workshop event with Amie Taylor and set your imagination free.

Zoom performance for ages 4 - 10 Years
15 places available

Dates & Times:

2pm 13th February


Breaking Down The Text

Join Playbox alumna, Grace Martin, for a detailed workshop that tackles how to approach dissecting a piece of text in the rehearsal room. This session is inspired by Grace’s training at both LAMDA and Central School Of Speech & Drama.

Live Zoom Workshop for ages 14+

15 places available​

Dates & Times:

5-5:45pm 13th February


Superheroes Workshop

This promises to be an action-packed Superheroes workshop for 5-7 yr olds, led by past Playbox member, Sammie Horton.

Zoom workshop ages 5-7 yrs
15 places available

Dates & Times:

4-4.30pm 16th February

Commedia & Clowning

This is a fast-paced and fun workshop led by Playbox alumna, Sammie Horton, inspired by practical elements of her theatre degree course.

Zoom workshop for 8-11 yr olds
15 places available

Dates & Times:

6-6.30pm 17th February

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Blank-Shift Creative Writing Workshop

Words, poems, scripts, plays and invention.

Our fantastic, resident creative writing collective, Blank-Shift Writers, will be leading a one-off masterclass with director Toby Quash.

Live Zoom workshop
15 places available

Dates & Times:

8-10 years 12-1pm 20th February

11-14 years 1-2pm 20th February