our story


Playbox Theatre was created in 1986 by Founding and Executive Director, Mary King. Her vision was to create an artistic environment within which all children and young people could flourish! Driven by an artistic passion, Playbox would provide a natural home for those that wanted to explore the world they

lived in, with imagination and theatre as the catalyst.

From a team of 80 excited and passionate members, meeting weekly in a village in rural Warwickshire…

little did they know how rapidly the Playbox Family would grow! Read on to follow the adventure…


  • Playbox opens its doors for the first time in a hotel room in Warwickshire. A winning formula of creating theatre with children was quickly established.

  • Michael Bogdanov accepted the invitation to become the company patron and the large cultural enterprise that is Playbox today was launched – the show is on the road…

The Dream Factory

Stratford Road

Warwick CV34 6LE

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1926 419555

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