We are enthusiastic about building long-term partnerships with local schools and community groups by creating opportunities for all. We offer a host of resources for students and always seek to tailor offers to suit your specific needs.

Schools Newsletters

To register your interest or request a Schools Newsletter to be sent out, please contact Marketing on 01934 611084 or email

Teacher's Packs

Coming to a performance as a school group? Teacher's resource packs to aid lesson plans and activities before and after performances are available to accompany some productions. For more information on these please contact Marketing on 01934 611084 or email

Open Day

Once a year the Friends of The Playhouse host an Open Day where you can come and take an exclusive look behind the scenes of The Playhouse Theatre. Learn about the History of the building, explore the dressing rooms, and take centre stage!
Tours are in groups of 15 and last around 20-30 minutes, no booking necessary!  

Pre and Post-Show Discussions

Where possible, we can arrange free discussions with performers, writers and directors for the benefit of students. These offer a chance to understand the creative process behind the production and put your questions to the company. Please contact Marketing on 01934 611084 or email to discuss this possibility.

Booking Info

Flexible reservation periods are available for school bookings. We also offer one free teacher’s ticket for every 10 pupils in your group. To book your tickets, please contact the Box Office on 01934 645544.

Schools Mailing List

Sign up to receive regular education e-newsletters by contacting

Parking and Access

There is street parking available around The Playhouse, which is pay & display and free after 6pm. There is also Grove Park Car Park at the end of the street which is also pay & display but has a reduced rate after 6pm. For details of the The Playhouse’s access facilities, please visit the Access page.


Ice creams can be pre-ordered for the interval by completing an order form. Some shows offer a ticket and ice cream deal, for more information on this contact the Box Office on 01934 645544.

Risk Assessments

If you require a risk assessment for your group, please contact our technical team on 01934 643574 or email

Contact Us

We are always interested in feedback and ideas for projects and education activities. Please contact  with any suggestions or questions.