Key Stage 2 (y3-6; age 7-11 years)
We have 2 options available for the Summer term, and into the autumn if required:
1) All topics are covered by our Pop-Up Story Theatre
Specially adapted immersive story telling shows for 15 children at a time, staged outside and adhering strictly to PHE guidance.
2) Film versions of Play-in-a-Days are available for up to 60 children.
The film is created by 4 separate workshop groups of 15 children, and collated into a film rather than a final performance.
All our usual performances and workshops are available to book for the future, as outlined below.
Any existing booking may be changed to a Pop-Up Story Theatre booking with minimal notice,
to ensure we are as reactive as possible to our fast-changing world.
Rather than passive entertainment,
we want our audiences to have an experience that was unique because they were there.
The driving force behind our work is the wish to see children surprise themselves with their own creativity in a world where we are often convinced that being creative is best left to someone else.
Our Key Stage 2 'Play-in-a-Days' are an exciting and challenging full day
of workshops and performance for up to 150 children.
We can also offer various Class Workshops, ideal for one class at a time, or smaller schools.
“A thoroughly enjoyable day with lots of educational content. Inclusive and engaging”
“The children were so excited and engaged! Even our most shy was eager to be involved”
“A fantastic interactive day. The children loved it and learned a huge amount, as well as having a LOT of fun!
“This was such a fantastic experience and a great opportunity for staff to see how confidently the children could perform"
"All children had parts and were engaged and having fun throughout the day. An excellent drama and educational visit that the children and adults enjoyed”
KS2 Living History Play-in-a-Days
History and Drama are naturally suited for each other, and a Play-in-a-Day with Treehouse Theatre is fast-paced, challenging and very memorable. Written by a qualified teacher, a Play-in-a-Day makes a fantastic topic hook, can provide a much needed mid-term burst of enthusiasm, or a wonderfully satisfying way to wrap up a project.
Suitable for up to 30-150 Key stage 2 children. (Minimum 50 if years 3 or 4)
Morning: 4 workshops run consecutively throughout the morning, and each child attends one of the four workshops.
Afternoon: The whole group comes together for a vocal warm-up, performance tips, to get dressed up and perform the show!
Every child has a part in the play, and will also be the audience and watch their fellow students perform.
(Its not possible or suitable for the rest of the school or parents to watch)
Our Play-in-a-Days are a rewarding and confidence-inspiring experience for children. The inclusive and supportive atmosphere of the day ensures that everyone goes away with that wonderful feeling of having ‘put on a show together’.
What children say:
‘Awesome to the power of infinity!’
‘I was speechless it was so brilliant’
“You showed we can all be confident”
“Your plays really bring history to life. So its a 10/10 from me!”
“You have made my confidence stronger by making me act in a play with lots of people watching”
“Awesome....We couldn’t believe how realistic Ben made it feel. It really was like we were on a train into the unknown”
“Play in a Day was so much fun and it was great to see everybody enjoying it and everyone taking part”
“I learned so much my parents were really proud of me. You showed we can all be confident”
KS2 Living History Class Workshops & Projects
Living History Class Workshops are an immersive mixture of story-telling, dressing up and re-enactment.
Suitable for up to 32 children, 1 hour 15 minutes per class
Our Two Day Projects challenge your children to put together a performance for the rest of the school and/or parents in just 2 days!
Suitable for up to 100 children, years 5 and 6