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Key Stage 2   (y3-6; age 7-11 years)

Victorians from Echo, branksome heath mi
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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.

Visit our Summer and Winter pages for Theatre shows and Pantomime - all are written for the Primary age range,

and are interactive with live music, and have parts for the audience to join us on stage

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”

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KS2 Living History Play-in-a-Days

Choose from:

War and Peace in Ancient Greece

The Romans are Coming!

Vikings versus Saxons

Ancient Egypt: History's Mystery

Children on the Home Front (World War 2)

Children in Victorian Times

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”

Download our creative activity pack to support the day:

Ancient Egypt: History's Mystery

War and Peace in Ancient Greece
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