About Us

Playtime Theatre Company was established in 1983 with the aim of bringing innovative and entertaining drama to young people in the South of England. Since that time we have established ourselves as one of the leading children’s theatre companies, taking our productions to schools and theatres throughout the UK.

In 1994, Playtime took its first steps into mainland Europe when it initiated a foreign exchange drama programme with Kolibri Szinhaz, one of Hungary’s leading theatres. This not only enabled Playtime to take it’s work to schools and theatres in Hungary but allowed Kolibri Szinhaz to bring it’s plays to venues in the UK. So successful was this initial exchange that Playtime has gone on to offer similar foreign drama exchanges to theatre companies throughout mainland Europe, as well as establishing an active independent touring programme that has seen them performing their plays in many corners of the world. Playtime Theatre now has a large and varied repertoire of plays, with new ones added regularly, an extensive workshop programme and an established and active foreign touring one to venues worldwide. You can read about our latest plays and tours in our News Section and read the thoughts of others on our Comments and Feedback page.

For activities and productions not directly related to schools, our sister company After Hours Theatre, offers a variety options – from Corporate drama to plays for the family and writers in residence. Click Here for details