Who We Are
In 1983, two actors and a writer, disillusioned with the material then available, got together to form Playtime Theatre Company. Their aim was to provide innovative but entertaining theatre for young people in the South of England. So successful were their productions that the area covered soon spread to include much of the UK, performing to up to 10,000 people a week.
We have been providing plays and drama workshops ever since – in schools, theatres & youth centres and at festivals and in that time, we have performed to countless numbers of young people, in many parts of the world, so we know our business and we know drama works!
Having established itself as one of the leading companies providing theatre for children in the UK, in 1994 Playtime broadened it’s horizons to include other countries in Europe and initiated an exchange programme with Kolibri Szinhaz, a young but leading theatre company in in Hungary(www.kolibriszinhaz.hu). This exchange programme has gone on to include companies in many parts of Europe, allowing Playtime to tour in their countries, as well as bringing their theatre to venues in the UK.
We also have an active independent touring programme which has seen Playtime performing in venues throughout mainland Europe and, more recently in the Middle & Far East. Playtime Theatre has been providing drama for educational establishments since 1983 and in that time, we have performed to countless numbers of young people, in many parts of the world, so we know our business and we know drama works.
Whilst it is a brave person who will declare that anyone in the theatre world is totally secure, Playtime Theatre has succeeded in establishing itself as a leading company in it’s field with a wealth of experience behind it.
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