HandMade Theatre

Unique, sustainable, engaging work with people at its heart.




We create bespoke projects for schools that enthuse, inspire and support creative teaching and learning. 

Our experienced team work in collaboration with teachers to deliver unique projects which reflect the themes and needs of young people and the curriculum.

We work with:

  • Nurseries & Forest Schools
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • SEND Schools (including key expertise with ASD)
  • Colleges & Universities. 

    Our touring shows are available to schools and can be performed in both indoor and outdoor settings. They have a high level of sensory content making them accessible and enjoyable for primary mainstream and special needs groups. All shows have supporting workshops available. 

    We devise bespoke projects which apply a wide range of multi disciplinary arts to a a chosen topic, including visual art, drama, music and puppetry.

    We are passionate about supporting future generations into the creative industries and regularly offer work placements, industry talks and practical workshops exploring our creative processes to universities and collages. 

    'A key Quality of HandMade Theatre has been seeing that it can link with any area of the curriculum.' Teacher, Rosehill School
    ‘One of the best experiences with children in 30 years of teaching.' Teacher, Foxwood school

    Please email Hello@HandMadeTheatre.co.uk to discuss your project.



    Play and creativity support healthy minds and bodies across all ages and abilities. They can build confidence, relieve stress and help solve problems.

    Via our work with children and adults, we have brought laughter, joy and healing to a diverse range of audiences. From older people with dementia, to women who have experienced domestic abuse, to children of all levels of education ability, our workshops, projects and performances have provided them with an opportunity to leave their daily lives and travel with their imaginations to new and exciting places.

    'Fantastic imagination a great way to re-think engagement in learning' Creative Schools Conference Delegate

    The many benefits of play and creativity include:

    • Healthy intellectual, emotional and social development in children and young people.
    • Easier absorption of information, enabling the learning process and alternative ways of thinking.
    • The creation of empathy, problem-solving and communication skills
    • The unblocking of old patterns of habits of thinking
    • The nurturing of our confidence, curiosity and connections with others.
    • The ability to express ideas, thoughts and visions about the world.

    They are also really good fun!