From drop-in sessions to ten week courses, the Children’s Company provides a fun space for children of all abilities aged 5-13.


The Children’s Company is a great way to explore imagination and creativity through drama games and exercises, as well as improving confidence, communication skills, team-work and making new friends in an exciting theatre.

The following groups are available:


PLAY is for ages 5 - 10 years old and offers drop-in sessions for those who can’t commit to regular weekly activity. Book in advance to guarantee a place or turn up on the day. 

PLAY is based on a donation scheme. From 10p to £10, turn up on the day and give your fees to the workshop facilitator.



• MAKE 1: 5 – 7 year olds. 12 noon - 1pm. £50 per 10 week term.

• MAKE 2: 8 – 10 year olds. 1.30pm - 2.30pm. £50 per 10 week term.

• MAKE 3: 11 – 13 year olds. 2.45pm - 4.45pm. £75 per 10 weeks term.



A fun week-long holiday course designed to help your child develop their creativity, learn new skills and work in a group to create a short piece of theatre.

Booking for train sessions are currently closed, booking will reopen in January 2020 for the Easter Holidays. We recommend joining our Children’s Company mailing list to be the first to know about new sessions. Please sign up to our mailing list.


DISCOVER IN A DAY is a brand new session to encourage your child’s creative thinking in a safe and social space!

Participants aged 5-7 will have the chance to watch our Christmas production of DUCKLINGS in The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre (show starts 10.30am)

After watching the play, the children will work together with professional theatre makers to create a play in a day in response to the festive re-imagining of the ugly duckling!

During the day, the children will play games, work in teams on drama exercises and talk about the play they have scene.

There will also be a sharing at the end of the day for friends and family members to attend.



Please read our FAQs here

Arts Pot funding is available to provide financial support for anyone who needs it. This funding can be used to help cover termly fees, and the cost of travel to and from the Theatre. We fundraise for the Arts Pot every year and it is there for anyone who needs it! Asking for Arts Pot support will not affect your child’s membership. Arts Pot funded places are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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