Touring Playhouse

About Us

About Touring Playhouse

Touring Playhouse was founded in 2020 to bring high-quality professional productions to young people, both to educate and inspire. 


With our team’s experience on the UK’s professional stages and film sets, including TIE touring, we have crafted shows that are a unique blend of captivating drama and engaging, educational elements, resulting in something unforgettable, iconic and inspiring.


Our plays are accurate, faithful adaptations that capture and embed the narrative so that the students leave with evocative imagery in mind. They are fast-paced,  fun and captivating. Our workshops explore key themes, quotations and authorial intentions to increase the students’ knowledge, understanding, pleasure and passion for the text, ultimately better preparing them for classwork and examinations.


Specialising in theatre in education we perform within Schools, Children’s Centres, Art Centres, Village Halls, Theatres and Festivals all over the UK.


Our team is dedicated to creating the highest quality of drama and education for your students, creating an overall outcome that is safe and convenient for the faculty and the school.


Do you have any questions? Please contact us…

Will Howard

Will is the producer of Touring Playhouse, having founded the company after running the West End ticketing service, Hit The Theatre, for fifteen years. Hit The Theatre’s original mission was to encourage young adults under 30 to go to the theatre and provide affordable tickets for them. 


This mission was undertaken after he completed his university dissertation on the barriers preventing young adults and teenagers from visiting the theatre. Touring Playhouse represents an extension of this mission by providing easily accessible, high quality productions to teenagers studying set texts at school.


To see what current productions we are touring with at the moment, please look at our What’s On page. 



Our casts consist of trained actors with experience in TIE and professional stages. We craft our shows to provide a unique blend of captivating drama and educational engagement, resulting in something unforgettable, iconic and inspiring.


The health and safety of students, staff and employees is our highest priority. We adhere to all government guidance in respect of the risks of Covid-19, we train our employees and we provide a written policy for both the school and the visiting company to follow. For full details, please Click the Tick above.


We come to you. We make it as simple as possible for you to book the show at your school. You pick the date and time, and we will see you there! We will turn up, set up and perform in your school building. No need for extensive risk assessments and time away from school.

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Curriculum Focus

We work hard to help your students better understand the texts and in turn give better exam answers.



With our extensive experience of TIE we work with the students to provide them the best possible experience.





We are easy to book, we provide all the necessary documents (including risk assessments and insurance documents), we arrive with everything needed for the show. There’s no coach hire, late arrivals back after a show, we fit around your schedule. 



With over 30 years of combined experience within schools and in professional theatre, we pride ourselves on our reputation of providing high-quality productions direct to students. 



Using performance and engagement we provide a live experience for students to better understand texts. With this in mind our workshops focus on key 


We Come To You


There’s no need to hire a coach, buy tickets to see the show, all you need to do is book us, and we’ll bring everything to you. As long as you have a space for us to perform in, we will perform.