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Education at the Playhouse Theatre


"It's really good to bring the communities together through art because we can express ourselves" Young participant in The Playhouse Street Talk Project


The Playhouses runs a large selection of in-house and outreach education programmes and workshops in the North West and across the island of Ireland for every age group from toddlers to adults, including accredited courses.

The Playhouses runs a large selection of socially engaged arts programmes, providing opportunities, training, guidance and experience for all types of artistic individuals and creative communities.

We work in some of the most divided and deprived neighborhoods in Northern Ireland, and we have a 24 year track record of using arts activity to promote healing, understanding, reconciliation and transformation between our communities.

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Throughout our programmes we adhere strongly to the principals of inclusiveness and cross community healing. We believe that Art and the Arts have a hugely significant role to play in promoting peace and harmony in this community.



Current Playhouse Projects include


PARTNERSHIPS are ongoing between The Playhouse and many local organisations, including RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss, Rossdowney House, and Foyle Disability Resource Centre. For more info email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk.


STREET TALK A cross community project involving young people who come together to address the impact crime has on the community. For more information CLICK HERE


Exploring the Peace: THEATRE OF WITNESS WORKSHOPS Workshops and film screenings exploring and illuminating the stories of a range of people deeply affected by The Troubles. Please contact liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk or elaine@derryplayhouse.co.uk if you wish to book a workshop. For more information CLICK HERE

These projects are made possible with the help of funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The PSNI, Children in Need and JPaul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust.


We also ensure that vulnerable people are Safeguarded.

Download our Safeguarding Policy.

We have outlined many of our educational programmes below. For further information on any of our programmes or on our overall approach to education, please do not hesitate to contact us on 028 71 268027.

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