Summer Holiday Drama and Craft Clubs

Summer Holiday Drama and Craft Clubs

We are so excited that for the first time since Summer 2019 we will be doing LIVE PERFORMANCES for parents at the end of each week of our Summer Club! We have decided to keep the club at our own special venue, with its beautiful garden, rather than hiring a school....
Did you know: Gabi is also a vegan influencer!

Did you know: Gabi is also a vegan influencer!

Not strictly speaking a Playing Space post – but our founder, Gabi Maddocks, was recently interviewed on The Brownble Podcast about her philosophy of eating, thinking and cooking intuitively! Gabi also talks about The Playing Space, towards the end of the...
Ready, Steady, Go!

Ready, Steady, Go!

All those Playing Space students who are usually taught by Jennie will be wondering what she’s up to this term… Well she’s starring in a children’s show at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon and it’s just opened! The show is running until the end...
A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

We are excited to see two of our advanced students performing this month in Garden Suburb Theatre’s production of A Matter of Life and Death. What would happen if Death turned up late to collect you? How would you convince the Universal Supreme Court of the...
LAMDA Exams approaching…

LAMDA Exams approaching…

I can’t believe we’re already three weeks into term! Everyone seems to have settled in nicely, after a bit of timetabling shuffling – inevitable as children move to new schools and start new clubs! Our main focus this term is on solo and duologue...
Congrats, Mrs Haberfield!

Congrats, Mrs Haberfield!

Last weekend, our wonderful teacher Abi got married! Lots of teachers from The Playing Space were there to celebrate with her, on an absolutely magical day. One of the many highlights was Abi’s incredible drum solo, in full bridal gear. She never stops surprising us...
New Website Launched!

New Website Launched!

If you are reading this, then you must have had a chance to flick through the pages of our brand new website. When we launched The Playing Space in March 2009, a website was top of our list of prioirities. With the help of the wonderful Matt Shearer at me-me.com, we...
Drama on Zoom!

Drama on Zoom!

As someone who has been teaching drama for 25 years, it’s quite exciting developing a brand new skill. If you had asked me at the beginning of 2020 whether I thought online drama classes would work, I would have been very skeptical. However, necessity is the mother of...
Success for TPS Students

Success for TPS Students

At The Playing Space, we pride ourselves on creating a fun and welcoming environment for our students. Our classes provide a unique opportunity to build performance skills and confidence whilst making new friends. Sometimes we are also asked to help students prepare...