Poetry Explorer:
Drama Workshop


Poetry workshops for primary schools using the skills and techniques of professional theatre

Our brand new Poetry Explorer drama workshops take classic and modern poems and bring them to life in your school hall.

Using text as a stimulus your children will explore the characters and imagery from a physical perspective, lifting the words off the page as they create their own version of the world behind the verse.

Our facilitators are not only experts at exploring poetry and stories with children, but they’re also professional actors. By working alongside them, children will learn that poems are far more than words on a page.

Our full list of poems is below, but if you give us advance notice we may well be able to explore a poem of your choice!

The Workshop

During the sessions children will:

  • Engage with the world of the chosen poem in a fun, imaginative and active way.

  • Develop their confidence alongside physical literacy and presentation skills.

  • Experiment with their voice to see how the meaning of the poem can change depending on how it is delivered.

  • Use word, soundscapes and rhythm to deepen their response to and understanding of the text.

You choose up to 3 poems per day. Each drama workshop can last between 35 and 90 minutes depending on your chosen poem, and we can work with children from EYFS to KS2.


Title Author Reception – Year 6
Rum Tum Tugger T.S. Eliot X
The Song of the Mischievous Dog Dylan Thomas X
The Tyger William Blake X
People Need People Benjamin Zephaniah X
Nut Tree Julia Donaldson X


An experienced drama facilitator experienced in working with primary school children, with a current Enhanced DBS check.


Exploring poems through drama and movement, focused on your chosen period.


All in your school hall!

How long?

Bookings as short as one class for one hour are available to schools inside the M25.

For schools in and south of Birmingham, and in and east of Bristol the minimum booking is a half-day. Elsewhere in the country the minimum booking is a full day.

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