Sheffield Healthy Holidays

Sheffield Healthy Holidays

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Please note this event is for children who receive free school meals.

Bookings can be made  online at Sheffield City Council Healthy Holidays (  Each event is over four days Monday to Thursday, children must attend all four days. When booking please ensure all four days are selected

As part of Sheffield Healthy Holidays, The Montgomery is working with Tales From The Playground to present a summer of free theatre workshops solely for children who receive free school meals.

Sheffield Healthy Holidays is all about trying activities and eating food that does us good.  Sheffield children and young people eligible for benefits related free school meals can now book onto our summer school online at Sheffield City Council Healthy Holidays (

About the summer school

Have you ever watched a show, or a movie, or a TV programme and wondered, 'How do they make that stuff up?!'  Across the summer, Tales From The Playground is presenting four incredible companies who make theatre in extraordinary and inventive ways!  

In week one, adventure theatre specialists, Paperfinch will take you on a wild journey of games, puzzles and immersive stories - let your imagination run wild and join them for a thrilling theatrical adventure!  

In the second week we have Third Angel presenting, Show Makers!  

Have you got lots of imagination? Do you have something to say? We are going to create a brand new show and we need you! We only have four days and we need lots of performers to bring it to life. You don’t need any previous experience, everyone is welcome. You’ll get to work with a professional theatre company, make new friends and most important of all - Have lots of FUN!

SBC Theatre brings unique and inspiring stories of migration to life, they put them centre stage and sing proudly 'Everyone is Welcome! No one is an alien!' Join them this week and find the inspiring power theatre can have to impact you and make stories.

Last and not least, Prickly Pear Productions will captivate you in their wonderful world of shadows puppetry, musical theatre and inspiring storytelling - join them and bring your stories to life!  


About The Companies

Paperfinch makes incredible immersive stories for children and families. Their stories travel, traverse and fly from deep in the imagination to high up in the sky. Do you love games, puzzles and journeys? Then let's go on an adventure!  

Third Angel make performances. We create theatre work that tours in this country and internationally. We devise projects with communities and young people empowering and encouraging them to express themselves and have their stories heard. We make work that’s direct, engaging, accessible, original and honest, which encourages people to quietly take another look at the world around them and question what’s going on.


Stand and Be Counted make Campaign Theatre. Our work is highly political and made to promote social change and unity. We work with artists, participants, arts organisations and festivals around the world to empower audiences and collaborators to have your say.


Prickly Pear Productions is a female-led production company, founded in 2018. We focus on presenting untold stories inspired by different cultures and ethnicities. As storytellers, we believe everyone should feel represented in the arts industry and that an equal balance of everyone’s stories will only serve to enhance it.

photo credit Mandip Seerah