Age Groups

Primary schools       (pupils aged between 6 and 10)

Aimed at the linguistic content of the curriculum for classes 1 – 4 The Phoenix Theatre brings excitement and adventure to language learning. The plays are aimed to be entertaining; whilst encouraging the pupils’ enjoyment and fun of the English language.   The plays are extremely visual, with stories that engage and involve the audience.

Elementary level      (pupils aged between 10 and 13 years)

The plays for the elementary level are written in simple English; but with enough of a challenge to motivate and inspire further language learning. From previous work with The Flying Fish Theatre themes include pirates, body image, friendship, family, Cowboys and the Wild West, detective stories.  The performances are highly visual with the use of mime, clowning, physical theatre and audience participation to create highly entertaining performances. Even pupils with a limited grasp of the English language can follow the action.

Intermediate pupils (pupils aged between 13 and 16 years)

Specifically written for teenage audiences The Phoenix Theatre plays aim to entertain, provoke thought and challenge teenage audiences. With topics and themes that appeal to teenagers such as divorce, bullying, eating disorders, to name but a few, our goal is to engage young audiences on their level. To achieve this we use humour, physical and visual action as well as a dedication to portray emotions on stage. A communication channel is opened and a dialogue with the audience arises despite any language barriers.

Advanced pupils       Classes 10-13 including EF-Q2 (Age 15-20+ (adults)

The plays for Intermediate level audiences brings us into the realm of Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde; as well as very contemporary writers from the United Kingdom, America and beyond.

All our plays are written by native English speakers as we believe this is the only way for language learners to gain the authentic and true language.

Why settle for anything less?