About Friday Under 5s: Autumn 2023

Join us at Salisbury Playhouse every Friday for a fun workshop exploring different art forms each week, including dance, drama and art. These sessions are designed for under 5s and their grown-ups to enjoy together! Please read the information on each weekly session.

Some sessions are free, whilst others cost £5 child/£3 adult. Booking is essential for all sessions.

Catch Creative (Emma Newman)

29 Sept, 10 Nov, 1 Dec

Catch Creative are running our early years drama sessions aimed at 2–5-year-olds, encouraging physical and cognitive development through creative movement, make believe playing and games using a variety of props and music.

Inspired by familiar themes and children’s stories to engage the young children to participate. Emma-Marie Newman, Artistic Director at Catch Creative will be running all the sessions in 2023.

Story Time Movers (Hatti Dawson, Panthera Dance)

15 Sept, 13 Oct, 15 Dec

Story Time Movers are our early years dance sessions aimed at 2-5 year olds, encouraging physical and cognitive development through creative movement. Inspired by familiar story books, the sessions will allow children to explore their own imagination. These sessions form part of a broader ‘Friday Under 5s’ offer, with weekly workshops exploring different art forms.

Stay and Play (Free)

8 Sept, 6 Oct, 17 Nov, 24 Nov

‘Stay and Play’ is an under 5's activity that encourages play and creativity. An informal session to unlock and stretch the imagination with activities such as fun dress up with costume and props, story corner, exploring sound with our early years instruments and colourful crafts.


22 Sept, 3 Nov, 8 Dec

smARTies is an early years arts and crafts session, where children develop their creativity by exploring different art forms and materials. Children and grownups create together through hands-on, multi-sensory activities.

No session on 20th/27th October due to half term.

Dates & times