Bookings for schools
We perform educational, fun shows for children all out of a trunk.
Trunk creates impactful, compact shows. The set up is very simple with little fuss getting in and out of schools. The show itself is an exciting and dynamic world trapped inside a trunk that we release.
'There's a story in this trunk! It's got to get out!
Our shows tour the south and the midlands all year. Availability depending, we will come to your school whenever suits you.
As the show fits into a trunk it can be performed almost anywhere. All we need is a 5m x 5m acting space and somewhere for the children to sit.
We have two shows; The Great Fire of London! and our new show The Gunpowder Plot!
The shows are approximately 45 minutes long plus a 15 minute activity for the children afterwards. For Great Fire we roll out a huge roll of paper and all the children create a new version of London together. For Gunpowder we make crowns with the children.
The show leads the children through the characters and events involved in story while giving facts and information in an engaging way. We incorporate singing, dancing and games for the children to keep them involved, and questions regarding the event are asked throughout.
All of our actors are DBS checked and used to working with children.
Once you have emailed us and agreed the dates and fee for the work, we will confirm all the details in writing.
If you would like to enquire further and find out about fees and available dates please email-
Please note we are fully booked for the midlands this autumn.
The southern team is booked up to December.
We are now taking bookings for the rest of the school year and beyond.
Our new show The Romans will be touring schools from 2024.
The adults and children thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found it entertaining and informative in equal measure! We have used the Great Fire of London as one of our units for many years and one of our adults said it was the best curriculum enrichment that she had been party to for this unit and she has been on every trip linked to the topic you can imagine.
Frankie Saxby Year 2 Class teacher Granton Primary School
"I truly enjoyed the experience of the trunk theatre, children were able to enhance their learning through a different experience. It made it real and approachable to the children and the knowledge they obtained from the workshop was great. Children enjoyed the play which was very interactive and the final task was truly engaging".
Miss Miranda Year 1 Teacher at Hounslow Town Primary
Thank you for performing at London Meed, we really enjoyed it and it made us laugh. We hope we can see you again one day. We loved it when we coloured in London and when we saw the suitcases all come out of the big case. We also loved the sounds and dressing up and when we did the dance to King Charles 11. The water pistols were funny especially when Freya squirted you. I hope you enjoyed performing the play to us and thank you again we really appreciated it. I thought Samuel Pepys was really good with the feather and diary. It made us feel like we were in the play and we learnt lots of facts and we talked about it at play time and talked about how you did the play. I gave you 10 out of 10!
Elsie from London Meed School Year 2
I liked the trunk theatre when they were trying to put out the fire, it was so funny!
Seamus at Hounslow Town Primary Year 1
The Trunk Theatre company was incredible for our Year One topic on the Great Fire of London. They brought the story to life with an extremely high quality production. The set was outstanding and very elaborate with a detailed backdrop and lots of props that the children loved. The actors played multiple characters and their performance was really interactive and the children were encouraged to get involved in different ways. We would definitely use them again!
Mrs Sophie Lenton Year 2 Teacher at UCS Pre-Prep
'The Trunk Theatre experience was engaging and interactive for the children. The actors were brilliant at keeping the children amused as well as keeping the learning relevant. The facts were pitched at the correct level with the pace of the workshop appropriate for the children. They were excited to tell their parents about their afternoon and were still talking about it for days after! We would definitely invite Trunk Theatre back again.'
Katie Venditti College Town Primary School
"This was an engaging experience for our children who had so much fun whilst learning lots too."
"I liked the way that the children got to do different things and got involved."
Teachers from Standens Barn Primary
"I thought it was very funny and it taught us a lot."
"It was fun and exciting."
"It was very interesting and told us a lot about the Great Fire of London."
"I liked it when the smoke came out, it was so exciting."
"The actors were really funny."
Students from Standens Barn Primary
Trunk Theatre came to our school yesterday and they were absolutely amazing; they certainly didn’t
disappoint!! I cannot recommend Joe and Victoria enough if you are ever doing The Great Fire of
London. The show was just phenomenal with acting, songs and audience participation!! There was
such a buzz around the school. Even though it’s aimed at KS1\Lower KS2, our Year 6s thought it was
fantastic. A quote from one of them “I loved it as it was funny, creative and interactive and all came out of one trunk!”
Will definitely be using them again
Jenny Clifford William Alvey CE School, Sleaford
The children adored the Great Fire of London Trunk Theatre show, as did the adults! It was also such a well-deserved treat for our hard working support staff and teachers to sit down for an hour and laugh with their classes!
We thought it was all very well planned, fast paced, funny, action packed and the educational facts were woven in and revisited expertly. All of the children were completely mesmerised, with smiles on their faces from start to finish.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this performance to schools and very much hope we will be able to treat our next Year 2 children to this immersive theatre experience. Huge thanks!