Meet the Team!

Our team of energetic and enthusiastic actors, teachers and theatre practitioners use drama to ignite children’s imaginations and curiosity, unleashing their creative potential in a safe and fun learning environment.

The Arts Place was founded by actress, Emily Plumtree.

Emily trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech & Drama, gaining a first class BA (Hons) in Acting.

When working as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) she achieved a Post-Graduate Award in Teaching Shakespeare, accredited by the RSC and the University of Warwick.

Emily works as an Education Practitioner at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Emily’s television and theatre acting credits include: Endeavour (ITV), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), Doctors (BBC), Strange Interlude (National Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (RSC), The Merchant of Venice (RSC and The Almeida), Moonfleece (Riverside Studios).


“I am hugely passionate about sharing my love of drama with young people. It’s so rewarding to see children grow in confidence and develop their speaking and listening skills, while making lasting friendships and having huge amounts of fun!

At The Arts Place we aim to inspire children creatively and encourage them to engage imaginatively with the world around them and I really feel we achieve this. In my opinion there’s nothing more incredible than what exists in their imaginations and once you tap into that the possibilities for creativity are endless.”

*All Arts Place teachers are DBS certified.