Meet the Team
Our energetic and enthusiastic team use drama to ignite children’s imaginations and curiosity, unleashing their creative potential in a safe and fun learning environment.
Founder/Director & Drama Leader
Emily trained as an actress at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree in Acting. She has worked as an actor for The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and most recently leading The Mousetrap in London’s West End.
Emily founded The Arts Place in 2014 and is passionate about building children’s confidence through drama, helping them to find their voices and express themselves. As well as running The Arts Place, Emily works as a practitioner at Shakespeare’s Globe, sharing her love of Shakespeare with children of all ages from all over the world.
“It is such a privilege to give children their first experience of drama. The delight on their faces as they meet and become the characters from the stories and their excitement at sharing their ideas. The greatest reward is watching children grow in confidence each week, finding their voices, using their imaginations and expressing themselves!”
– Emily Plumtree, Founder & Director at The Arts Place –
Sophie Bryant Arts & Crafts Leader
Sophie is a Reception teacher at NHEHS, with 8 years’ experience in Early Years. She has a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education from Buckinghamshire New University. She is a master baker and crafter and loves sharing her skills with The Arts Place Campers, helping the younger group to make something crafty to take home every day!
Rachel McKenzie Drama Leader
Rachel trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with a BA (hons) in Acting. Since graduating Rachel has appeared in touring and educational theatre productions. Rachel spent time teaching English in Cambodia, where her love for teaching was kindled.
Rachel went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Drama in 2016 and has been teaching drama ever since. In 2017 Rachel furthered her interest in education by undertaking and completing a Masters in Education. Rachel strongly believes that all children should have the opportunity to be creative and that drama is the perfect medium for expression.
Millie Kent Drama Leader
Millie trained as an actor at ArtsEd in Chiswick and recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting. She has just finished filming for the BBC. Millie has a real passion for teaching drama, supporting and nurturing children. The creativity and exploration that the children discover at The Arts Place inspires her like no other. She loves watching children’s confidence blossom through the drama activities.