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 –
Bex Guest Teacher/Dance Leader
Bex has recently toured the UK in ‘Justin Live the BIG tour’. Other credits include: Disneyland Paris, Princess Cruises, the workshop cast of Pretty Woman the Musical, Body double to Jodie Comer and dancing in Music Videos for The Saturdays, Gabz and Jessie J.
Bex also worked as Associate Choreographer on the West End and International Tour of ‘The Gruffalo’ and as Assistant Choreographer on ‘Swashbuckle’ and ‘Sing with CBeebies’.
Rachel 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 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.
Lauren Drama Leader
Lauren trained as an Actor at ArtsEd in Chiswick and graduated in 2019 with a BA (Hons) in Acting. In 2021, she went on to further her training at The London school of Musical Theatre where she recently graduated with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. Lauren has always had a passion for singing and dancing and loves exploring how we can tell stories through not only acting but through dance and movement too!
She loves seeing children finding new ways to express, communicate with others and create amazing memories through drama and performance. Lauren grew up attending lots of drama camps and classes herself and looking back says, ‘My confidence grew so much through attending drama classes and camps and I learnt so many life lessons, my closest friends now were made during these times too!’.
Madison Drama Leader
Madison is a theatre director and educator originally from California who has been working in theatre education for a decade. She holds a BA in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and an MA in Directing from LAMDA. Madison is passionate about making arts education accessible for all students regardless of background and works hard to ensure her teaching style reflects that passion.
Anna Drama Leader
Anna trained in Acting at The Guildford School of Acting and upon graduating has enjoyed sharing her passion for the arts with young people. With her training touching upon a variety of movement and acting disciplines. Anna loves to creatively explore across mediums and encourages her students to do the same. Anna is committed to empowering children through the arts to find their voices and share their stories.