About Us


On the day Helen and Carol first met, at a community theatre group in Hackney in 1987, Helen remembers Carol was wearing a canary yellow jumpsuit – Helen thought Carol would be an interesting person to know! 

In 1996, they combined their passion and extensive experience in the arts and education to create Freshwater.

Today Freshwater works with over 150,000 children a year, enriching learning through the joy of drama.

Freshwater has become one of the most respected and established drama-in-education companies in the UK, enjoying long-lasting relationships with our schools. Last year we delivered 3000 workshops across 950 schools, museums and libraries. 

We are passionate about the power of the arts to provide valuable learning opportunities for your children, allowing them to express themselves creatively whilst embedding subject knowledge.

Feedback from teachers shows that Freshwater consistently provides stimulating and memorable experiences of the highest quality, engaging and motivating children to learn.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Why Work With Freshwater?


• Curriculum specific


• Easy booking process

"It met our learning objective perfectly. The school staff have also said they enjoyed it too."
Charlotte Stringfellow, IntoUniversity 
"Booking was very straightforward and the lady dealing with the booking was so polite and very helpful."
Florence Bouriah, Hall School

• Experienced facilitators


• Interactive learning

"The facilitator was brilliant - he managed to tailor his sessions perfectly to meet our particular requirements."
Leila Ghaddab, Orchard House
"The children really enjoyed the activities; the learning was evident and interactive."
Ammaarah Haq, St Margaret's Primary

• Opportunity to observe children's progress


• Give your topic the ultimate 'wow' factor

"Well paced and planned workshop. It was a useful tool to review children's learning."
Kate Healey, Langford Primary
 "The children were captivated throughout and most went home talking about it."
Hayley Payne, Lambrook School


Browse Workshops

Over 200 sessions to choose from covering subjects from all across the curriculum for all primary ages.

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Watch Us in Action

Take a sneak peak at one of our sessions and hear from teachers and pupils about their experience.

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Get in Touch


Whatever your needs, get in touch today and our helpful office staff will help you find the perfect session to take your learning sky high.

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    Tel: 0844 800 2870
    Email: info@freshwatertheatre.co.uk

    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!