Welcome to Mud Pie Arts

We deliver performances and topic based drama sessions to enhance the primary curriculum and teacher inset training days.
Every year we tour a low tech, high involvement performance to school halls and festivals.

Thank you to all who came on The Great Dahl Hunt at York Explore library.
Ben wrote us a note to tell us: 'It realee was grait'. Thanks Ben. Mrs Twit was very naughty, asking complete strangers to prove their beard was real! Trunchbull had children star jumping in the foyer and Mr Salt took the hunters on a goose chase to find Verucca! Petra told us her favourite bit was getting inside the giant peach. It was puddlenuts!

In June we are on tour with new interactive performance
'The Enchanted Chalk'.
'For all who like to draw on their imagination.'

What other play for 3+ tackles guerrilla gardening and food waste?!

Catch it with Rural Arts On Tour or at York Theatre Royal's wonder-filled
Little Feet Festival on June 10th.
Go to our PERFORMANCES page for more details

2016 pre-school sessions continue - come and join in the fun!
Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre, Osbaldwick.
First Monday of the month 10-11.30am.
£2 per child

'JUMP INTO A STORY' York Explore Library Thursdays 1.30-2.20pm,
21st April - 30th June
£2 per child.
Join us for story fun and book swapping.
In half term we will extend the session to 2-8 years. On Thursday 18th February 1.30pm bring the family for 'Fish in the Forest'.

'STORYMAKERS' at York Theatre Royal.
10.15 - 11.30am
20th April - 29th June
£5 for craft and story play. Meet in the fabulous new theatre cafe.

We have another busy term of school bookings and nursery visits.
As always we look forward to telling tales at DeerShed festival 22-24 July.
The best festival for children under the sun (and it always is!)

Please send us an email via the contact page if you would like us to visit you.

Best wishes,
Jenna and Nicolette
Follow us on Twitter @Mudpiearts

Riverside school's review of 'All Things Weird and Wonderful' 2014:

Mrs Morris: ''Very, very clever … entertaining, educational, interactive, funny, serious … an All-Join-In-Adventure indeed! The whole show was beautifully crafted with a clear structure and purpose which allowed the artists to respond to any and every suggestion and then take the stories in whatever direction the children wanted. The artists’ management of the audience was faultless … lots of potential for over-excitement with a show like this, but the balance between joining in energetically and looking and listening attentively was perfect. Well done Mud Pie Arts and thank you from Year 7 at Riverside Special School, Goole!''


'What an excellent production!! Perfectly pitched, propped and performed for our lively year two classes. Just the right quantities of watching and audience participation. Children and staff had a great time - Thanks!!'

ps. we also loved how much the performance encouraged imagination, creativity and great language for future creative writing and drama.'

Clifton Green Primary School
Performance Workshop - The Legend of the Jumblies KS1

'Fantastic session, thought-provoking dealing with difficult subject matter in a considerate and understanding way. Conducted in a safe environment. Fully recommended!'

James Smith, Knavesmire Primary School
Performance Workshop - Blue Eyes Brown Eyes KS2

'Everyone's ideas are cleverly incorporated and everyone is invited up on stage at different times, The benefit of allowing the children to act out their story takes the show to a much higher level of engagement and wonder than a more passive show. I can't wait for the next one.' The Three Sillies.
Liz Somers, Crayke C of E Primary School PTA

'A super Live Arts session which captivated the children. It allowed the children to let their imaginations run wild, with fantastic results. The set and props were first class too. Thank you very much'.

N. Such, Scarcroft Primary School
Performance Workshop - The Legend of the Jumblies KS1

'I really liked it when the audience joined in and the dads races around the tent. Really exciting.' Ben age 8. Revolting Rhymes, Deershed Festival