Welcome to Mud Pie Arts

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

NEWS FLASH! We are proud to announce that FAIRFAX HOUSE won the 2016 Frances Garnham Award given by the Historic Houses Association. The award is given for the most innovative approach to its educational offering. Fairfax House claimed the prize with two new children's trails 'The Townhouse Mouse', written by Jenna and illustrated by Nick Ellwood. They are fun Georgian mouse detective stories suitable for 4-7 years and 8-13 years.
Try them out for yourself if you are in York.

'JUMP INTO A STORY' Tang Hall Explore Library Thursdays 1.30-2.20pm,
Every Thursday term time 19th January - 30th March
£2 per child.
Join us for story fun and book swapping.
There will be a special holiday session for 2-8 year olds on Thursday 23rd February based on the traditional Grimm tale 'The Bear and the Bird King.'

'STORYMAKERS' at York Theatre Royal.
10.15 - 11.30am
Wednesdays 11th January - 29th March (No session on 22nd February.)
£5 for craft and story play. Meet in the fabulous theatre cafe.

We have another busy term of school bookings and nursery visits.

We are now taking bookings for our summer tour of THE ENCHANTED CHALK. Go to the Performances page to see our trailer on Youtube.

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

'It was lovely how you interacted with every single child.'

'I thought it was brilliant from Sophie Age 6.'

'Muck and Brass' Deershed Festival 2016