History shows and days for Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Transport your pupils back in time with our Key Stage 2 (KS2) history shows as well as full history days.

Our History Shows are led by two actors who play multiple roles and perform with a set, costumes and props. The shows are suitable for up to 120 children at a time and last for 80 minutes.

Designed for up to 60 children, our History Days feature our fact-filled and fast-paced show in the morning. In the afternoon, the children are then immersed in two hands-on 45-minute workshops.

For Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Roman and Tudor activities outside of London, browse our KS2 Workshops.

  • History Show - Ancient Egyptian Exploration!
    • Greater London & Essex

    Join our daring explorer in unlocking the secrets of an Ancient Egyptian tomb. Encountering Anubis and Tutankhamun, can your children lift the curse and escape the tomb unscathed? 

    "Really worthwhile and supplements our History Unit of Work fabulously."
    Matthew Carothers, Eaton House School, Belgravia

  • History Show - Ancient Greek Adventure!
    • Greater London & Essex

    Are your children brave enough to join the Time Traveller on a daring mission, journey back to Ancient Greece and persuade Zeus, a rich Athenian and a Spartan slave to help them? 

    "The show covered lots of the Ancient Greek history, created a good starting point for each branch of the topic. The children enjoyed participating in drama activities."
    Hayley Langston, St William of York RC Primary, Forest Hill

  • History Show - Return of the Romans!
    • Greater London & Essex

    The live TV show Return from the Past is in danger of being cancelled and needs your help! Faced with some unhelpful contestants from Roman Britain and the sudden arrival of Queen Boudicca, can your children save the show? 

    "I was so impressed with the acting, costumes, props and whole performance. The show exceeded my expectations. It was very entertaining, the actors engaged with the children really well and had many creative and exciting ways to educate the children on the Romans. They have come away even more enthusiastic about the Romans than before!"
    Claire Scott, Hook Lane Primary School, Bexley

  • History Show - Trapped in Tudor Times!
    • Greater London & Essex

    The time machine is broken and the Time Traveller is stuck in 1500! Will your pupils be able to enlist the support of a host of Tudor characters to avoid being trapped in Tudor times forever? 

    "The children thoroughly enjoyed the show and were engaged throughout. They thought the humour was brilliant and were all keen to talk about the show afterwards. The worksheets where helpful as an immediate follow-up activity."
    Danielle Stray, Wood End Academy, Ealing

  • History Day - Ancient Egyptian Day
    • Greater London & Essex

    Unearth fascinating facts on the explorer’s ‘dig’ and use ancient artefacts to bring Egyptian myths and legends to life. 

    "The delivery was excellent - the children were learning as they laughed and stared in awe at the variety of characters and challenges they encountered. The content was very good. It reinforced the areas that had been covered and served well to introduce the ones to come."
    Lesley Wakes, Orley Farm School, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex

  • History Day - Ancient Greek Day
    • Greater London & Essex

    Explore everyday Athenian life and society and celebrate the legacy of the Ancient Greeks, discussing philosophy and recreating an original Olympic Games. 

    "The children absolutely loved the whole day and were raving about it afterwards. It was great to see them so engaged and enjoying the day, as well as learning lots. It was a lovely end to our topic."
    Abi Crowther, Woodridge Primary School, North Finchley

  • History Day - Roman Day
    • Greater London & Essex

    Discover more about life in Roman Britain as well as hearing the Celtic perspective on invasion from Queen Boudicca herself. 

    "I have seen this show about 6 times now and I never get bored. The team always work well together and make it a very enjoyable day."
    Julia Flynn, Pelham Primary School, Kent

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Contact us to choose a date for your workshop or find out more about the sessions.

“The children LOVED the show, they thought is was hilarious and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Claire Lucas
St Agatha’s Primary, Surrey
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