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.

Let us know what you think.



Curriculum specific

“It met our learning objective perfectly. The school staff have also said they enjoyed it too.”


Charlotte Stringfellow, IntoUniversity

Easy booking process

“Booking was very straightforward and the lady dealing with the booking was so polite and very helpful.”

Florence Bouriah, Hall School

Experienced facilitators

“The facilitator was brilliant – he managed to tailor his sessions perfectly to meet our particular requirements.”


Leila Ghaddab, Orchard House

Interactive learning

“The children really enjoyed the activities; the learning was evident and interactive.”


Ammaarah Haq, St Margaret's Primary

Opportunity to observe children's progress

“Well paced and planned workshop. It was a useful tool to review children’s learning.”


Kate Healey, Langford Primary

Give your topic the ultimate 'wow' factor

“The children were captivated throughout and most went home talking about it.”

Hayley Payne, Lambrook School