About Us

The Bindlestick Story

We don't need much to tell stories, it all comes from the imagination...  


We travel to you, bringing our very own Bindles, full of exciting and magical creativity to explore and unpack the imaginations of the young minds of today, delivered with 'bundles' of fun.  


We provide bespoke workshops that:

 · Inspire, engage and educate children, enriching and developing learning opportunities.  

· Allow children to express themselves confidently and creatively

 · Embed subject knowledge and enhance the national curriculum 

CREATE


EDUCATE


CELEBRATE


  We aim to stimulate memorable experiences of the highest quality, with Industry professionals and workshop facilitators, who are all fully DBS checked and trained to deliver outstanding days to remember. We pride ourselves in our relationships with schools, supporting teachers, planning based on pupil's needs and delivering a personal and bespoke service with an emphasis on enhancing the national curriculum. 

 We believe that:  

  • The Arts have the power to unleash children’s abilities and talents, so we must help them unpack their imaginations and set them free.
  • Creativity is as important as Literacy and that a kinesthetic and thoroughly immersive experience can inspire learning attitudes and embed knowledge!
  • Children must be given the space to freely express themselves without the fear of judgement, in a safe and nurturing environment.

  We aim to:

  1. Deliver an eclectic range of creative learning programmes and workshops to pupils, from Early Years to Post-16, inside and outside school hours.
  2. Support teachers, schools and parents as ‘Specialist Creative Residents’ to co-ordinate and facilitate long-term projects, events and celebrations.
  3. Produce Theatre projects that are specifically aimed at supporting the local community.

The Team

Katie McGarry - Director

Katie graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2005, with a BA (HONS) Acting Degree.


 With a varied and successful 10 year career, including West End credits, Open Air Oxford Shakespeare seasons, Touring Pantomime, Musicals, Directing and Producing new writing for Off West End and regular corporate Voice Over work, she is also a classically trained, professional singer, with qualifications from the London College of Music. 


Katie is also a Music and Drama Teacher. She was the Music and Drama co-ordinator at South Borough Primary School, also working as a Year 3 class teacher. She then moved to the Performing Arts department at Maplesden Noakes, where she taught KS3 and BTEC Drama, Music and English. She is a trained Arts Facilitator and has many years experience in delivering workshops and events in the Performing Arts. 


Katie created Bindlestick Theatre from everything she has learnt in life so far, and these two quotes capture it perfectly:  


"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." 

Albert Einstein 


"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."  

Dr. Seuss