Play in a Box


“The excitement begins with the box itself…”
The New York Times

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“We’ve just got the box and it is FABULOUS! So well put together and nicely presented. I can’t wait to give it to [my kids]. Thanks so much.”
– Margaret

“YPT you’ve outdone yourselves with Play in a Box, I cannot wait to create over the holidays! I want to be in Mud Puddle!”
– Jennifer Arp

“This would be an amazing gift for a family. Nicely done @YPTToronto!”
– Alison Smiley

“The Play in a Box I bought over the holidays was a HUGE success. Thank you so much for that opportunity!”
– Mandy Wintink

“Well, this is a clever way to sell theatre when you can’t go to the theatre itself. Sell it in a box deliverable to your own house!”
– @tapeworthy

Celebrate the holidays with some home-made fun!

YPT has created a special limited edition package for family fun – perfect for young drama lovers and storytellers. It’s filled to the brim with everything you need to create a play – just add a little imagination!

Recommended for ages 4 to 10+ (but really, it’s perfect for the whole family to participate). From actors to director to designers for scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound – there’s a role for everyone.

Whether you’re together or apart for the holidays, Play in a Box is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Create and perform at home for those close at hand or Zoom-away for family afar!


PIAB photoPop open the top for a creatively-curated kit that includes a hard-cover book with eight stories by Robert Munsch adapted into play scripts, tips and inspiration for costumes, scenery, props, lighting and sound, easy-to-follow instructions, simple supplies, lots of DIY projects – and a whole lot more! It’s all created by YPT’s theatre and education professionals – and it’s sure to nurture your kids’ creativity for hours!

Munsch at PlayBased on the stories of Robert Munsch, this 8-story collection features the stage adaptations of his best-loved tales – for home, classroom or backyard! Complemented by funny, energetic illustrations, including those of long-time Munsch collaborator Michael Martchenko, each story is presented in an accessible play format, making it easy for children to act out their own versions of Munsch classics.

Have more questions? Check out our Play in a Box FAQ.


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