Our story

Pyjama Drama Head Office is situated in beautiful Mid Wales and is run by founder Sarah Owen (right) and her sister, Rachel McKenna (left). Sarahan experienced drama teacher and mum of three, launched the first Pyjama Drama business in 2005 whilst on Maternity Leave, and quickly realised the immense benefits that children derive from imaginative play. Rachel has a Master's Degree in Teaching, as well as having two young children of her own and many years' experience of running her own design business. 

The first franchise was sold in 2009 and Pyjama Drama expanded rapidly in towns, villages and cities throughout the UK. In 2013 Sarah was commissioned to write a series for CBeebies Radio, in 2015 Pyjama Drama classes were launched in Australia and Malaysia, and at the beginning of 2016, classes started in California, USA.

Sarah then took her knowledge and understanding of training franchisees into the development of CPD courses for early years practitioners, to ensure that anyone wanting to use drama and imaginative play to benefit young children could do so with confidence and flair. So, in 2017, driven by their common desire to help practitioners integrate drama and imaginative play into their practice, Sarah and Rachel began working with their American colleague, Sarah Rijnen, and Pyjama Drama Learning was born - three teachers with one goal: to bring drama and imaginative play to early years and primary school settings. 

If you'd like to become a key player in the Pyjama Drama story we're always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join the team, so why not find out how to run your own Pyjama Drama business?

Or, visit our sister site, Pyjama Drama Learning, to find free resources and training, as well as our award-winning activity packs and CPD course.