Our drama lessons provide a fun and supportive environment to encourage children and teenagers to express themselves. From movement and mime to script work and improvisation, pupils learn a variety of performance skills.
Following the Trinity College London drama syllabus, lessons also include performance and grade exam work.
As a Drama school rooted in kindness, we chose the Trinity College syllabus because they operate a positive marking system (i.e. they do not deduct points). On completion of grade exams, pupils receive a certificate and a write up about their performance from the examiner.
Each term, our lessons are focused around a specific outcome:
The Spring term concludes with an grade exam
The Summer term culminates with a class performance
The Autumn term ends with a full school performance
Lesson Groups and Curriculum
The National (ages 5-6)
At this age, children are just getting their on their performance feet and so we spend time using fun exercises and games to build their confidence to stand up in front of an audience. We also work on their listening and responding skills in order to work as a team.
The Royal Court (ages 7-9)
This age range is starting to understand and build their concept of acting and so for this group, we work on the building blocks of drama such as characterisation, improvisation, storytelling and basic scripts. At this age, we work with pupils to develop their confidence to perform on stage.
The Globe (ages 10-12)
Pupils are now starting to develop their ideas and drama skills. At this point we work with pupils to build on their characterisation skills, learning new techniques such as tableau, flashback, and soundscapes. We work to develop their improvisation skills; looking at how to extend and create more exciting improv.
The Barbican (ages 13-15)
Pupils at this age are working at a higher level of understanding. So at this stage, we go more in-depth with them; learning how to interpret a script and develop devising skills. We look at symbolism, metaphors and different styles of theatre. Here we might start to bring in the work of drama practitioners such as Stanislavki and Brecht to understand naturalistic as well as representational acting but in a fun and lighthearted way.
Lesson and Term Information:
|Lesson Group Name||Age||Day||Time||Location|
|The National||5-6||Fridays||4.45pm – 5.45pm||The Regis School|
|The Royal Court||7-9||Mondays||4.45pm – 5.45pm||The Regis School|
|The Globe||10-12||Mondays||6pm – 7pm||The Regis School|
|The Barbican||13-15||Fridays||6pm – 7pm||The Regis School|
|Autumn 2020||14th Sept to 18th Dec 2020||Half term is 26th Oct to 30th Oct (no classes during this time)*|
|Spring 2021||4th Jan to 1 April 2021||Half term is 15th to 19th Feb (no classes during this time)*|
|Summer 2021||19th April to 23rd July 2021||Half term is 31st May to 4th June (no classes during this time)*|
|Autumn 2021||2nd Sept to 17th Dec 2021||Half term is 25th to 29th Oct (no classes during this time)*|
|*Take a look at our HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS for drama sessions running during half term/school holidays)|
Youth Drama Lessons are charged at £110 per full term. We run a Sibling Saver offer whereby you get £20 off if you book a second place for a sibling.
All pupils are asked to buy their Dramatis uniform (CLICK HERE for details).
We offer a free TRIAL LESSON so pupils can experience a drama class before committing to a term. To secure your child’s free trial lesson or book a full term, visit the BOOKINGS section of our website.
PLEASE NOTE: Should Covid guidelines mean lessons cannot take place in person, we will move to an online format (and as such, are unable to give refunds).