Drama Lessons

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 social and performance skills. 

We have four different lesson groups, to accommodate pupils aged 5 to 15. You can get a feel for what each group works on by the curriculum overview below.

We work in terms (of approx. 10-15 lessons per term) and follow the Trinity College London drama syllabus (which means lessons also include performance and grade exam work). 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
(NOTE: Spring 2021 exams will no longer take place due to Covid-19)

What our Pupils say
“Suzy is a fantastic teacher and I enjoy her lessons a lot. She has taught me new drama skills and I feel a lot more confident performing now. She is the best drama teacher I have had!” Tom

What their Parents say
“Suzy puts a lot of energy and enthusiasm into her well organised sessions and my daughter used to not like the idea of performing in front of others but now she loves it! She feels more confident, she’s learning acting, creativity and team working skills, enjoys meeting up with other children with the same passion and wants acting to become part of her life when she’s older!” Alex

“Honey was so excited about coming back to drama face to face today. Also, thank you for the card we received over Easter. We loved receiving the feedback and seeing how Honey is doing. She loves your classes. You have really helped her come on with her confidence since she has started and we really appreciate all you do.” Amber

“The kids are loving it. You are doing a great job with those sessions online. Thank you so much for having done that. It is a shame we had to come up with an alternative due to COVID but what a great alternative that was. Well done to you and your Dramatis stars”. Leslie

Lesson and Term Information:

Lesson GroupAgeDayTimeLocation
The National5-6Fri5.00pm – 6.00pmThe Regis School
The Royal Court7-9Mon5.00pm – 6.00pmThe Regis School
The Globe10-12Mon6.15pm – 7.15pmThe Regis School
The Barbican13-15Fri6.15pm – 7.15pmThe Regis School
TermDates Half Term
Spring 20214th Jan to 1st April 2021 15th to 19th Feb (no classes during this time)
Summer 202119th April to 23rd July 2021 31st May to 4th June (no classes during this time)
Autumn 20212nd Sept to 17th Dec 2021 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

Price
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).

Bookings
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.

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.