Our classes are all geared towards the children having fun with Drama and learning skills, whilst overcoming barriers and making friends.

 

As the children grow into our Teen and Advanced classes they start to work on more specific skills and theatre practice, covering all aspects of theatre style and structure. Often these classes will compliment a student’s GCSE or A-Level Drama courses, while also providing those who don’t take those subjects with an opportunity for creative expression and a place to stretch themselves. The classes foster an attitude of collaboration and teamwork, and provide a great way to create lasting friendships, with many members of our advanced groups having been with us for several years.

We have a ‘no pressure to perform’ policy, meaning that whilst the opportunity to perform is there, children can and do take other roles, especially as they move up the school, eg: Stage Management, Tech and Directing. We encourage the use of devising at all levels, using children’s own material where possible.

Junior Creative Drama, Years 3-6

The children in our Junior Creative Drama classes learn improvisation skills and techniques in drama, whilst building confidence, having fun and making friends. We introduce age-appropriate script work and make use of physical theatre and improvisation. As a group, children also devise their own work.  

Teen Youth Theatre, Years 7-9

Continuing to build student confidence through the use of more advanced techniques, role-playing and improvisation, our Teen Youth Theatre classes help move children through typical Secondary School issues, while exploring feelings, emotions and friendships via age-appropriate plays and themes.

Advanced Youth Theatre, Years 10-13

Continuing with improvisation skills and technique development, but with a greater degree of script work than the Junior and Teen classes, Advanced Youth Theatre still uses the children’s own imagination as key and inspiration. We continue to infuse the lessons with fun, but we explore and work with text in more detail, introduce more advanced techniques, and begin working with different practitioners and styles. The student group leads the session using themes and situations that are relevant to them.

Including regular performances to peers and parents, this class may also include an annual performance to the public, with the students operating as a (supervised) youth theatre, taking on various roles and responsibilities from back-stage to front-of-house to directing.