Every child is unique and at Drama Kids all of our students are treated equally and given the opportunity to shine, regardless of their level of confidence or ability. We avoid auditions and ensure all our students feel encouraged and nurtured within our classes, enabling them to develop at their own pace.
With a focus on personalisation, each teacher at the academy seeks to gradually integrate their students within the group until they are fully immersed in the fun classroom environment and unaware of any inhibitions they may have had before joining us.
Our teachers interact with the students in an energetic and engaging way to capture their students’ attention and encourage creativity. We aim to make our hour-long sessions an exciting and fun-packed environment for students where they are able to develop social interaction and communication skills, engage creatively and express themselves confidently, both physically and vocally.
Our specially written curriculum and specialist teacher training ensures our students have a balanced, fun-filled lesson every week. Although the structure remains the same each week, each lesson is different and, with the different age groups offered, a child can join the Academy at five years of age and stay until they are 18 without ever repeating a lesson.
Age groups cover:
To create fun and inspiring drama classes for children. Classes held in locations across the UK and Worldwide. Helping people of all ages to develop dramatically.
To provide a varied and uplifting drama programme for children, increasing their confidence and self-esteem while having fun and making friends. To ensure the students are having so much fun they don’t even realise the amazing skills they are learning by practicing clear speech and standing up in front of others.
We are focused on the development of communication skills and a significant part of our programme is dedicated to exploring physical and vocal communication techniques, as well as the essential development of interpersonal and social skills.
The Academy year for each age group is made up of three terms, each term concentrates on developmental drama that builds your child’s confidence throughout the year with the final term culminating in a staged performance.
Many schools now offer ‘Early Years’, a pre-school programme for 3 and 4 year olds. Our Early Years drama programme aims to give children aged 3-4 years on-going confidence, self-esteem, and skill in verbal communication.
Helping the development of young people, 4-18 Years.
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“I would highly recommend this drama class for your child”
My daughter attends Drama Kids in St. Helens. Since joining, her confidence has grown and she looks forward to her lesson each week. Her lovely teacher, Andrea, has nothing but praise for her and is leading her into becoming a talented drama student. I would highly recommend this class.
Parent - St. Helens
Luca had a wonderful time! He has always had an amazing imagination and it has always amazed me the lengths he goes to. I am so glad he enjoyed yesterday, he really cannot wait to return next week. He is already thinking about costumes he has that he can wear! I'm so glad there were drama classes near us. Thank you.
Parent - Tayforth
Thank you for being instrumental in improving Tamsyn's confidence and for the great opportunities she has had in the shows. She has REALLY enjoyed herself. She is looking forward to the opportunities Redland High will give her for drama and I know she will enjoy herself all the more because of the grounding you have given her.
Parent - Bristol
My children attend Drama Kids Derbyshire and I am overwhelmed by everything the academy has given my children; confidence, fun, memories, excitement and belief in themselves. I'm so glad there was a drama class near me. Thank you so much!
Parent - Derbyshire
Thank you Drama Kids: Our son has been going to the academy for a number of years and what a difference it has made to his speech and confidence. Our boy is 11 and has oral dyspraxia, which affects his ability to speak clearly and his short term memory. He loves his drama and is very outgoing. He wants to get involved in the drama lessons and annual plays that his primary school put on, but has been held back because of his dyspraxia and has never had a speaking part. Drama Kids has been awesome, the staff are so helpful and understanding of our son's difficulty and he has always had a proper speaking part, even during the early years. Thank you Drama Kids for helping our son thrive and grow into a confident young man.
Parent - South Wales
In school assemblies and plays, my son, Stefan was usually relegated to the background. He was bright but lacked the confidence to speak up and be heard. Since being at the academy, Stefan has bloomed and consequently had major parts in each successive school assembly. Thank you so much for instilling in my son the confidence to let his voice be heard and his presence be felt. Such confidence will be invaluable as he grows up and will help to prepare him for every aspect of life.
Parent - North London
I am very grateful to be working with such positive people. The family of Drama Kids is spread so far and wide. How wonderful knowing we are all linked together by our passion to help children develop and believe in themselves through are stunning curriculum.
Alison Mazanec - Executive Principal, Bristol
Thank you for everything. In 10 years you have changed me from a shy young boy to a confident young man.
Student - Tayforth
Through the programme thousands and thousands of young people find their voice, generate self-belief, become generous participants in life and experience much fun and fulfilment along the way!
Helen O' Grady - Founder
She absolutely lives for drama. She is having a tough time at school and not attending much at the moment due to severe anxiety, but your sessions bring out the happiest version of her.