School Drama Workshops

Primary school drama workshops about class topics, stories or poetry

Drama workshops primary schools

When children approach a topic through drama they experience it first-hand. Drama workshops take a cross-curricular approach to literacy and class topics, enabling children to develop their confidence and performance skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of stories, characters and topics.

Explorer workshops take an in-depth look at children’s books, fairytales, poetry or specific topics such as Anti-bullying. Classes work individually for 35 to 90 minutes each. 

We also run day-long workshops where children work class-by-class on a larger topic, culminating in a performance by the children to each other. Topics such as Shakespeare or the environment are divided into age-appropriate chunks, so that each class from Reception to Year 6 explores a different element before presenting it to the rest of the school.

 

Drama workshop practicalities

Workshop leader: A professional actor and facilitator experienced in working with children.

Age range: Nursery and Reception to Year 6.

Location: In your school hall.

Group size: Up to 30 children per class, and up to 6 or 7 classes per day. Schedules vary for Explorer workshops and full-day drama and performance workshops.

Learning objectives

To think critically about the story or topic by experiencing it first-hand.

To expand vocabulary and develop a stronger command of spoken English.

To explore different ways of communicating, both verbally and physically.

To develop creative ownership and the imagination by working alongside a professional actor-facilitator.

Explorer Drama Workshops:

Explore books by Donaldson, Dahl and more

Explore books by Donaldson, Dahl and more

Explore anti-bullying and celebrate diversity

Explore anti-bullying and celebrate diversity

From Rumpelstiltskin to Little Red Riding Hood

From Rumpelstiltskin to Little Red Riding Hood

World War Two? Gunpowder Plot? Ancient Greece?

World War Two? Gunpowder Plot? Ancient Greece?

Experience classic and modern poems with drama

Experience classic and modern poems with drama

Not sure which workshop you want? Get in touch!

Not sure which workshop you want? Get in touch!


Full-day Drama Workshops and Performance:

A cross-curricular workshop on the environment

A cross-curricular workshop on the environment

Your school performs a Shakespeare play in a day

Your school performs a Shakespeare play in a day

World War One through poetry and performance

World War One through poetry and performance