Top drama schools for kids in the UK

Drama schools and dance classes are a good way to help your kids boost their confidence and to make friends outside of school. There are plenty of drama clubs to choose from. Here they are.

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Theatrebugs drama schools


Established in 2005 by two LAMDA graduates as a means for children to learn through play, Theatrebugs drama school carefully designs each adventure to ignite your child’s imagination and allow their confidence to bloom! Offers holiday workshops, private lessons and regular classes in a number of areas

Key areas listed on the site are Bracknell, East Devon, Epsom, Greeenwich, Guildford, North London and Plymouth.

Stagecoach theatre arts schools

Stagecoach – theatre arts schools

Since 1988 the Stagecoach drama academy and musical theatre classes have seen young people gain confidence, stretch themselves, and build essential life skills. Stagecoach has franchisees in several countries, including Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and Spain. In the UK, there are more than 600 franchisee-based schools.

Razzamataz theatre schools

Razzamataz drama schools

Razzamataz aims to make performing arts accessible and affordable to 4-18-year-olds throughout the UK. They have been teaching kids to sing, dance and act since 2000 – hundreds of eager kids attend Razzamataz Theatre Schools up and down the country, with new schools opening all the time.

Pyjama Drama schools

Pyjama Drama

Pyjama Drama was created in 2005 by Sarah Owen, an experienced drama teacher who saw, time and time again, the immense benefits that children derive from drama, movement, music and play. It was an immediate success and now Pyjama Drama is expanding rapidly and being delivered in towns across the UK.

Helen O'Grady drama schools

Helen O’Grady drama classes

There are over 50,000 students attending Helen O’Grady Drama classes each week, throughout twenty six countries. In 1994, four Academies were established in the UK and there are now forty nine in operation. Over 15,000 children each week attend classes in the UK; it is anticipated there will be approximately 50,000 students per week attending classes over the next few years.

Theatre Train acting singing and dancing classes


We are a part time & weekend Stage School for kids. For over 20 years we’ve pioneered an exciting approach to stage and theatre school education in the performing arts for young people aged 6-18. We teach our kids how to dance, act and sing in performing arts classes at centres throughout the UK.

Debut Tots drama classes


Our curriculum of classes bridges all aspects of early learning. Creative Planning Packs©, provided termly, are an indispensable planning and observation resource for nurseries, schools and childminders. They outline objectives, links to the curriculum and follow up activities for each class.

Apex 360 drama

Apex 360 performing arts

Apex Dance has been delivering high quality Dance instruction for the last 5 years. We can offer tuition in Street Dance, Hip Hop, Aerobics, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading for fitness, ETM (Exercise to Music), Zumba and Movement to Music. More recently we have developed Apex Performing Arts as an opportunity and had had a fantastic response from Schools. We can offer Drama, Dance and Singing opportunities through Apex Performing Arts with trained instructors.

Diddi Dance classes

Diddi Dance

Classes are ideally suited for both boys and girls between 2-4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. Parents and carers are encouraged to join in and share the enjoyment with their diddi dancer. Week after week you will soon see their confidence blossom.

Mad Academy music and dance classes

Mad Academy

We provide weekly music and dance classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Our approach is fun, funky and physical and we pride ourselves on being free spirited and relaxed. Our classes and children’s parties are packed with music, movement, rhythm and dance.

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