Thank you for taking the time to check in with our website, we hope you are all safe and well. All our Drama Clubs are taking a temporary 'interval' due to the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in but we are following closely the government advised will let you know as soon as we have an update.

We have added dates for the beginning of September 2020, but obviously if there is a lifting of restrictions and we can safely return before the end of the summer term, we will let you know as soon as we can.

To register for September, please email The Drama Club directly.

If you are a Bronze or Silver Arts Award student and need advise, or images sending through for your log books, please email directly to The Drama Club.

Auditions - Please visit the Stratford Youth Theatre website if you are here about the upcoming auditions.

Meanwhile, please stay safe and fingers crossed that we can begin running The Drama Cub in the not-too-distant future.

Very best wishes from all of us at The Drama Club

Young people from Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and the surrounding towns and villages come and join in the weekly drama workshops which are delivered in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.

Each week students will engage in a range of activities including: Theatre Games, Stage Craft, Mime, Physical Theatre, Script Work, Stage Combat, Voice and Improvisation.

It's a free ticket to explore all the wickedness, kindness, strangeness and wonderfulness of human beings. And when these brave little actors get their teeth into it, it’s very exciting to watch.

Sarah Plowright, Director of The Drama Club

We're interested in establishing a community of young people who enjoy creating theatre. In my mind, the best theatre is always created by the commitment and imagination of an ensemble of actors.

Aaron Bixley, Director of The Drama Club

How your child will benefit:

For your child, The Drama Club will be all about fun.

At The Drama Club we know that having fun is a serious business. Our weekly sessions will help your child acquire better concentration, a richer vocabulary, higher self esteem and a whole range of social and creative attributes that can make all the difference to their confidence and independence.

The Drama Club is run by industry professionals with an extensive knowledge of theatre performance, and theatre for young people. Workshop leaders have Enhanced DBS Disclosure checks and public liability insurance.

The Drama Club believes in the contribution Drama can make to the quality of children's lives in school and beyond.


Whilst we encourage our young Drama Club members to work hard to reach their potential we recognise that the sessions should always be about having fun.

During the first term we will spend a lot of time playing drama games, developing confidence and getting to know each other. We will be using our imaginations and our bodies during role play and improvisation to create fun scenes and stories.

The second term will focus more on learning and developing new acting skills. We will look closer at improvisation, physical theatre and mime. Depending on the group, we may introduce some script work to help us with our story telling, however this would only be a few lines and could easily be achieved in class.

At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsal for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of year at school. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.


The aim is to develop the groups acting skills in a fun, safe environment. Students will be challenged to push themselves to their full potential. We will look at drama games that develop their confidence, the notion of team work and mutual respect.

As workshop leaders we work the group extremely hard, asking high standards of both performance and commitment within the sessions.

The workshops will explore the use of physical theatre, improvisation and mime to tell our stories in a more creative way. We will be looking at scripts, voice work, exploring character motivation and development, and there will be an opportunity to learn stage combat.

The Drama Club would compliment students studying GCSEs in Drama and we would be more than happy to assist with any audition speeches/readings students need to work on.

At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsals for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of the school year. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.


The Drama Club @ Rosebird Community Hall

The Rosebird Centre
Shipston Road,
CV37 8LU

Every Thursday during term time:

4:15 – 5:15pm : 7 to 11 years

5:15 – 6:15pm : 12 to 16 years

£5.00 per session. A terms fees is payable in advance.

Term Start

Term End

Thursday 10th September

Thursday 22nd October

No Drama Club on Thursday 29th October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Thursday 5th November - Half Term

Thursday 12th November

Thursday 10th December

12 Weeks

The Drama Club @ Stratford Primary School

Stratford Primary School
Broad Street,
CV37 6HN

Every Wednesday during term time:

3:30pm – 4:30pm

For registration and payment, please contact the School Office

Term Start

Term End

Wednesday 9th September

Wednesday 21st October

No Drama Club on Wednesday 28th October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Wednesday 4th November - Half Term

Wednesday 11th November

Wednesday 9th December

12 Weeks

Arts Award



The Drama Club is offering a unique opportunity for young people between the ages of 12 and 19 to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Find out what inspires you, share your talents, and you'll walk away with an award that makes a real difference in the world of work and the arts.

To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 national qualification, young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others.

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it's up to them.

To achieve Silver, Level 2 (QCF credit value 10) students will begin to take on leadership roles, they will help plan, create and deliver a project. They will also research arts events and arts career pathways.

The Clore
13 Waterside,
CV37 6BA

Tuesdays during term time:

4.45pm – 5.45pm : Arts Award, 12 to 19 years

£8.50 per session.

Term StartTerm End

Tuesday 8th September

Tuesday 20th October

No Drama Club on Tuesday 27th October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Tuesday 3rd November - Half Term

Tuesday 10th November

Tuesday 24th November

10 Weeks

You can find out more about the Arts Award at

For enquiries, or to register please email, or telephone 07804848674.

The Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Employers and colleges recognise it as proof of your skills and commitment.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Arts Award is open to anyone aged up to 25, and embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

LAMDA logo

At The Drama Club, we are delighted to be offering LAMDA qualifications in the following performance disciplines:

  • Acting
  • Devised Drama
  • Miming
  • Shakespeare

LAMDA coaching sessions are taught as solo sessions or in small groups and can be conducted online via a secure portal.

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. Offering practical examinations and providing young people to develop the life skills they need to be a success: such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

For enquiries, or to register please email, or telephone 07804 848674


Stratford Youth Centre Logo

Stratford Youth Theatre CIC is the performance arm of The Drama Club, Stratford-upon-Avon.

We only meet as Stratford Youth Theatre when we are preparing a production, but we meet as The Drama Club weekly during term time. Stratford Youth Theatre CIC aims to create opportunities for young people between the ages of 7 & 20 to explore the arts in a fun, safe and stimulating environment, as well as supporting them to undertake the nationally recognised DofE and Arts Awards.

We would like to help more people engage in the arts, develop new skills and grow in confidence, some will develop their leadership skills and for others it will help define their creative futures

Please take a look at our website and our Facebook page and get in touch if you know a child or young person who is interested in joining us.


Sarah Plowright

Sarah Plowright

Sarah Plowright, trained at East 15 Acting school and worked extensively as an Actor before beginning a 15 year career in the RSC Costume Department. Having worked as drama teacher at The Dupont School in Leicester and workshop leader for Speakeasy Theatre Company, Sarah is now co-founder of The Drama Club and a Director of Stratford Youth Theatre CIC.

Aaron Bixley

Aaron Bixley

Aaron Bixley, won a scholarship to study at Guilford School of Acting. He then worked as an Actor/Director for 17 years and is former Head of Drama at The Croft Preparatory School in Stratford upon Avon and Arnold Lodge School where he directed over 45 productions! He now works for The Drama Club full-time. Aaron is also a Director of Stratford Youth Theatre CIC, works as a freelance director and is co-founder of The Drama Club.

The Legend of Robin Hood

The Snow Queen

Noughts and Crosses

Shakespeare Showcase


The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

The Tempest