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Welcome to our Performing Arts Resource and comprehensive Directory of schools and classes. It is our aim to bring you the biggest and best variety in the UK. The site is run by a team of Industry experts who are always keen to help and advise.

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All the Worlds a Stage

In April Shakespeare was 450 years old! It is quite incredible when you start to give it some thought how many years theatre has been an active profession, pass time and form entertainment for millions of people. The term ‘Drama’ is comes from the Greek word ‘Action’ which is derived from the verb’ to do’ or ‘to act’.

The Acting of ‘Drama’ is performed usually in a Theatre in front of an audience. However anywhere can be a theatre, any space can easily be transformed into a perfect venue to perform a play. Many productions during the summer months perform outdoors making it a perfect setting for many of Shakespeare’s plays.

Theatre is an extremely exciting media, from straight plays, to comedy to tragedy and of course the wonderful world of musical Theatre, there really is something for everyone no matter what your taste is.

Improvisation is another form of theatre and has been an essential part of an actors training. Using improvisation you can build on scripted work, create new work and get yourself out of those hideous moments when all the lines have drifted out of your head and you are devoid of anything the playwright has written. Having strong Impro skills you can be confident that you can get yourself out of those tricky moments that every actor dreads!

Here is a short video on Greek Theatre.

If you would like to find out more about the world of Theatre or TV and Film please visit our resource pages.

Children's Performing Arts Schools

Performing Arts, TV , Film and Dance schools offer young children a really great way to build confidence and learn essential life skills that stay with them as they develop into adults. By sending your young child to a part time School or drama club you can be sure they will be learning lots of interaction skills that will help them to communicate with both other children, parents and their teachers. Drama is a great way to improve listening and literacy skills, through improvisation children learn how to react appropriately in any situation.

With two children of my own I have witnessed the huge benefits first hand; their drama has been an essential part of their development. The communication tools that they learnt in their classes they took to the school room, home to the dinner table and consequently meal times were always lively with news of their school days. I worry now that families no longer have time to eat together which is why learning life skills at their local Acting school or after school club can be so beneficial.

I believe learning to communicate effectively could really cut down on potential social problems and as they mature into teenagers the skills and tools they will learn from Classes will be paramount to ensuring that they grow into well rounded individuals.

Here at it is our intention to help and guide those interested in the Performing Arts by offering an excellent choice of UK schools for children and adults.

 Adult classes for the keen amateur.

It is quite incredible how adult classes have become quite the extra activity for adults. Taking acting or improvisation classes can be a great way to improve your comedy, listening and social skills. You will also make some great new friends!

Many schools also offer post graduate courses if you are late starter and want to discover if you have something to offer the industry then we can help you find information on what is available to you.

One of the most social acting classes I have discovered is Drama Nights a company providing short adult courses in Richmond, Bath and Bristol. The evening classes are held in pubs making a night out a really great ocassion. Use our search at the top of the page to find out more.

It doesn't matter how old you are it is never too late to follow your dreams or just try something different, who knows what you might discover!

 We do hope you find a suitable class, course, club or holiday workshop on our site, please spread the word and help make THE best online resource for Performing Arts Schools.