Lewes Drama Collective - LDC (formerly Lewes Theatre Youth Group - LTYG)
Award winning Lewes Drama Collective - Acting classes and holiday workshops in Lewes, East Sussex
Lewes Drama Collective students meet during school term time to learn about the world of performing arts through fun drama games and theatre productions that will provide the skills needed to become a performing artist.
In addition, members may also try their hands at stage management, directing, lighting and sound, as well as a variety of theatre production skills.
Learning how to act
Groups are coached and directed by professional actors and teachers who use specialist acting exercises, games and focused drama workshops to create a didactic experience that will drive the students to achieve their best whilst having a great time.
Our stage acting and performing arts learning process involves:
- character analysis and development
- vocal training
- movement and interpretation
- text evaluation
- scene study
- regular feedback
- individual and group tuition
As well as performing monologues, taking on scripted roles and devising their own pieces, students can work with experienced back stage crews in order to learn more about the entire process of theatre production.
We are proud to offer our students regular access to the stage at the All Saints Centre in Lewes for annual major productions as well as smaller stage show opportunities at The White Hart Hotel.
Led by Tim Rowland and James Firth-Haydon, we produce a number of major, medium and small theatre production and shows each year within our programme, enabling all drama students to practice their craft in different stage settings.
Productions and Performances
Our Thursday Youth Group has been running for over a decade, whilst our Junior Club was founded in 2015 and have already put on some great productions, including The Wizard of Oz by Alfred Bradley from the story by L. Frank Baum and Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of The Jungle Book.
In the past, our youth group members have presented shows on stage as part of Lewes Little Theatre's main season, including His Dark Materials - Part 1, Robin Hood, Around the World in 80 Days, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Other plays that we have performed within our own season include The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, Collected Grimm's Tales, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies and a number of unique variety shows wherein students choose their own pieces and performing arts methods.
Browse our gallery to see our photos of some of our entertaining and successful productions.
Students are aged 5 years and up, and come from Lewes (East Sussex, UK), surrounding towns and villages within the area.
Most members have been with our group for at least 2 years, with some for over 10 years and some only recently having joined.
We are always happy to welcome new members and offers a free taster session to any young person who would like to try before they commit.
100% learning experience
Our Student Satisfaction Survey, we were delighted to see that 100% of our students enjoy workshops, whilst feeling that they are learning and more able to focus on tasks.
It is very reassuring that since the students have started with us, the majority also feel more positive, better about themselves and more confident when trying something new.
Here are just a few comments from some of our students:
- “I joined to learn how to act and be on stage. What I like most is that the tutors teach us like professionals.”
- “Being a member means I can learn new styles of acting.”
- “To further my drama skills I joined and have since learnt many on stage and off stage techniques.”
Offering fun and educational weekly drama workshops for ages 5 and up, we also provide additional professional one-to-one tutoring opportunities and expert advice on Saturday mornings...
An opportunity for girls and boys aged between 5 and 10 years to learn about the world of performing arts through fun drama games and theatre productions during term time each Thursday between 5pm and 6pm.
Our largest group of 11 to 19 year olds meet Thursdays 7pm until 9pm during school terms to rehearse each term for a new production. The group present major productions which require additional rehearsals on some Wednesdays and Sundays.
Advanced tuition with the opportunity to take Trinity College London’s Acting and Speaking Exams. Classes run term time only from 9:30am until 11:30am and are suitable for people aged 11 and up
Break free from your day to day routine, forget your responsibilities for a while and participate in freedom of movement and expression. Join us each Monday evening (in line with East Sussex school term dates) between 7pm and 9pm to learn how to act, improve your presentation skills, boost your self confidence and develop your understanding of performing arts techniques.
During Easter and summer school holidays we offer very interactive and didactic experiences incorporating fun games and professional exercises, that develop key skills and help students push themselves further as performing artists.
New students receive a FREE Drama Taster Session.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Cancellation Policy: For any of our groups, workshops or classes we require at least 2 weeks notice for any cancellation of membership.
If a student starts the term and leaves, no refund can be offered, or if no payment has been made before the term begins and no notice has been given then a £15 cancellation fee will apply.
Mr Tim Rowland, BA (Hons) Perf. Arts (act)
Tim trained at Sir Paul McCartneys’ Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and has worked as a professional performer, writer and director for over 15 years. He is a fully qualified (QTS) and experienced Performing Arts teacher and has jointly run the group since 2010. He is fully CRB / DBS checked.
James Firth-Haydon, BA (Hons) Perf. Arts
After graduating from London’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 1996, James has been a member of three theatre companies as an actor and has been involved with Lewes Little Theatre in main stage productions as well as teaching the group since it was restarted at Lewes Little Theatre in 2009.
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The White Hart Hotel
55 High Street
Telephone: 07793 081346
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From Our Timetable:
1: Junior Drama Classes in Lewes
Thursdays at 17:00 - 18:00
Lewes Drama Collective: 07793 081346
Thursdays during term time only from 5pm to 6pm for girls and boys aged between 5 and 10 years.
The cost per child differs each term depending on how many weeks there are within each term.
Free taster session available for new students!
To book a place in our Junior Club, please call Tim on 07793 081346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org