actfirst drama® – After School Drama Groups

after school drama groups
Established in 1999, the aim of the weekly drama groups is to develop children’s knowledge of drama and performance skills – mainly acting – also incorporating mime and musical theatre (depending on the term’s theme). Also, through drama, to develop the communication, confidence and team-work skills essential to their future careers. The emphasis is on fun!

Each term is themed and culminates in a performance or class demonstration, to which parents and friends are invited. Drama groups take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (depending on the age of the child). There is at least one performance a year at a professional theatre – usually this is at Hampton Hill Theatre (there is a small admittance charge for these of about £6 – £7 to cover the extra costs).
The drama groups are run by professional drama teacher and theatre director, Jacquie Kirke.

One free trial class is offered to interested students, subject to availability. Please contact us for details.


Tuesday after school drama groups:

Location: St. Francis de Sales Church, Wellington Rd, Hampton Hill TW12 1JR.
(see location map on the right)

Classes and times:

8-10 year olds (Juniors 2): 4pm – 5:15pm

12–14 year olds (Intermediates 2): 5:15 – 6:30pm 

14-17 year olds  (Seniors):   6:30pm – 7:45pm    

Autumn term 2019 dates:

10th September to 10th December 2019.

Half term break – 29th October

In addition to the above dates, the Juniors and Intermediates will be performing at Hampton Hill Theatre on Tuesday 17th December 2019, and the Seniors on Monday 16th December.

Fees are £125.00 per student per term.

To book a place, go to our booking page where you can pay using PayPal or a credit card


Wednesday after school drama groups:

Location: St. Francis de Sales Church, Wellington Rd, Hampton Hill TW12 1JR.
(see location map on the right)

Classes and times:

6 – 8 years (Juniors 1): 4pm – 5pm.

10 – 12 year olds (Intermediates 1):  5:15pm – 6:30pm 

Autumn term 2019 dates:

11th September to 11th December 2019.

Half term break – 30th October

In addition to the above dates, the Juniors and Intermediates will be performing at Hampton Hill Theatre on Tuesday 17th December 2019, and the Seniors on Monday 16th December.

Fees are £125.00 per student per term.

To book a place, go to our booking page where you can pay using PayPal or a credit card

For more information, call or email me at [email protected]


Conditions of inclusions on the course:

Children should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
actfirst reserves the right to exclude any child who is persistently disruptive, or refuses to participate in class activities. In this case a refund could not be claimed. (N.B. This has never happened so far!)
Places are limited, and allocated on a first come first served basis. You will be informed if a place has been allocated.