actfirst drama® – After School Drama Groups

after school drama groups

Returning to drama and Covid-19 protocols

I’m delighted that classes have now resumed for the Summer Term 2021. Please note that the Seniors class (Tuesday 6:30) and the Juniors class (Weds 3:50) are full this term.

As always, there will be a maximum of 15 in all groups. Now, each group will be a ‘bubble’ and, therefore, will not be able to mix with other groups. In order to allow for time to clean and disinfect surfaces between classes, timings will be as follows:

Tuesdays: Inter 2: 5pm to 6:15pm.   Seniors: 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Wednesdays: Juniors: 3:50pm to 5:05pm.    Inter 1:  5:20pm to 6:35pm

There will be appropriate safety measures in place, including the following:

  • Disinfecting surfaces (eg tables, chair backs, toilets, taps, and washbasins) between classes.
  • All students will either wash their hands or apply hand sanitiser (provided) at the start of their class.
  • Students will each have their own chair/space for their belongings, spaced well apart.
  • Windows and internal doors open to let in as much fresh air as possible.
  • Sneezing/coughing. We will adhere to the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. Please provide your child with tissues
  • If anyone has symptoms during the class (eg temperature, new persistent cough, feeling unwell) they will be isolated, but supervised, and their parent will be immediately contacted to collect their child and get a test.
  • Drama games, exercises and script work will be carefully chosen so we can social distance as much as possible and avoid physical contact.
  • They’ll still be learning new skills, playing roles, and having FUN!

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 teamwork 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 Jacquie 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:

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

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

Summer term 2021 provisional dates:

27th April to 6th July 2021

Half term break – 1st June

Fees are £120.00 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:

7 – 9 years (Juniors): 3:50pm – 5:05pm.

10 – 12 year olds (Intermediates 1):  5:20pm – 6:35pm 

Summer term 2021:

28th April to 7th July 2021

Half term break – 2nd June

Fees are £120.00 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.