Brighton & Hove, and Lewes Children’s Drama Clubs

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Drama 8 – 11 yrs St Luke’s Primary School
3.10 – 4.30pm

Drama 8 – 11 yrs
St Luke’s Primary School
3.10 – 4.30pm

7-11s Drama @ St Luke’s is more than just a drama club, it is an inclusive and supportive environment for young actors to express themselves and explore ideas that they find exciting. By coming to ThirdSpace’s acting club at St Luke’s, kids can make friends and learn from professional drama coaches, theatre directors, and tutors. This is the perfect acting class for children who want to explore theatre, puppetry, and movement. Every year we host public performances in professional venues, where our young actors can show friends and family and the public what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed.

We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.

Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.

If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing-Lighting

Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration


Prices

Standard – £21 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

Drama 11 – 16 yrs 17th Hove Scout Group HQ
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Drama 11 – 16 yrs
17th Hove Scout Group HQ
4:00 – 5:30 pm

11-16s Monday Drama @ 17th Scout Hut is more than just an Acting Class for teenagers, it is an inclusive and supportive environment in which we provide a nurturing and safe space for our students to express and explore ideas that they might find challenging and exciting. These youth drama classes focus on drama skills and work towards professional scale performances and everyone is welcome whether beginners or experienced. Writers, Directors, Producers, and Makers are all welcome and we work together co-creating with young people.

We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.

Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.

If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing-Lighting

Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration

Prices

This club is FREE to those from the West Hove area and those belonging to families receiving certain benefits.

Drama 12-16 yrs Brighton Youth Centre
4:30 – 6:30pm

Drama 12-16 yrs
Brighton Youth Centre
4:30 – 6:30pm

12-16s Drama @ BYC is more than just an acting class. These teenage clubs take place in an inclusive and supportive environment in which we provide a nurturing and safe space for our students to express themselves and explore ideas that they might find challenging and exciting. These youth drama classes focus on drama skills and work towards professional scale performances and everyone is welcome whether beginners or experienced.

We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.



Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.



If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing-Lighting

Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration


Prices

Standard – £53 monthly Sibling discount – £47.70 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

Stage Combat 8 – 16 yrs St Mary’s Church Hall
4:30 – 6:00pm

Stage Combat 8 – 16 yrs
St Mary’s Church Hall
4:30 – 6:00pm

Stage Combat @ St Mary’s is a specialist Drama Club where you can learn the art of Stage Fighting and Stage Combat – both armed and non-armed. It is an inclusive and supportive environment in which we provide a friendly and safe Space for our students to learn the professional skills used in stage fighting and stunt work. Both absolute beginners and advanced students are welcome.



They will learn how to create artistic stage fights that look realistic and effective, action packed stunt sequences, and learn how to react effectively to portray pain and injury to an audience. The class has students ages 8-16 so there is a real breadth of experience and learning that happens.



They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.

Prices

Standard – £39.50 monthly Sibling discount – £35.55 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £23.70 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

Drama 7 – 11 yrs Crew Club Whitehawk
4.45 – 6.15pm

Drama 7 – 11 yrs
Crew Club Whitehawk
4.45 – 6.15pm

Have you got a young star in your family? 7-11s Drama @ Crew Club is the acting club that will turn your budding young actor into a celebrity. Based in the Crew Club, this acting class is free for anyone from low-income families or who are on free school meals. It’s a drama class for kids where they will learn how to be an actor and use their talents to shine. By joining this drama club, your children will get a chance to be part of the junior actors company and perform to the public, showcasing what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. This acting club is for everyone, it doesn’t matter what experience or skills you’ve got.

We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.

Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.

If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing-Lighting

Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – CollaborationHave you got a young star in your family? 7-11s Drama @ Crew Club is the acting club that will turn your budding young actor into a celebrity. Based in the Crew Club, this acting class is free for anyone from low-income families or who are on free school meals. It’s a drama class for kids where they will learn how to be an actor and use their talents to shine. By joining this drama club, your children will get a chance to be part of the junior actors company and perform to the public, showcasing what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. This acting club is for everyone, it doesn’t matter what experience or skills you’ve got.

We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.

Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.



If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing-Lighting

Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration

Prices

This club is FREE to those from the Whitehawk area and those belonging to families receiving certain benefits.

Theatre Writing 12+ yrs Brighton Youth Centre
6.40 – 8.10pm

Theatre Writing 12+ yrs
Brighton Youth Centre
6.40 – 8.10pm

This weekly writing club is for anyone and everyone, whether you’re a daily scribbler or are completely new to writing. As long as you love stories and are interested in telling them, these workshops are for you. We will play games, respond to writing prompts, share our ideas, and experiment with new approaches to storytelling. We will be exploring writing in all its forms, from scripts and short stories to poetry and songwriting. There are as many ways to write as there are stories to tell. This will be a space for imaginations to run wild, and for ideas to take us where they want to go.

Although the sessions will be loose in structure and shaped by the ideas that we come up with, each workshop will focus on a particular aspect of storytelling (structure, dialogue, adaptation etc) and introduce new exercises to explore these themes. A typical workshop might involve:

A group mindfulness exercise followed by flow-writing (time to write whatever comes into your mind in the moment)

Engaging in communal forms of storytelling and world-building through collaborative games

Writing in response to prompts (these may be language based but they might also take the form of a song, a painting, a dream, or anything else that we might choose)

Reading our own work, or reading the work of others

Learning to give and receive supportive feedback when developing a piece of writing

Prices

Standard – £20 monthly Sibling discount – £18 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £15 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

Wednesdays

Drama 7 – 11 yrs West Blatchington Primary School
3.10 – 4.30pm

Drama 7 – 11 yrs
West Blatchington Primary School
3.10 – 4.30pm

Is one of your kids a star in the making? 7-11s Drama @ West Blatchington is the acting club that will turn your budding young actor into a celebrity. Based at West Blatchington primary school, this acting class is free for anyone from low-income families or who are on free school meals. It’s a drama class for kids where they will learn how to be an actor and use their talents to shine. By joining this drama club, your children will get a chance to be part of the junior actors company and perform to the public, showcasing what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. This acting club is for everyone, it doesn’t matter what experience or skills you’ve got.

Prices

This club is FREE to pupils from West Blatchington Primary School and those belonging to families receiving certain benefits. 

Drama 16+ yrs Brighton Youth Centre
5.30 – 7.30pm

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    Drama 16+ yrs
    Brighton Youth Centre
    5.30 – 7.30pm

    This weekly 16-24 club works like a drama school in Brighton where everyone is welcome without auditions. For young actors, producers, writers or directors, we come together, train in drama skills and make professional level theatre productions. We offer mentoring for Drama School Auditions and training in Theatre Industry Skills. There is the opportunity for paid work, including street performance work. Our highlights include making professional level shows for Brighton Dome and Festival and winning awards at Brighton Fringe. This young theatre company is a supportive environment in which young people have the space to explore ideas that are emotionally, intellectually, and politically challenging. These youth drama classes focus on drama skills and work towards professional-scale performances and everyone is welcome whether beginners or experienced. This is also a great place to make friends and have a focus in your gap year, during or after A-Levels or university.

    Prices

    £53 monthly | Sibling discount – £47.70 monthly | Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly |Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits and we offer an in-kind support programme for any young person who would not be able to attend due to cost.

    Thursdays

    Drama 5 – 8 yrs Hanover Community Centre
    3.40 – 4.40pm

    Drama 5 – 8 yrs
    Hanover Community Centre
    3.40 – 4.40pm

    Are you looking for your child to join a drama club in Hanover? 5-8s Drama @ Hanover takes place at the Community Centre and is more than just an acting club, it is a supportive and inclusive environment for young actors to express themselves, exploring ideas they find exciting and fun. By coming to ThirdSpace’s acting club at Hanover Community Centre, kids aged 5-8 can make friends and learn from professional drama coaches, theatre directors, and tutors. This is the perfect acting class for children who want to explore theatre, puppetry, and movement. Every year we host public performances in professional venues, where our young actors can show friends and family and the public what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. It’s the perfect opportunity for your children to learn something fun straight after school. Just one hour a week and one of the cheapest acting clubs in Brighton.

    Prices

    £26.50 monthly | Sibling discount: £23.85 monthly | Concession and current ThirdSpace members: £15.90 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Drama 6-8 yrs All Saints Centre, Lewes
    3:45 – 4:45 pm

    Drama 6-8 yrs
    All Saints Centre, Lewes
    3:45 – 4:45 pm

    6-8s Drama @ All Saints Centre is more than just a drama club, it is an inclusive and supportive environment for young actors to express themselves and explore ideas that they find exciting. By coming to ThirdSpace’s acting club in the heart of Lewes, kids can make friends and learn from our brilliant drama tutors. This is the perfect acting class for children who want to explore theatre, puppetry, and movement. Every year we host public performances in professional venues, where our young actors can show friends and family and the public what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed.

    We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.

    Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

    They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.

    If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

    Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing – Lighting

    Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration

    Prices

    Standard: £24.30 monthly Sibling discount: £21.87 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members: £14.58 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs Hanover Centre Brighton
    4.40 – 6.10pm

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs
    Hanover Centre Brighton
    4.40 – 6.10pm

    Looking for a local drama club in Brighton for your 8-12 year old? ThirdSpace Theatre holds weekly acting classes during term time at the Hanover Community Centre. 8-12s Drama @ Hanover is more than just an acting club, it is an inclusive, supportive environment for young actors to express and find themselves, exploring ideas they find exciting and fun. By joining up and coming to drama classes, children aged 8-12 can make friends for life and learn from professional drama tutors, theatre directors, and coaches. Starting half an hour after most schools finish, this is the perfect after-school drama club for kids who want to explore theatre, movement, and puppetry. Every year we host public performances in professional venues in Brighton, where our young actors can show family and friends – and the public – what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. It’s the perfect opportunity for your children to learn something fun that will be useful for a future in the performing arts.

    Prices

    £39.50 monthly | Sibling discount: £35.55 monthly | Concession and current ThirdSpace members: £23.70 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Drama 9 – 12 yrs All Saints Centre, Lewes
    5:00 – 6:30 pm

    Drama 9 – 12 yrs
    All Saints Centre, Lewes
    5:00 – 6:30 pm

    9-12s Drama @ All Saints Centre is more than just a drama club, it is an inclusive and supportive environment for young actors to express themselves and explore ideas that they find exciting. By coming to ThirdSpace’s acting club in the heart of Lewes, kids can make friends and learn from our brilliant drama tutors. This is the perfect acting class for children who want to explore theatre, puppetry, and movement. Every year we host public performances in professional venues, where our young actors can show friends and family and the public what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed.

    We make theatre, and that includes all elements of it. Our students will be fully immersed in the real world of theatre and what it is to be part of an ensemble theatre company.



    Our students not only work with a variety of internationally celebrated scripts and playwrights, they also have the opportunity to create original productions.

    They will gain invaluable experience working on productions from start to finish, including experience working behind the scenes, Technical Production, Directing, and Script Writing. They will learn on the move as they work towards industry-standard public productions, and have the opportunity to take part in large-scale commissioned productions with the likes of Brighton Festival.



    If your young person joins today, they will develop skills in:

    Voice – Movement – Public Speaking – Devising – Writing – Directing – Lighting

    Creativity – Communication – Confidence – Concentration – Collaboration

    Prices

    Standard: £36.45 monthly Sibling discount: £32.81 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members: £21.87 monthly Free Drama Classes Free places are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less. If you select a free place, we will get in touch to ask for proof of your eligibility.

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs Blatchington Mill School
    6 – 8pm

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs
    Blatchington Mill School
    6 – 8pm

    12-16s Drama @ Blatchington Mill is an exciting acting club for teenagers actors, directors, writers, and theatre makers set an inclusive and supportive youth environment in which we provide a nurturing and safe space for our students to express and challenge themselves. Be part of Brighton’s Youth Theatre and focus on drama skills and work towards professional scale performances. We have reduced price places for those attending Blatchington Mill School.

    Prices

    £53 monthly Sibling discount | £47.70 monthly Concession and current | ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Saturdays

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs BHASVIC
    9.45 – 11.45am

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs
    BHASVIC
    9.45 – 11.45am

    Do you want your child to learn new skills and make new friends at the weekend? 8-12s Weekend Drama @ BHASVIC is something fantastic for them to do on Saturdays. In this inclusive, supportive acting club, our professional drama tutors, theatre directors, and coaches provide a friendly and safe space for our young actors to express themselves and explore exciting ideas. Every weekend during term time, kids will spend two hours at their favourite drama club learning new acting skills and developing their performance techniques. As well as this, every year we host public performances in professional venues in Brighton, where our young actors can show family and friends – and the public – what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. This drama class is the perfect opportunity for your children to learn something fun that will be useful for a future in the performing arts.

    Prices

    £53 monthly | Sibling discount – £47.70 monthly | Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs Brighton Youth Centre
    10am – 12pm

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs
    Brighton Youth Centre
    10am – 12pm

    12-16s Weekend Youth Drama @Brighton Youth Centre. This Brighton Drama Club is more than just an Acting Class for teenagers, it is an inclusive and supportive environment in which we provide a nurturing and safe space for our students to express and explore ideas that they might find challenging and exciting. These youth drama classes focus on drama skills and work towards professional scale performances and everyone is welcome whether beginners or experienced. Writers, Directors, Producers, and Makers are all welcome and we work together co-creating with young people.

    Prices

    £53 monthly | Sibling discount – £47.70 monthly Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs Hollingdean Community Centre
    10 – 12pm

    Drama 8 – 12 yrs
    Hollingdean Community Centre
    10 – 12pm

    Is there a young star in your family? 8-12s Drama @ Hollingdean is the acting club that will turn the young actor in your family into a rising star. This drama club takes place every weekend during term time and is free for anyone from low-income families or who are on free school meals. It’s a drama class for kids where they will learn how to be an actor and use their talents to shine. By joining this acting club, your children will get a chance to be part of the junior actors company and perform in public, showcasing what they have learned and the acting skills they have developed. This drama club is for everyone, no matter their experience or skills you’ve got.

    Prices

    This club is FREE to those from the Hollingdean area and those belonging to families receiving certain benefits.

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs BHASVIC College
    12 – 2pm

    Drama 12 – 16 yrs
    BHASVIC College
    12 – 2pm

    12-16s Weekend Drama @ BHASVIC is more than just an acting class for teenagers, it is an inclusive and supportive environment in which we provide a nurturing and safe space for our students to co-create theatre and explore ideas that they might find challenging and exciting. These youth drama classes focus on drama skills and work towards professional scale performances and everyone is welcome whether beginners or experienced.

    Prices

    £53 monthly | Sibling discount – £47.70 monthly | Concession and current ThirdSpace members – £31.80 monthly | Places also available for FREE for those on certain benefits

    Fees and Free Places:

    Payment is taken by Direct Debit through our payment provider, London & Zurich. Payment is taken monthly even during the school holidays, which helps to spread the cost into more manageable amounts across the year.

    Subsidised Places

    Subsidised places are available to students from low income households and in various other circumstances. We operate the subsidised places on a ‘honesty and self-certified’ policy which means we leave it as an option at checkout and do not ask for proof.

    Free Drama Classes

    Four of our clubs are completely free – West Hove, Crew Club, Hollingdean, and West Blatchington. You must either be from these areas or on benefits as detailed below to join these three clubs.

    Free places in our other clubs are also available for those in receipt of income-related Free School Meals (not including universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1), Disability Allowance (parent/carer/child/young person), or for families receiving Universal Credit where the overall household income (including UC) is £25,500 or less.

    You cannot book free places online, so if you would like to apply for a free place, please get in touch.

    Parents/carers of students who attend either the Free Clubs (Hollingdean, Crew Club, and West Blatchington) or have been given a free place in another club and feel they are able to make a donation to help us continue providing free spaces can do so here.

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    If you have a question about a specific class, please click on the “Enquire Here” button below the class you are interested in. 

    For any other questions about our Brighton courses please call Dave on +44 (0) 7784 589 244 or contact us here

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