Acting schools and Drama classes in Gauteng

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For budding actors and actresses, drama classes are the ideal place to get your child in the right direction. Kids will enjoy learning creativity and expression of self through drama. You will find drama classes in Gauteng, for young and old.

Drama classes encourage children to trust their abilities and ideas. Confidence gained from attending drama lessons apply to school, career, and life. Kids learn and grow as they assume different roles which are important in development of young minds. Children that are shy or withdrawn are able to use a platform where they are free and uninhibited.

Rewards for enrolling your child for drama classes


There are numerous rewards in enrolling your child for drama classes:
- Drama classes are fun and exciting. Humour and play are important to expressing themselves so kids are less likely to feel stressed out.
- Confidence is built as kids become more in tune with themselves and on stage.
- Learning to improvise helps children deal with difficult situations should they encounter them.
- Taking on different characters and roles develops empathy and compassion.
- Social skills are improved as children interact with many different people along the way.
- Learning and coping with disappointment is important in developing whole individuals.
- Dealing with stress for auditions also helps kids in other aspects of their lives, well into adulthood.
- Clarity of speech is enhanced.
National Children's Theatre (NCT) Reviews
Parktown Johannesburg
Professional children's theatre productions and kids birthday parties
From 3 yrs - All ages

Laurie Active
Wilgeheuwel Johannesburg West
We offer after school programs, homework supervision, gymnastic dancing, acrobatic dancing, drama activities, singing activites, jazz dance, hip hop dance with transport provided
From 4 yrs - All ages

Little Actors Academy Centurion
Centurion Pretoria / Tshwane
Unique and fun extra mural offered as private lessons, and at selected preschools, to help build creativity, imagination, self-confidence, improved speech and general good manners.
From 3 - 9 yrs old

JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts Reviews
Linden Johannesburg
Our academy offers quality tuition for children and teens in all aspects of the performing arts and presents group classes in diverse forms of dance plus individualized acting and singing coaching.
From 3 yrs - All ages

Buzz, BZE & BAPA workshops
Bryanston
Drama, Dance and Singing workshops for kidz Building confidence, original music, high energy fun!
From 3 - 13 yrs old

National Academy of Performing Arts
Mulbarton Johannesburg South
Acting/Drama Classes and Individual Training - Weekly classes & workshops.
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Little Actors Academy Fourways / Bryanston
Fourways Johannesburg
Weekly extra mural activity to build self confidence, improve speech and general good manners
From 3 - 9 yrs old

Roodepoort Theatre
Roodepoort Johannesburg
Theatre productions for kids and adults
All ages

Drama JunXion Deals
Northriding Johannesburg North; Randburg Johannesburg; West Rand
Through acting, monologues, movement, improvisation, mime and clowning we develop confidence, language, communication, focus & listening skills.
From 3 yrs - All ages

ADK-Drama Fourways
Fourways Johannesburg North
Fun and interactive drama classes, movement and speech training, improved confidence, communication skills, and so much more! Small groups.
From 5 yrs - All ages

Rayzelle Joy Performing Art
Bryanston Johannesburg North
Drama and acting classes for kids aged 5 to 18 years old which includes Trinity Speech and Drama Training.This is a great choice for students at all levels.
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Buzz4Schools
Various areas Gauteng
Teachers, Extramurals, Drama, Dance, Singing, Schools, Training, Teacher-Training
From 3 yrs - All ages

Theatre On The Square
Sandton North Johannesburg North
Childrens Theatre Workshops at Old Mutual Theatre On The Square

Pretoria Youth Theatre
Irene Pretoria South / Tshwane
Goldilocks Theatre kids entertainment. Holiday entertainment. Things to do in the holidays.
All ages

Fame Academy
Sandton Johannesburg
Performing Arts Holiday Workshops: Singing Dancing Acting
From 6 - 16 yrs old

Sibikwa Arts Centre
Benoni East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Sibikwa is a Visionary Arts Centre that promotes quality arts education, theatre and performance training and job creation in South Africa.
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Little Actors Academy Head Office
Various areas South Africa
Do you love kids and want to be your own boss? This business is a unique extra mural for kids to build self confidence, improve speech and general good manners
From 3 - 9 yrs old

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Jo'burg North West Reviews
Fourways Johannesburg North
Drama Academy for children aged 5 to 18 in North West Johannesburg
From 3 yrs - All ages

Hillbrow Theatre Project
Hillbrow Johannesburg
Hillbrow theatre project, drama workshops, singing & dancing classes for kids, shows, theatre productions
All ages

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Jo'burg
Various areas Johannesburg
Drama and acting lessons, theatre studies, performing arts for kids and teens.
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Helen O Grady Drama Academy Midrand and Pretoria
Pretoria South / Tshwane; Johannesburg North
Acting and Developing Confidence - Drama for ages 5 - 18yrs.
From 3 - 18 yrs old

LALT Theatre House
Boksburg East Rand / Ekurhuleni
The LALT Theatre House effortlessly brings together talent, style and elegance, while still respecting the true and inspirational atmospheric roots of the performing arts. Offering drama, acting & ballet lessons for kids & teens.
From 4 - 18 yrs old

Trained professional instructors offering drama classes are well-equipped to handle kids of all ages. Their aim is to train students as professional actors for stage (theatre or musical theatre) and camera based work (film and television shows). Acting classes may sometimes be combined with training in singing and other performing arts. Should your child be excelling, he/she can continue into adulthood which may lead to a professional career in acting and drama.

Drama examinations ensure that what the drama school is teaching meets with certain standards. There are various examinations including the Trinity College London exam, Eistedfodd and Royal school exams, just to name a few. For younger children, drama classes are usually meant to introduce kids to the idea of acting and performing on stage before they reach a level where they need to be examined on what they’ve learned. Most drama schools prepare children for these exams so that they are confident enough to perform.

Drama productions


Drama schools have the added hype and excitement of yearly productions. Kids are buzzing at this time as they are excited to show off their skills to their loved ones. Acting, improvisation, storytelling, costumes and music bring productions to life with the stage set to transport audiences into imaginary worlds.

There are so many different drama schools to choose from. Some are run solely as extra mural drama classes and some are full time, academic and drama schools. You will also find drama teaching companies at preschool level that will attend at your child’s school, offering their services as extra murals at the school. Find the right drama school by talking to parents in your area or ask a school if you could send your child for 1 trial class before enrolling.

Drama parties


Some drama schools offer drama parties for kids too. These are highly energetic, fun themed parties for kids to enjoy. Click here for more information about drama or theatre themed parties.

There are drama schools and drama classes in many areas around Johannesburg and Gauteng. To find one in your suburb, click on the ‘search by suburb’ button above, alternatively you could scroll through the list and have a look at what’s on offer. Clicking on the blue name of each company will give you more information about the company and their contact details. Good luck!
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