WELCOME TO TROUPERS
After School Drama Clubs for adventurous minds
Since 2010 we have been working with schools across London to give 5-11year olds the most adventurous and playful after school drama experience imaginable!
Troupers classes use fun improvisation games and collaborative theatre exercises to instil a spirit of togetherness and optimism in each group, boosting their confidence and their ability to create original stories, characters and scenes together.
One week the Troupers might be pirates, the next week they might be Lords and Ladies of the Manor and the following week they might be aliens. Whatever they can imagine they can be.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain one as we grow up.”
"When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero."
Fred Rogers, American TV Host
Troupers is built on the belief that every child (and adult for that matter) is innately creative. Our job is to give all students as many opportunities as possible to discover and reaffirm this wonderful fact about themselves. To facilitate this ongoing process we always prioritise creating an environment where children can try (and fail) safely, all in the name of fun, and without fear of judgement.
Whether your child is passionate about acting or just interested in having fun and making new friends, the skills developed through improvisation and drama will support them throughout their life. In a changing world, what could be more valuable than the ability to adapt, to accept yourself and others, to listen deeply and respond authentically, to be able to learn, play and collaborate with anyone and everyone, and ultimately, to get good at being you?
Nothing makes us more proud than watching a child become more confident, more happy, more calm, more engaged and more THEM throughout their time with us.
MEET THE TEAM
All Troupers Play Makers are professionally trained actors and directors with bags of experience- on stage, screen and in schools! Past Troupers Play Makers have included RSC directors, Olivier Award winning actors, and even one of Dr Who's assistants! All Play Makers have enhanced DBS clearance.