September 2014 – New Timetable and Location!

From September 2014 we are making changes to the Direct Theatre timetable and class location. We will be merging some of our classes together, but will still be offering acting and performance opportunities for all ages from 4 to 18.

The new Timetable will be:

Introductory Drama (Age 4 to 7)
Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:15

Junior Youth Theatre (Age 6 to 12)
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:00

Senior Youth Theatre (Age 12 to 18)
Thursdays, 7:15 to 8:45

All classes will be held at our new venue, the Friends Meeting House on Wharncliffe Road, just off Boscombe Spar Road. It is a lovely venue that offers us excellent space, a nice reception area (where parents of younger children are welcome to wait during class) and plenty of parking at the rear of the building. The full address is:

Friends Meeting House
16 Wharncliffe Road,

As you can see, we will no longer be offering Lamda examination classes or our smaller Tuesday classes. Our Saturday morning group will be moving to Thursday evening.

We are shifting our emphasis to our youth theatre groups where we give our pupils the chance to be part of a working youth theatre including all the fun and excitement of fully staged productions with costumes, lighting and public performances.

Our new youth theatre groups will begin in September 2014 with our usual mix of fun, laughter, games and performance skills before starting rehearsals for our first main production which will be staged in the spring at a local theatre. Our second production will be in the summer term.

The format for our Introductory Drama class will stay the same with drama games, movement and storytelling. For this group, each terms work culminates in a small performance to friends and family.

If you are new to Direct Theatre, please contact us for an informal chat to discover which class is most suitable for your child. You can then bring your child along to the class so they can try it out and experience first hand what we do. We understand that children often take a while to settle into a new activity or class, so we offer a free trial period of up to three weeks.

Please contact us at 01202 416507 or