Communications Training | Speech and Drama Workshops

What is Performance Works?

From reciting a poem about a tarantula to performing Shakespeare pieces and practicing public speaking skills, Speaking Works is as much for the budding actor as for those just wanting to gain the confidence to speak up in front of others. Children learn best when they are having fun. At Speaking Works children learn to speak up, express themselves, empathise with others through storytelling and role-play and form firm friendships.

By learning in a safe, friendly and fun environment even the quietest of children can find that speaking confidently really does work! Children who are already brave speakers can develop their listening skills and enhance their vocal/physical technique for exams.

Through preparing for LAMDA examinations pupils gain a better grasp and appreciation of language, poetry and performance. Pupils can even gain UCAS points through successful completion of exams at the higher grades.

Our Workshops:

  1. Provide life-long speaking skills not just for performance but in social situations, interviews & future employment
  2. Encourage creativity, imagination, storytelling and improvisation
  3. Aim to make speaking in front of others a natural thing to do with ease and clarity
  4. Are limited in size to allow for individual attention - we are not a stage school
  5. Offer LAMDA exam preparation and enrolment (where you can gain UCAS points in higher grades)
  6. Provide training in vocal & physical expression
  7. Foster an appreciation for poetry, prose and language


Class Structure

Conversation - Warm-up games - A physical or vocal exercise/game
Games or Improvisation around different speaking or performance techniques
Practising vocal or physical public speaking techniques followed by rehearsal or performance 

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