Welcome to Players, a leading performing arts school where we inspire and assist children and teenagers to grow through acting, singing and dance. Preston Playhouse has been our beautiful home for over 28 years, a real working theatre! Players Drama School provides all students with a full rounded experience, equipping them with a range of life skills, developing their talents and confidence, whilst also providing them with the tools to progress further in the industry.
For those who have never seen the playhouse, you are in for a treat! The Playhouse has been in the business of amateur dramatics since 1949. Transformed into a theatre just after the war. The theatre has been the home of Players Drama School since 1994 when we first opened our doors to budding young performers. Players drama school is still the only school in Preston to work out of a theatre.
At players we cover the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing. We believe that Players Drama School offers something for everyone, from the shy bunny to the budding young actor, each pupil will take home priceless, lifelong skills that will serve them well into adulthood.
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Our acting classes build confidence, develop communication skills, and enhance creativity. Starting with the creative fun that theatre brings, right through to preparing students to attend a full-time drama school. We cover techniques such as improvisation, script work, and physical theatre whilst developing the voice through accents, dialect and characters.
Who doesn’t love a good sing-song!
Singing is scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase confidence, improve lung function, and boost self-esteem. During our singing classes, our professionally trained singing teachers show pupils how to sing as part of an ensemble and in doing so, build their confidence to come forward and sing independently. We equip students with techniques to extend their vocal range and have fun with their voices.
In our dance classes students improve on their strength, flexibility, coordination and aerobic fitness whilst learning fun, professionally choreographed dances and routines. Dancing is scientifically proven to boost our mood and have an overall positive affect on mental well-being!
Whether it’s working on choreography for a big show or weekly new routines the students are guaranteed to have fun.