Welcome to Players Drama School, a leading performing arts school that encourages the growth of children and teenagers through acting, singing and dancing.

After twenty nine years we continue to be committed to providing our students with a complete, well-rounded experience. Our curriculum is designed to equip them with valuable life skills, develop their talents and confidence, and provide them with the necessary tools to advance in the industry.

“Players is more than a drama school to learn about singing, dancing and acting. And don’t get me wrong, you just need to have seen Matilda last year to see it does this exceptionally. But it also a safe place that is inclusive, supportive and very, very welcoming. He has made lifelong friends whilst learning the most important life skills – to be true to your self, be confident, proud and happy.”

Jussyfaz – Reviews on Google

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For Beginners, Aspiring Actors & Working Professionals

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The Only Drama School In Preston To Operate Out Of A Theatre

Discover the Playhouse: A Hidden Gem of Amateur Dramatics

If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing the Playhouse, you’re in for a real treat! Established in 1949 as an amateur dramatics group, it was transformed into a theatre shortly after the war. Today, Players Drama School calls it home, and has since 1994 when the doors first opened to aspiring young performers. Notably, it’s the only school in Preston that operates out of a theatre, making for a truly unique experience.

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We Cover The Disciplines Of Acting, Singing And Dancing

At Player’s Drama School, we’re proud to say that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a naturally confident performer or a shy beginner, our classes offer valuable skills that you’ll carry with you long after you’ve left our doors.

“To say (my daughter) has loved it and got so much out of it is an understatement. She has absolutely loved the friendships she has made, the training provided and the opportunities given. “

Rachael Clare Ainsworth – Facebook Review

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Our Acting classes will boost confidence, enhance creativity, and sharpen communication skills. Whether you’re looking to pursue a full-time drama school or simply engage in the creative fun that theatre offers, our acting classes have got you covered. We’ll teach students various techniques such as improvisation, script work, and physical theatre. Additionally, we’ll help them develop their voice through accents, dialect, and character building.


A Fun and Healthy Way to Boost Your Confidence. Singing has various scientifically proven benefits, such as reducing stress, building self-esteem, improving lung function, and increasing confidence. In our singing classes, our professional teachers instruct students on singing techniques as part of an ensemble, thus giving them the confidence to perform as soloists. We also provide students with the tools to extend their vocal range and have fun with their voices.



Our dance classes offer a great way for students to improve their strength, flexibility, coordination, and aerobic fitness. They’ll learn professionally choreographed routines while having fun at the same time. Not only that, but dancing has been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on mental well-being and boost overall mood! Whether it’s preparing for a big show or learning new steps on a weekly basis, our students are guaranteed to have a great time.