For those born to act

FREE Online Drama classes for ages 10-15 all through the Summer with the Shoebox Theatre! Funded by Arts Council England, these fun and friendly online workshops will explore a range of performance techniques and build acting skills.


Working with text and improvised performance, students will explore the use of voice and physicality to create characters and tell their stories. Classes are delivered by Luke Rhodri

All our Teachers and Directors are Drama School or University educated with professional experience in their field and undergo enhanced DBS checks. 

Weekly online classes for ages 10-12

Explore the use of voice and physicality to create characters and discover the art of story-telling! Workshops aim to build student's confidence and creativity, whilst developing an understanding of how to shape fun and engaging performances for an audience.

Weekly online classes for ages 13-15


These workshops will explore a range acting techniques, in order to create fully realised and believable characters for the stage. Students will work with text and improvisation to explore characters, the worlds in which they exist and the desires that drive them.

"When I was growing up in Swindon, I came through the traditional drama route, which is great, but the Shoebox Theatre gives young actors alternative ways of developing skills, which is really, really exciting!"

Billie Piper, Patron of the Shoebox Theatre

When and how much? 

Our online drama classes are held online on Saturday afternoons throughout the Summer. They are fully funded by Arts Council England, so are FREE to all students. 

Ages 10-12

Saturdays 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 13th of June to 18th of July 2020

Ages 13-15


When: Saturdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 13th of June to 18th of July 2020

How do I book a place?

Workshops will be delivered using ZOOM and students will need access to a camera and microphone using a laptop, phone or tablet.


Registration for our online workshops and courses will close 24hrs before they are due to start. This is so we can send a secure ZOOM link and instructions to each student prior to the event. For courses, you will automatically receive an updated link each week via the email you have registered with.


Places for our online classes are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Send an email to to book your place!