LAMDA Exams approaching…

LAMDA Exams approaching…

I can’t believe we’re already three weeks into term! Everyone seems to have settled in nicely, after a bit of timetabling shuffling – inevitable as children move to new schools and start new clubs! Our main focus this term is on solo and duologue...
Congrats, Mrs Haberfield!

Congrats, Mrs Haberfield!

Last weekend, our wonderful teacher Abi got married! Lots of teachers from The Playing Space were there to celebrate with her, on an absolutely magical day. One of the many highlights was Abi’s incredible drum solo, in full bridal gear. She never stops surprising us...
New Website Launched!

New Website Launched!

If you are reading this, then you must have had a chance to flick through the pages of our brand new website. When we launched The Playing Space in March 2009, a website was top of our list of prioirities. With the help of the wonderful Matt Shearer at me-me.com, we...
Drama on Zoom!

Drama on Zoom!

As someone who has been teaching drama for 25 years, it’s quite exciting developing a brand new skill. If you had asked me at the beginning of 2020 whether I thought online drama classes would work, I would have been very skeptical. However, necessity is the mother of...
Success for TPS Students

Success for TPS Students

At The Playing Space, we pride ourselves on creating a fun and welcoming environment for our students. Our classes provide a unique opportunity to build performance skills and confidence whilst making new friends. Sometimes we are also asked to help students prepare...
When is a good age to start taking LAMDA exams?

When is a good age to start taking LAMDA exams?

For those who are unfamiliar with LAMDA exams, they are graded examinations in Speech and Drama. (LAMDA is a world-renowned drama school; the letters stand for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.) LAMDA exam subjects include Acting, Speaking in Public,...
Why are drama classes so important for your child?

Why are drama classes so important for your child?

Every child benefits from the experience of going on stage and performing to an audience. Some thrive under the glare of the theatre lights, and others find it nerve-wracking. But the more practice you get, the easier it becomes to manage those nerves. Being well...
Thoughts About The Playing Space

Thoughts About The Playing Space

Many of you who read this will already be familiar with our drama school, but I think it’s always an interesting exercise to try and summarise our raison d’etre and remind ourselves and others of why we originally started our company. As a child my weekly drama class...