Speech and Drama Classes

The Durban Actors Studio Speech and Drama programme develops your child’s:

  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking

Classes are structured around the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) solo and group Performance and Communication syllabus. Your child will receive weekly training benchmarked to this international standard and will be assessed by our in-house creative team. By offering this service you can chart your child’s development year on year.  Life at Durban Actors Studio is never dull as each term we follow a new and fun learning area.  Our programme is undoubtedly an educational and life-enhancing theatrical experience…unlike any other.

Durban Actors Studio may award termly bursaries for terms 2, 3 and 4 to the top achieving student in each class. To be considered for a bursary, the student must attend all classes and achieve excellent results in all learning outcomes as detailed in their termly report. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the studio.

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kids picsOur Mini Drama class is a nurturing environment that gives each child the opportunity to grow in confidence.

During our Mini class, students find new ways to express themselves, playing with actions, feelings and words – we develop varied, age-appropriate, skills, imparted through a creative and fun environment – the best way to learn!

Registration for our weekly speech and drama programme is open throughout the year, pending space.


kids pics mini-jnrOur Junior Drama students through games develop trust, collaboration, spontaneity, and creativity. Imagination is extended through drama games, scene improvisations and character building. Language skills extended through the use of scripts, monologues, duologues and devised drama. 

Whilst we ensure a core skill is introduced and developed each term, we are also acutely aware that drama must be an escape; a chance to let their academic mind rest and actively engage in creative play.

Registration for our weekly speech and drama programme is open throughout the year, pending space.

kids classesOur Senior Drama students explore dramatic ideas, themes, genres, characters and stories through exercises that challenge imagination and creativity.  They fine-tune their understanding of character development, storytelling, improvisation and communication skills whilst gaining a solid appreciation for live performance.

This class is about giving every high schooler a chance, once a week, to engage in creative play, a chance to let their academic mind rest whilst they nurture new and long-term friendships grounded in a  love of theatre and performance.

Registration for our weekly speech and drama programme is open throughout the year, pending space.

Tuition Fee

  • R 800.00 per term (4 terms/year)
  • R 200.00 registration fee

Venues, Days, Times

All venues are open; your child may attend a class even if they are NOT a learner at the school.


When you click the button below you will be taken to our online booking form. Complete the form in full. Once the form is submitted our studio will invoice you for the 1st terms training and registration/t-shirt fee, if applicable. Payment is required before the start of each term, please read T&Cs carefully.website button