Drama Workhouse

Kaye James


London, United Kingdom



Using drama to enhance life skills. Drama Workhouse is a registered charity, whose primary aim is to provide education and training in drama to those who would not usually have access to the Arts. We run workshops and projects for children, young people, adults, and vulnerable groups, whereby drama is used as an educational and personal development tool, recognising that participation in drama-based activities enhances social skills, self-confidence, self-esteem, and general health and well being whilst combating behavioural issues.


Education and Skills

Additional Information

We created an Open Colleges Network (OCN) accredited course in Performance, which is used in a variety of environments, including Young Offenders’ Prisons and in partnership with such organisations as St Giles Trust (homeless and vulnerable adults – including 16+ years) and Rugby Portobello Trust (with 16-25-year-olds), using a ‘Creative Skills for Life’ approach and concentrating on general confidence building, self-esteem, communication and social skills. Where appropriate, we centre this course on a return to a ‘mainstream’ lifestyle, including employment. Current focus - young people. As a small voluntary organisation, we welcome the savvy and know-how of other professionals as we create new opportunities in our community. 2022 update We are currently only working on one project in collaboration with a school, particularly working with young refugees/recent immigrants. A chat would be brilliant to see if we fit

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Apr 19, 2015

Calling all volunteers and charity/third sector/voluntary/CIC groups! FREE training available


We need to deliver some fantastic FREE training to other groups in London (MUST be voluntary/third sector/charity/non profit please) via our wonderful Big Lottery project!...5 year project...giving jobs to Deaf people and training to the whole community...NEED those to receive the training (either people or organisations) so we can meet our delivery targets...Want some training? Or know of some that could benefit from this? Then let me know... :-) email: ian@communityid.co.uk Cheers,Ian - Project Director and BSL Interpreterwww.communityid.co.uk for more info on us

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Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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