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
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.
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