Drama: Drama for Fun (Reaching Out)

Ref: C3740354

This is a practical drama class for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities. Classes will include a variety of activities such as warm up exercises, drama games, movement, dance, mime and role play. The course is for all levels of ability and your own supporter would be most welcome.

Additional information about this course

Booking via the Chichester branch is essential. Half term: date TBC.

Course aim

The course aims to provide opportunities to participate in drama and dance activities such as warm up games and exercises, movement, mime, dance and singing. You will be able to create your own stories and characters, with the opportunity to take part in a performance.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in practical Drama and who like working in a group with others.

What topics will this course cover

The activities may include:- Creating your own character using your voice/sound and body, designing/ choosing your costume, music, song, dance and involvement in a piece of drama. Themes will be appropriate to the needs and interests of the group.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Contribute to group activities. 2. Participate in drama skills exercises. 3. Use of voice/sound and movement to create a character or tell a story. 4. Work individually and with the group to create pieces of Drama in class. 5. Participate in a performance to an invited audience of friends and family.

How will I know I'm making progress?

There will be opportunities to talk to the tutor and receive feedback on your work.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and soft soled shoes.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Join other courses in the Chichester Reaching Out programme such as music, yoga, art or exercise. Perhaps join the acting class at Chichester Festival Theatre. Go to se a live performance at theatre nearby such as Bognor, Chichester, Worthing, Portsmouth or Southampton.

Download full course outline

Drama: Drama for Fun (Reaching Out) Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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