drama lessons for kids

Drama lessons for 9-12 year olds and teenage youth theatre performance courses with acclaimed drama teacher
Alan Blackwood

About Drama For Kids

Drama For Kids WA is offering exciting Term and Holiday workshops for children aged between nine and twelve years old. 

Drama classes are at locations throughout the Perth metro area. See below for current drama lesson locations.

School Term and Holiday Programs Available

At Drama For Kids WA there is only one teacher and that’s Alan himself! Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Alan is amongst Australia’s most experienced, acclaimed and award winning drama teachers. Alan has extensive experience in teaching in Scotland, here in WA and in NSW. Hundreds of Perth children and teenagers previously attended Alan’s highly respected and successful The Actors Workshop prior to Alan moving to teach Drama in NSW.

Youth Theatre Performance Course



Students learn how to self direct a scene : block a scene : develop a character : improve acting technique : effectively use a variety of Elements of Drama.

Students work in pairs or small groups on a scene for acting practice. Most scenes are selected from contemporary theatre. The course is tremendous fun and is ideal for students who enjoy acting as well as being perfect for personal development and confidence building. 


Venue: St Patrick’s Anglican Church Hall Mount Lawley

Day and Time: Friday 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Duration: 2 hours per week for 9 weeks

Commencing: Friday 11th Feb 2022

Fee: ONLY $189.

(Loyalty fee of only $170 to all previous and existing students.)


Alan Blackwood has extensive experience working with teenagers. In WA Alan has devised and directed for the WA State Youth Theatre, John Curtin Performing High School and The Actors Workshop.

In NSW many of his teenage drama students were nominated for or invited to perform their solo performances at On Stage, a showcase for the very best performances from across the state. Very few students received such an invitation.

The course culminates in an EVENING OF THEATRE

a performance for family and friends to enjoy


Thank you so much for an amazing Friday (Performance) night.

All the segments were acted beautifully. Heather’s dad was simply stunned by Heather’s performance!

We have watched Heather in all of her drama performances but we can see how she has thrived since being in your class. Well done Alan!

Deb Tod


Childrens Workshops 9-12 year olds


Our 9 Week Workshop Courses Include:

Classes are ideal for personal development and improving self confidence & self esteem

Fees are extremely reasonable at $139 for a nine-week term with a Loyalty Fee of only $129 for students who enrol for a subsequent term(s). The first lesson is obligation free and a Family discount of 20% applies.

Lessons are 90 minutes for nine weeks throughout the Term.

Commence Saturday  5th Feburuary  2022 and throughout that week after school.

Tutor: Alan Blackwood

Term 1 Start Dates

Mt Lawley

St Patricks Anglican Church Hall
Saturday 5th Feb
11:00am – 12:30pm


The Rise
Friday 11th Feb
4:00pm – 5:30pm


Noranda Uniting Church
79 Camboon Road, Noranda
Saturday 5th Feb
2:00pm – 3:30pm


Hamersley Community Recreation Centre
Wednesday 9th Feb
4:00pm – 5.30pm

Leeming - Bibra lake

Lakeside Rec Centre
Thursday 10th Feb
3:50pm – 5:20pm


Church of Christ Church Hall
Monday 7th Feb
4:00pm – 5:30pm


Alan's Thoughts

Personal Skills For Life

Teaching is a vocation and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Furthermore in my opinion Drama is the best subject in the world to help children develop a raft of personal skills and to reach their full potential. 

I have enjoyed the enormous privilege of observing hundreds of children in my drama workshops blossom into confident, creative young people all due to the power of drama.

Drama is such an effective and exciting tool for personal development. The best part of all is – that from the child’s perspective – they are just having wonderful fun!

Holiday Programs

Drama for Kids WA is offering a fun-filled two full day program of drama activities for children aged between 9 and 12 (9am - 4pm). Alan promises to give your child a truly wonderful experience.

Activities Include:

Program Cost:

$89 Loyalty, $99 New student, 10% family discount.

Program Dates:
Apply below to be added to the Mailing List for future early applications.

SOLD OUT -Mount Lawley: Program One
January Dates
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th January

SOLD OUT - Mount Lawley: Program Two
January Holiday Dates
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January

SOLD OUT - Mount Lawley: Program Three
January Holiday Dates
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st January

St Patrick’s Anglican Church

Cnr of Beaufort Street and First Avenue Mount Lawley

This very prominent church building in red brick faces Beaufort Street. The church hall is towards the back of the building. Enter from First Avenue. Easy parking.


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If you would like to join the fun at one of our in term or holiday programs or at our youth theatre performance program, send us a message!

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