The Active Drama Company

Telephone: 0151 652 0100

Active Drama Company has established itself as a leading educational drama resource providing and producing a wide range of interactive educational pieces. Their innovative work in schools covers a broad spectrum of issues suitable for all key stages and encourages an active and creative participation in drama.

Active Drama works closely with key professionals like teachers, social workers, probation officers, environmentalists, health workers and others, in the production and design of projects, making their work as relevant to current issues as possible. Working under the Artistic Direction of critically acclaimed writer Brian McCann they produce high quality drama with relevant focus for their audience while introducing new ideas and techniques to make drama more relevant and accessible and can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Company strands include production, 'Issue based' interactive drama, heritage theatre, Children's theatre, youth theatre, professional training, mental health sessions, interactive Shakespeare and much more!

Active Drama’s Company on Tour can visit your school, offering pupils an opportunity to enhance any area of the curriculum through drama and theatre. Active Drama offer interactive performances giving pupils a chance to:

• See live theatre

• Work with professional actors, writers and directors

• Be actively involved in creative drama, dance and music

• Explore contemporary issues through drama Touring shows include ‘Issue based forum theatre’,


For secondary schools:

Stupidism Looking at issues related to racism

Emma Looking at issues and attitudes surrounding young peoples’ sexual health

Bully Highlighting the effects of this timeless issue

Active Drama also runs a daytime provision for excluded pupils or non-attendees. This work uses drama and music to build confidence, understand responsibilities and assist young people in obtaining their qualifications and return to school.


For primary schools:

The Amazing Mr Park A look at the history of the area whilst taking a walk around Birkenhead Park. KS 1 & 2 Active Drama offers bespoke workshops looking at issues and subjects relevant to your classes at any time of the year. Contact the Active Drama office to discuss ideas and talk through plans from individual workshops to residencies, creating original plays or musicals for your school. If you are interested in using drama to develop any area of the curriculum or bringing live theatre to your students, then Active Drama have the perfect service for you.


Key information

  • Teachers packs available
  • KS1-4
  • Programmes tailored to your needs
  • All staff CRB checked
  • Drama Schools
  • HolidayClubs
  • Non Attendance groups 

Additional Information

Telephone: 0151 652 0100
The area/s in which this provider is available are:North West

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