Forbes Drama offers fun improvisation based drama workshops & classes, in a friendly encouraging and professional environment for children and teenagers. Improvisation has been proven to help self-confidence and enables students to express themselves freely without the restriction of working from a script. FD is interested in students with or without experience as we believe that no experience is an advantage, in having a raw and authentic acting ability. As quoted by Sir Ken Robinson , ‘Creativity is as important as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.

At Forbes Drama you are all welcome whatever your background’ – Delanie Forbes (Founder)


Our classes are open to all levels of experience and FD teachers are DBS-checked, professional with experience in the industry, with a positive and good energy to ensure classes are enjoyable and discipline is maintained through out. Classes cover working with props which encourages students to think outside of the box to physicality and characteristic work.

Classes and workshop info (below)

  • SCHOOLS – We are  excited to be working with some local primary schools in East Sussex as part of their after school activities

Student showcases

Our students showcase their work throughout the year, which is an opportunity for friends and family to come along and watch what techniques the students have learnt and see them in action. We have previously held showcases at The Beckenham Theatre in Greater London and The Printworks in Hastings with past themes being around current matters such as bullying & social media and for our most recent showcase, our students choose monologues from films. The monologues were filmed, and friends and family were invited to watch, which creates the feeling of a mini screening starring the students, so there were proud faces all round. Filming the monologues gave the students experience, and an opportunity to act/work in front of a camera and follow direction. We are currently working on our Summer Showcase 2018 for the students who attend sessions via schools.

Our showcases are hosted by our sister company RED KARPET KIDZ  so you are guaranteed a fun and entertaining time for students, friends and family!

Drama Coach (Lily Reed) Lily’s theatre training started early in her childhood, her passion leading to further training and experience working in the arts. Lily achieved a BA Hons from Trinity College of Music where she studied Musical Theatre. She enjoys sharing her passion for acting and her past experience as a professional jobbing actor in T.V & Theatre with the students at Forbes Drama.

Drama & Games Coordinator (Ria Frances) Ria gained a BA Hons in Drama & Film at Portsmouth. Following her training, Ria set up her own Theatre Company, Rising Lights, and worked with service user groups to create devised performances which expressed how life feels from their point of view. She also worked for children’s theatre company “Pantz Theatre” in workshops to inspire children and build their confidence.


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