Drama Games

Drama Games for breaking the ice, physical warm-ups, group dynamics and encouraging creativity. These activities are drawn from a wide range of sources, including traditional games, as well as exercises developed by directors, actors and teachers. View each category by clicking on the tabs below.

1-2-3

A quick and easy warm-up game which involves counting from one to three - but takes a lot of concentration.
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Adverb Game

An amusing mime guessing game (which also helps with learning grammar)
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Alphabet Conversation

Have a conversation where each sentence begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
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Bill and Ben

A daft song and action game that is designed to catch people out!
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Bippity Bippity Bop

A popular and fast-moving game with mimed shapes and actions.
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Budge

An exciting chase game using chairs, where you can sit down for a quick escape.
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Catch My Name

A fun way of learning names by throwing a ball around a circle from one person to another.
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Count To 20

One of the simplest, yet most challenging drama games where the group tries to count to twenty.
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Daft Dictionary

A fast and fun word game to encourage creativity and improvisation.
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Essence Machines

A machine is created by members of the group, using repeated sounds, words and actions.
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Follow Your Nose

A quick and easy movement game which encourages awareness of different ways of moving as an individual in a group.
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Grandma’s Footsteps

One person is Grandma. The others in the group try to creep up and tap her on the shoulder.
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One Word At A Time

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Random Sound Stories

Small groups tell or perform a story which incorporates random sounds.
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Sculptor and Statue

Partners take it in turns to "mould" each other into a living statue.
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Siren

A good humming warm up for exploring and extending the vocal range.
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Sound Pictures

The group is conducted to create a sound picture or "soundscape" using their voices and bodies.
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Status Pictures

In pairs, create a still image where one of you has a higher status than the other and let others
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Ten Second Objects

Small groups make the shape of an object using their bodies - in only ten seconds!
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There Is Only One Liar

A psychological but fun group dynamics game from Augusto Boal where players have to guess who was chosen.
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Two Truths, One Lie

Tell your partner three things about yourself - two of which are true and one of which is a lie.
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Waiter Plate

A quick and effective drama warm-up which involves juggling imaginary plates like a waiter.
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Walk Together

A way of developing awareness for group work - everyone walks around the space, stopping and starting at the same
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