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 simple and effective game which is ideal for closing a session.
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Animal Characters

How often do you meet someone who reminds you of an animal? In this game, animal traits are used as
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Best Bits

Quickly share group work!
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Bill and Ben

A daft song and action game that is designed to catch people out!
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Circle and Cross – Online or Offline

Draw a circle, draw a cross, then both at once...
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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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Drama Games for Language Teaching – Macmillan Webinar

Five Top Drama Games to enhance language learning and boost student confidence, creativity and spontaneity.
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Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

14 easy to use drama games and activities suitable for a range of ages and language levels.
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Drama Games for Story Books

Two activities for exploring story books through drama
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Family Portraits – Online/Socially Distanced

Groups have just a few seconds to make comical family tableaux.
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Follow Your Nose

Encourages awareness of different ways of moving as an individual in a group
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Giving Presents (inc Online Version)

This game is all about receiving surprises and about the things we value most.
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Grandma’s Footsteps

Perfect game for exploring dramatic tension.
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Home Taskmaster

Students have to make a video based on different hilarious tasks. They can rope in their family to help!
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Name Show

A fun way of learning names
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Non-Verbal Communication

Discussion and activities exploring the power of non-verbal communication
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One Word At A Time – Online + Socially Distanced

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

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Scary Mirror Game

A classic drama game with a twist – plus some spooky music !
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Siren (Voice Warm-Up)

An effective and easy humming warm up for exploring and extending the vocal range.
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Soundscapes

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Sources of Light

Create objects that make or reflect light
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Stop, Go, Face, Clap

Sneaky adaptation of a very well-known drama game for playing online
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Ten Second Objects (inc Online Version)

Small groups make the shape of an object using their bodies - in only ten seconds!
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Three Changes

An observation and getting to know you game - with online version
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Throw Your Face (online version)

Throw your face - but be careful which way the wind is blowing!
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Wardrobe Malfunction – Online Drama Game 🎩

A daft dressing-up game where people find out what they have in common
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