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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101 Drama Games and Activities

A collection of highly effective games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults.
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101 More Drama Games and Activities

Inspirational games and exercises suitable for drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods.
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Bill and Ben

A daft song and action game that is designed to catch people out!
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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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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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Follow Your Nose

Encourages awareness of different ways of moving as an individual in a group
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Grandma’s Footsteps

Perfect game for exploring dramatic tension.
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Guess Who I Am (inc Online Version)

A fun way of creating characters from any picture.
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I Went To The Supermarket (inc Online Version)

A classic cumulative memory game which can be played online
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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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Siren (Voice Warm-Up)

An effective and easy humming warm up for exploring and extending the vocal range.
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Slide Show (inc Online Version)

A presenter gives an illustrated talk – using human slides
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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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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 (Online/Offline)

A quick and effective drama warm-up which involves juggling imaginary plates like a waiter.
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What Are You Doing?

A mime and language game that can be easily adapted for playing online with a partner.
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Where Do You Stand? (inc Online Version)

A fast and effective way of discovering everybody’s opinions about a subject - online or offline.
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