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.

I find ‘Poetry in Motion’ a great way to teach lines from Shakespeare!

Martha O'Shaughnessy Martha's Speech and Drama
Martha O'Shaughnessy

I would like to thank you, David Farmer, so much for all the online drama games – I am doing a debate club via Zoom and they are wonderful for warm ups – I am a big fan of yours having bought both your drama games books and regular visits for your drama tips eg the Cinderella freeze frame, for when I used to teach in a classroom before Covid.

Elisabeth Lowery, Ecole Jacques Prevert, Hammersmith 
Elisabeth Lowery, Ecole Jacques Prevert, Hammersmith

Love the Who am I game – had great fun choosing lots of famous paintings and can’t wait to try it out on Y4 in Zoom time on Thursday.

Laura Rogan Solefield School, Sevenoaks, Kent
Laura  Rogan

I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful resource.  I have found inspiration and comfort from your emails for years. I thought you should know your generous sharing of ideas has been really appreciated.

Jane McGrath Buenos Aires
Jane McGrath

Thank you David Farmer !!! I love your Drama Games and they inspire me greatly!

Sara Christoffersen, Argentina Argentina
Sara Christoffersen, Argentina

I have really enjoyed learning about the games and creating ways to use them in my classes for adults. It takes a bit of courage to get students to move out of their comfortable chairs to the imaginary stage – and courage for the teacher to make this happen in a safe and fun way for the students!

Participant Drama Power Up, May 2018

I loved this game, the students were extremely spontaneous and that made it more enjoyable. I often use all the drama games that you send and believe me it’s made my classes fun!

Nishi, Mumbai, India 
Nishi, Mumbai, India

Thank you for sending me the suggestions for the parents’ workshop. The parents loved those sessions and could understand how their children are learning and why their kids say that drama is so much fun. They really loved it!

Marika, Kenya 
Marika, Kenya