top of page
A group of teenagers wearing yellow and black hoodies, playing a drama game - smiling and pointing at each other.
A black and white logo saying The Drama Centre in the centre with Acting and Public Speaking along the side.

Pursue your passion. Live your dreams.

As a highly acclaimed Drama School, The Drama Centre educates students with the skills and experience they need to boost their confidence, achieve their goals and have the most amazing time! 

We specialise in Acting and Public Speaking. 

We are experts in LAMDA examinations. 

We are Drama fanatics.

White woman with long dark hair, wearing a black hoodies, stands in a theatre, smiling at a student with light brown hair.



We specialise in Public Speaking, Acting and Drama Classes for adults and young people, whatever age or experience.


We founded The Drama Centre in 2017, and from one small class, we have grown to over 25 classes a week, across Essex and London.


Our classes are located in:




London (Barking)

Colchester (coming 2024)

Southend (coming 2024)

South Woodham Ferrers (coming 2024) 


Over the next few years, we will see our classes spread across the UK. We offer high quality, fun and inclusive classes.

So why did we start The Drama Centre?


Founder Leanne Johnson, who trained as a professional actor and Public Speaker, says,


‘When I was young, my passion was Drama. I loved it. I wasn’t so keen on the singing on the dancing, but Acting was my passion. But unfortunately for me, there was no where that focussed purely on this. So I felt like I missed out. So when I had the opportunity to start my own company, I was doing it for the 9 year old child in me. I wanted to create a safe, nurturing space for students to explore Acting, Drama and Public Speaking. It wasn’t my intention to pile pressure on students, they have enough of that already, but to enable them to succeed, learn and grow as performers at their own pace. And the results speak for themselves, our students have secured places at The National Youth Theatre, Oxford and Cambridge University, have reached the finals in the Jack Petchey Speaking Awards, received amazing LAMDA examination results, but more importantly than all of that, have acquired a self confidence and belief in themselves and developed amazing communication skills which will be so important to help them succeed in life beyond The Drama Centre. 

We are so proud of our achievements over the last 6 years. We believe drama, acting and public speaking are fundamentals that every student should have access to, because although many of our students don’t choose to become actors or speakers, those vital life skills they come away with will enable them to succeed and excel in whichever path they take.’

Group shot CDC.jpg

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

We offer many classes across locations through the week and weekends, please head to the link below to view our schedule, term dates and to book in.

Remember, we offer classes for primary and secondary aged students as well as Adults. 


07396 712781

Drama Students
Subscribe Form

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page