September 12, 2022

Can drama classes help with anxiety?

Anxiety can present in many different ways. Our classes create a safe space where you can be yourself

Anxiety is a feeling of unease. Some feel this mildly, others more strongly. For example joining a new school or taking an exam can cause anxiety in young people and for some it stops them going into the world and trying new things.

Theatretrain is a great place to overcome anxiety as we create a safe space where our students can be themselves. We do this in a number of ways but one is marking out the space.

Theatretrain marks out the space
Theatretrain marking out the space 2

Each week we mark out our theatrical space with ribbon. This changes the room we are in (a school drama room for example) into a theatrical space. Within that space we can explore our feelings through characters and scenarios. You are in a room with a bunch of like minded people who will accept you for who you are.

Theatretrain Stevenage Show

Through our process of weekly classes which culminate into a production our students gain confidence and belief in themselves and their abilities that they become more resilient Their anxieties may not disappear, but they become better at handling situations.


Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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