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Welcome to Bristol Academy of Drama (B.A.D.)

We are a 5* rated affordable drama school offering unforgettable experiences for children and adults:

  • Focused on pure drama and acting (rather than musical theatre

  • Boost confidence through games, improvisation and role play

  • Performance opportunities in professional spaces

  • Increase social and teamwork skills

  • Expand creative thinking

  • For all levels of experience

"Our daughter absolutely loves going to her drama class - she says she wishes she could go every day of the week!" ~ Kate H

What we do

At Bristol Academy of Drama, we truly believe in the power of drama to build confidence, introduce teamwork and help creative thinking skills which is a positive benefit to all areas of learning. We are a bit different from the big national drama classes as we do not focus on musical theatre (although there is plenty of voice, movement and music in our classes). We use the power of storytelling and imagination to be at the heart of our classes and we do this through encouraging the creation of student's own stories and characters.


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A word from our

"A lovely nurturing environment with the bonus of a fantastic performance in a lovely performance space at the end of term." ~ Ellie R.

Start your journey with us!

Just select from one of our age categories at the top of the page and you will find everything you need to sign up for a fortnight of taster sessions.

Otherwise, you are welcome to use our enquiry form below.


We can't wait to welcome you!

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