Little Bare Bones- 4-6 years

Little Bare Bones (4-6yrs)

Our Little Bare Bones workshops are fast paced and energetic with an emphasis on creating a fun, non-pressured environment where young members can express their ideas and individuality. Each week they will explore a different theme through role play, movement and lots of drama games and tasks. Every workshop is tailored to the group.


£50 per half term.


10% Siblings discount


Wednesday 15:45-16:45 The Scout Hut, Goldsmith Road, N11 3HX

Bare Bones Children (7-10yrs)

Members will explore narrative in an imaginative and fun way. Learning how to express themselves confidently and interact with other children through characterisation, music, movement, creative play and, ultimately, performance. During workshops, members are regularly provided with interesting and unusual pieces of stimulus, and use these to create their own unique drama performances. 


£60 per half term


10% Siblings discount


Monday 16:00-17:30 The Scout Hut, Goldsmith Road, N11 3HX

Thursday 15.45-17:15 The Scout Hut, Goldsmith Road, N11 3HX

Bare Bones Youth (11-16 yrs) and Bare Bones Youth Company (16-21 years)

Bare Bones Youth (11-16yrs)

Members will explore various theatrical and performance techniques and experience actor training through improvisation and devising as well as set text, with a strong emphasis on performance. Members will be introduced to sophisticated stimulus and will be encouraged to stretch themselves both physically and emotionally to produce emotive performances.

MONDAY 18:00-19:30 The Large Studio, Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, N12 9EY


£65.00 per half term.


10% Siblings discount

Bare Bones Youth Company (16-21yrs)

Our Youth Company takes youth theatre to the next level. Members will continue to explore theatrical and performance techniques and work towards developing as performers, both individually and as an ensemble.

Thursday 19:00-21:00 Friern Barnet People's Library, Friern Barnet Road, N11 3DS

Run on a project to project basis. For further information please contact


£75.00 per half term.



What is LAMDA?

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) run examinations in many strands of theatre arts and are an Ofqual recognised qualification.

The LAMDA course is designed to offer young people structured actor training. Children will learn specific techniques to improve performance skills, spoken word and confident communication. These techniques are then further explored, developed and displayed in a group performance of a published text or script to a LAMDA examiner, located at the LAMDA School in London.

This is ideal if your child is serious about drama and wants to take it a step further. We do not recommend leaving a class they are already enjoying at Bare Bones to do LAMDA. Our other classes are focussed on ensemble work which is fun and devised work which all children love. Instead, they have the option to take LAMDA as an addition.

Children will work through Levels, starting at the stage appropriate to their age and ability. There will be two examination dates per year, the first is expected to be taken in January.


Workshops are taught in a 10 week block which costs £100. 

Examination costs are £35-£45 (depending on entry level) and will occur twice a year.


Children aged 7-18 years. 


Bare Bones offer outreach projects to educational and non-educational institutions, varying from Shakespeare projects in schools to working with youth groups and young offenders. We aim to provide creative and dynamic drama workshops that explore any subject or issue. Bare Bones is run by experienced practitioners that have worked in mainstream schools, community projects, with children and young adults with special educational needs and with disaffected teenagers. We believe we can inspire any individual in every environment.

In schools we can provide bespoke workshops that explore any subject relevant to the curriculum or sessions that focus on enrichment. Bare Bones, as the name suggests, does not use elaborate sets or costumes but teaches individuals to create interesting drama that does not need anything to support or heighten it. 

In our other work with youth groups, we understand that drama is a powerful tool and use this to explore difficult issues indirectly so that each individual can access it in their own personal way without feeling exposed or pressured to perform.

At Bare Bones, we are committed to working with children and young people of any social and economic background, race or ability. 

Projects have included workshops to improve group dynamics in primary school classes, a whole day exploring Romeo and Juliet through Physical Theatre with a group of Year 5 EAL students and work with young women at the New Horizons Centre in Kings Cross on how to effectively express and interpret emotions. 

More recently we worked on a community project funded by FBET and FBCL with 20 young people aged 12-16 years. The project was entitled ‘Teenage Phone Addict’ and explored the issues faced by young people today and the impact of phone usage on youth culture.

We also created drama outreach projects for PAARS Enfield (Parent Abuse and Reconciliation Service) working with young people aged 8-16 years.

We also create Drama in the Woods projects for schools, taking children out of the classroom and into a world of imaginative story telling in the woods. 

For more information about outreach packages and prices, please email

Drama in the Woods

Drama in the Woods has become a hugely popular and important part of the work we do at Bare Bones. Situated at the Bounds Green Scout Park, this urban haven provides 9 acres of beautiful woodland, meadows and a nature reserve to explore. Those lucky enough to join our projects get to create, build, run, play and perform in a unique, open-air theatrical experience. The focus is always on fun. Projects run for one week every Easter and Summer. To keep up to date, please join our Facebook page and check our website.

Our next Drama in the Woods project will take place in Easter half term 2021. Please subscribe to our mailing list if you are not already a member. 

Acting workshops for adults

Bare Bones are now offering acting workshops for adults. Whether you're an absolute beginner, or a budding actor wanting to get on stage, our workshops welcome all. Have fun, improve confidence and meet new people.

Wednesday 19:00-21:00 at Friern Barnet People's Library.

£120 for 10 weeks.

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