Tel: 01626 821 425

Why Do Drama?

We believe that Drama significantly helps young people to develop as mature, confident and well rounded adults. Their self esteem grows, they become less insular, more outward looking, and they feel empowered to do more.

About Us

The Drama School moved into new premises in Exeter in September 2014, after many years based in Ashburton, however, there is still a thriving branch in Ashburton. Courses are part time and fit around school and college timetables.


Courses leading to examinations are open to everyone – from aged five to adult – from Preliminary Grades to Advanced Level. Subjects include Acting, Shakespeare Acting, Improvisation, Mime and Public Speaking


The Drama School students have an outstanding record of success over many years through high Exam Results. Students almost always attain Distinction and Honours, with the majority achieving marks in excess of 90%.

“Our aim is to inspire our students through in-depth knowledge, practical participation, hard work and fun”.

Welcome to The Drama School Exeter Ltd

We offer Drama Classes and Theatre Training at our premises in the heart of Exeter. Our professional, friendly, encouraging and qualified staff, who have a wealth of experience and success, offer a range of courses that lead to recognised qualifications.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]

Tel: 01626 821 425


‘Meryl was my drama teacher during and just after my GCSE years at school, and her classes really played an important part in my life. They helped me, as a shy teenager, come out of my shell and express myself through performing on stage, and increase my general confidence as a result. They also furthered my interest in the performing arts – which in turn helped lead me to pursue a career in filmmaking, albeit on the other side of the camera! In my present work as a cinematographer, which involves close interaction and collaboration with actors, I feel that the experience I had of Meryl’s drama classes and plays has helped me a great deal. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of drama with Meryl – above all it was always really fun. I have especially fond memories of hilarious improvisation sessions during the classes! The atmosphere was always really friendly, supportive and encouraging, and Meryl was sensitive to the needs of each pupil. I can’t recommend her drama classes enough!’

Robin Whenary, Patron