A to Z Drama Games
1, 2, 3, Buzz!

Count around a circle replacing certain numbers with the word "buzz".

2 Truths, 1 Lie

Get to know the group by learning something about them and about how well they can lie!

8 Count Shake

An energetic physical warm-up that helps to generate energy.

About Me

Understand more about a group by discovering facts about them.

Boom Chicka Boom

This is a camp style game that is great for warming up the voice and developing accents.

Catch My Name

Get to know everyone in the group by passing a ball or similar soft object.

Change Places If ....

Test the listening skills of your group whilst getting to know more about them.

Circle Story

A group creating and telling a story together, one word or sentence at a time.

Connect Me

Connect to different words to spark discussions or to delve into characters.

Count Up, Count Down

A team game to encourage patience, turn taking and focus. A great challenge.

Doctor's Surgery

There's only one spare seat in the waiting room and nobody wants you to sit in it! A great energy game promoting teamwork.

Ewy Chewy Toffee

A good warm-up before any vocal work - exercise the jaw and facial muscles

Fruit Bowl / Anyone Who?

A classic game than can be adapted and used in a variety of ways.

Fruit Salad

Warm-up with a fun game that is great as a starter but can be developed beyond 'fruit'.

Grandmother's Footsteps

A firm favourite of younger players....creeping up on a suspicious Grandmother.

HASH (Happy-Angry-Sad-Happy)

Focus on the characterisation during quick changing emotions

Hi John, You're Jolly

A descriptive name game with a group reaction.

Jumping Jelly Beans!

A firm favourite game that is fun and energetic.

Just A Minute

The one minute challenge - could you tell when one minute has passed?

Master Master, Who Am I?

A game to encourage accent, a silly voice or character to disguise your identity.

Mexican Clap

Pass a clap around a circle in super-fast speed....whoosh!

Name Gesture

A common name game to encourage imagination, physical movement and mime when introducing yourself.

Nursery Rhyme Action

Create an improved version of well-known nursery rhymes with actions.

Park Bench

A classic improvisation game based around the characters you might meet on a park bench.

Pass The Emotion

Pass emotions around the circle and see everyones smiley face!

Pass The Squeeze

Work as a team to pass a squeeze from person to person around the circle.

Pass The Word

How many different meanings can a word have based on how it is said?

Personal Advert

Create a personal advert to highlight the best and worst of you or your characters personality.

Random Sound Story

Use some random sounds as the basis for creating a story.

Sculptor & Clay

Mould and create a statue out of the clay of another person

Secret Leader

A game of teamwork and concentration where a detective must spot a secret leader also can help build dramatic tension.

Shape Shifter

Quick thinking game requiring pairs to create shapes called out to them.


A popular large group game where groups go into battle against one another.

Ship Ahoy!

A classic game - useful to develop listening skills and spatial awareness.

Sit, Lie, Stand

A fun improvisation exercise, and possibly even more fun to watch!

String Tension

Bring a scenes energy up and down with a simple piece of string.

Traffic Lights

An exercise to focus minds ready for a drama workshop.

Trust Circle

An exercise that requires a great deal of trust between the members of the circle and the person inside the circle.

Trust Falls

Develop pair work with a trust exercise.

Trust Lift

Lift a person above your heads with this trust exercise.

Trust Walk

Developing pair cohesion with a game where each person needs the support of the other.

Unfortunately / Fortunately

Create an elaborate story, in pairs or as a group, with many twists and turns.

Wink Murder

An old favourite to out-fox the detective and claim as many victims as possible.

Word Ping Pong

A great exercise to bring those involved into the Drama thought space.

Yes Let's

A twist on 'follow the leader' where everyone has a chance to lead the actions of the group.