Kids of every age like to play “pretend.” Encouraging your child to participate in a drama class, take drama lessons, or attend a drama camp is a great way to build on his or her natural creative tendencies.

Drama enables kids to explore and express the breadth of human feeling. The enactment of real and imagined events through role-playing and performances helps children explore, shape and represent ideas and feelings, as well as understand their consequences. Drama will help your child learn how to talk with expression and conviction, as well as collaborate with others to reach a common goal.

Drama can help children express themselves more fully and increase their understanding of themselves and the world. Children who study drama broaden their imagination and build self-confidence while speaking in front of others. If your child’s school will be presenting a school play, taking drama lessons outside of school can help your child earn a coveted part.

Regardless of where you live in the U.S., there’s probably a community center nearby offering drama classes for kids, or a local teacher who provides lessons by the hour. KidGooRoo has the most complete listing of kids drama classes, lessons and camps available online, with ratings and reviews from parents like you.

We invite you to browse local kids acting and drama programs.