Ariel Drama Academy : Othello's Special Needs Group


The Othello's' groups are given the same opportunities as students across Ariel’s academies, and with the support of their hard working teachers, have risen to the challenge. Students have gained distinctions in L.A.M.D.A. (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) exams, performed in productions such as Les Misérables, Bugsy Malone and Parade and secured work in TV advertising campaigns with blue chip companies such as Sainsbury’s.

What we do:

  • Drama, Song and Dance crosses all boundaries and knows no divisions.
  • The dedicated teams at Ariel Drama Academies have changed lives, provided new opportunities and inspired their Special Needs students with their passion for the Arts.
  • Sessions: Burgess Hill13:30 PM - 14:30 PM; Crawley 08:45 AM - 09:45 AM East Grinstead 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM; 16+ Drama Group Thursday evening 7.30 to 8.30 Burgess Hill.
  • £6 a class.

Our users say:

With the help of his 'buddies' at Ariel Othellos' he has managed to learn complex routines and take stage direction, allowing him to perform on stage confidently and with others of all ages and abilities. Thank you!

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01444 250 407

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Ariel Company Theatre,
Unit 20, Bolney, Grange Buisness Park,
RH17 5PA


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  • Posted by grainne on 08 Nov 18 20:04

    Wow what a Showcase last week at The Hawth, Crawley! Ariel Othello's is the most amazing supportive and inclusive drama group where EVERYONE shines . This year I was blown away by the diversity of acts, the choreography and staging of songs, the creativity and fun that everyone has on stage, the support and encouragement everyone gives each other and the shear joy that is left in your heart at the end of the evening. The Showcase is just one amazing night but I know that every week is an amazing session at each Ariel Othello's drama group. If your child has a twinkle of curiosity of finding out what fun singing, dancing, acting can be with this superb drama academy ; I encourage you to let them try it for themselves.... try it for yourselves.

  • Posted by grainne on 20 Oct 16 09:44

    My daughter nervously joined Othello's in Burgess Hill at the beginning of September and now nothing could keep her away! I can't give enough praise to the welcome and generous leader and peer support from this drama group, especially for their gift at including everyone and having wonderful fun. There is a very special buzz about Othello's that brings out the passion for drama, singing, and dance in ALL the young people there. My daughter has grown in confidence in the very short time she's been there- I couldn't recommend it more.