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What is… an actor? Drama teaching tool

Performance skills Performing Arts


An actor talks about their job and how they work as part of a team to put on a show.

One in a series of five films for primary school children that explore the theatre-making process and the people who are a part of it.

Learning outcomes

This acting education resource has been created for children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and it will support them to understand how theatre is made. It can be used by teachers to introduce creative careers.


A still from the primary resource video 'What is an Actor?' featuring a man with an animated drawing of an audience behind him, a pirate hat and parrot
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What is… an actor?


Acting, creativity, theatre, drama, primary, key stage 1, key stage 2.


Suitable for 6+/KS1+

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