'A Passion for PERFORMING,


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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.

Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage
Ariel Othellos Logo

Award Winners 2015


Ariel win the Best Drama School and Volunteer group of the year!



The teaching in these groups is enhanced by the fact that the Othellos are supported in all classes by Ariel Academy Buddies. These Ariel Buddies are students of all ages who commit to helping and building close bonds with the Othellos, who can display a range of needs stemming from being wheelchair-bound to having conditions such as Downs' Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome and Autism.  However, in Othellos' classes, the Buddies enable the students to be treated equally and have the opportunity to dance, sing and act.



The Othellos' Buddies have twice received the Lady Diana Award for Excellence, an award which was founded in 1999 by the UK Government to act as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief in the power of young people to change the world.



The Ariel Othellos' Buddies won the Best Volunteer Group category which recognised their support of young people with learning disabilities and the promotion of  music, dance and drama. At the Awards' ceremony the Othellos themselves received a standing ovation for their performances during the evening.


National Recognition – The Lady Diana Award

Buddies win Best Volunteer group in Sussex

Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage No.2
Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage No.3
Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage No.3
Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage No.4
Ariels Special needs group Othellos' performing on Stage No.5



When & Where?


The Othellos' 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.

Othello Juniors ages    7 - 19

Othello Adults aged 16+


13:30 PM - 14:30 PM

08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

07:15 PM - 08:15 PM

06:45 PM - 07:45 PM


Contact us on:

Tel:   01444 250407 / Mail: othellos@arielct.co.uk

Nicci is one of Ariel Drama Academies Managing Directors.


Ariel Academies' Director

Photo of Bev Ariel Drama Academy Othellos Tutor


Ariel Othello Tutor

Photo of Matt Ariel Drama Academy Othellos Tutor


Ariel Othello Tutor

'To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programmes that build character, instil life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through Drama, Singing and Dance.'

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