About Us

Formed in 2013 Acting Out has continued to grow and reach more children with our infectious love of improvisation, imagination and fun.

We continue to be awed and inspired by the amazing ideas and work created by the children at Acting Out Workshops

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We are Angela Lockhart-Dibble and Jacqui Ham. We are both drama facilitators and the founders of Acting Out Drama


We share a passion for drama and believe in its ability to support and encourage the social skills and self esteem of all who take part. We aim to build confidence, social and life skills through the use of drama.

Both of us are mothers and have seen the benefit that drama has had with our own children. We also just like fun!



Since Acting Out started, as well as meeting many, many wonderful children and their families and watching them grow in confidence and skill, we have partnered with the Bristol Shakespeare Festival working as their education outreach team.

We work regularly with many community groups as their drama providers.

In addition to our Monday workshops, we run Southville Primary schools afterschool Drama club .


Jacqui Ham


Hi I am Jacqui Ham. I graduated from ALRA  and am a full member of Equity. I have worked professionaly as an actor. But after working with other organisations and drama companies facilitating drama workshops for all ages including young people and children realised that this was what I wanted to do.

I love being a mum and love drama so running Acting Out workshops is an incredible experience.

I am passionate about Acting Out  and the difference it  can make tochildren growing in confidence and having fun. Being a part of making a difference is an amazing job!


Angela Lockhart – Dibble


Hello I am Angela Lockhart-Dibble.

After completing my A levels, I took an internship at the Redgrave theatre, after a year I began my further education, qualifying as a psychologist with BPS and Hons and a drama minor in 1996.


Since then I worked in many places before finally deciding that I wanted to work supporting and educating children. I have worked in many schools in Bristol as an inclusion mentor, pastoral worker and behaviour therapist.

I have worked throughout the school from year 6- EYFS.

I often use my passion for drama as a vehicles and safe medium for children to express themselves and to help develop communication skills, self esteem and social confidence.

I have two children Theo and Gabriel and although very different in personality they have both benefited from and really enjoyed being part of Acting Out.

As a mum and teacher I am very aware of the social confidence a child needs to be able to fit in happily in today’s society.

I passionately believe that Acting Out gives children the skills and confidence as building blocks to begin this journey.