Meet Kevin: Founder of Theatretrain

Kevin has taught drama and acting, first in schools, as a team leader for GCSE examinations in Drama then at the Curtain Theatre, a well respected London training theatre. Since founding Theatretrain in 1992 he has worked in many drama schools training professional actors including a stint as Head of Acting at  the Italia Conti Academy.

For  6 years he taught Advanced Acting Process at the City Literary Institute, a course for professional actors.

Kevin has led workshops in many European countries and continues to adjudicate in theatre festivals and teach at international summer schools. From 2007-13 he was the President of EDERED – a pan European theatre organisation creating annual drama encounters.

Since 2003 he has been the President of the Great Britain centre of the International Amateur Theatre Association. 

Among his published works are the musical play Dream Date published by Samuel French Ltd, “The Theatretrain Way” a handbook for teachers and for young people “100 Days – Developing the Performer’s Mindset.”

Latest Articles from Kevin

Coming out of your Shell

Embark on a journey of self-discovery with Theatretrain Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, as he delves into the transformative power of overcoming shyness. From personal anecdotes to empowering insights, explore how embracing vulnerability…

The Best I‘ve Seen

Join Kevin Dowsett as he delves into the captivating world of performers. From the timeless melodies of Paul McCartney to the effortless resonance of Frank Sinatra, and the profound humanity of Sir…

Time for Change

In a world where education often feels stagnant, Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, heralds a much-needed shift. As he submits his book to the House of Lords, he advocates for a…

The Joy of Reading

Dive into the enchanting world of storytelling with Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain. Join us on a journey where literature meets creativity, exploring the profound impact of reading on young minds.…

Two Planks and a Passion

Join Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, in celebrating the launch of his latest book. Tailored for educators and creatives, it provides 60 essential skills for crafting exceptional performances in the 21st…

Books by Kevin

100 Days: Developing the Performers Mindset

The Theatretrain Way: A Handbook for Drama Teachers