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

Flying through Flanders

Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, recounts his Antwerp escapade, from coffee calamities to exploring vibrant theatres and explores how Belgium see value in the arts.

Crazy for You

Join Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett as he shares the enchanting experience of watching 'Crazy for You' at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Dive into the magic of tap dancing, embrace the cheesy…

A Success Story

Dive into the vibrant world of theatre magic with Kevin Dowsett, Theatretrain's Artistic Director. Today, he shares the incredible journey of Callum Balmforth, a former student turned professional performer, making waves on…

Saying Yes to Ideas

In this insightful blog, our Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, explores the power of saying yes to ideas and the transformative impact it can have on creativity and communication.

I Have a Dream   

In this blog post by Kevin Dowsett, the realms of reality TV and musical theatre come together. The blog provides a exploration of the inner mechanisms of a reality show, the varied…

Books by Kevin

100 Days: Developing the Performers Mindset

The Theatretrain Way: A Handbook for Drama Teachers