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

Wicked Revisited

Join Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett, on a journey through the enchanting world of theatre. From the magic of "Wicked" in New York to its London debut, he shares the transformative power…

Under the Surface

In a world that often values extroversion, many young students arrive at Theatretrain with hearts that beat a little faster when faced with an audience. Our Artistic Director reflects on the journey…

Memory of Neil

In memory of our former bandmate, Neil Hatton, whose quiet mastery of the keys left an indelible mark on our past shows. Neil's unassuming presence and remarkable talent made him an unsung…

Things go Round in Circles

As Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, visited Theatretrain Romford, he encountered a surprising reunion. Serena, a former student, recognized him after 30 years. This chance meeting connected them to her son's…

A Milestone that Matters

In the world of performing arts, there are moments that transcend the ordinary, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who bear witness. Yesterday, Theatretrain reached such a…

The Big Day Beckons

Join Kevin as he dives into the exciting preparations for our upcoming show at The Royal Albert Hall on September 17th. Titled "We're Gonna Change the World," this performance promises to be…

Books by Kevin

100 Days: Developing the Performers Mindset

The Theatretrain Way: A Handbook for Drama Teachers