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

Behind the Curtain

In "Behind the Curtain," Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett delves into the captivating journey of Stefani, a seasoned Stage Manager with roots in Theatretrain Coventry. From West End glitz to cherished memories,…
Picture of Mrs Doubtfire at The Shaftsbury Theatre.

Mrs Doubtfire

In his engaging blog, Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, recounts a charming evening at Shaftesbury Theatre watching Mrs Doubtfire. Reflecting on his history with the venue, Dowsett praises the musical's magic,…

Go Caitlin Go!

In today's blog, Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, congratulates Caitlin, a Theatretrain Sutton student who, at 17, secured a place at Oxford University to study Biology. Dowsett highlights the crucial life…

Taking it Too Far

In the captivating realm of stage combat, Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett shares insights into the art of creating realistic fights on stage. From choreographing punches to unexpected surprises, he unveils the…

Keeping a Straight Face

In "Keeping a Straight Face," Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett shares hilarious mishaps, in-jokes, and the art of subtle humour on stage. From detaching wine glass bottoms to unexpected shirt slogans, discover…

The Power of Drama

In a gripping reflection on the recent ITV drama "Mr Bates versus the Post Office," Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett delves into the national uproar caused by the exposé. He explores how…

Books by Kevin

100 Days: Developing the Performers Mindset

The Theatretrain Way: A Handbook for Drama Teachers