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

They Have Something in Common

Join Theatretrain's Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, on a reflective journey as he explores the notion of fame within the performing arts. From Sam Smith to emerging talents like Tyla Sharp, discover the…

My Neighbour Totoro

Step into the enchanting world of "My Neighbour Totoro," a mesmerizing collaboration between Japanese composer Joe Hisashi and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett deems it an unmissable, brilliant, and…

Sharing the Work

Delve into the magic behind the scenes! In his latest blog, Theatretrain Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, shares the enchanting experience of attending the end-of-term sharing at Theatretrain. Despite the disclaimer that it…

A Great Cause!

In this week's blog, Theatretrain's Artistic Director expresses gratitude to the remarkable students and parents who played a crucial role in the danceathon on October 7th. Together, they raised an impressive £48,254.00…

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…

Books by Kevin

100 Days: Developing the Performers Mindset

The Theatretrain Way: A Handbook for Drama Teachers