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Professional theatre training for children in Basingstoke

Theatretrain Basingstoke welcomes aspiring performers from Basingstoke and surrounding areas who want to learn how to take their ideas and feelings and express them through acting, dancing and singing. Students also take part in performances locally and nationally.

Theatretrain Basingstoke is more than a performing arts school.

Theatretrain Basingstoke offers professional theatre training for 4-18 year olds in a way that is both fun and effective. More than a drama club, a dance school or a singing group, our performing arts classes give children and young people a place to explore the world and create performances. This process gives them life skills that will help them whether they want a career in the performing arts or the confidence to thrive in the real world. All the world’s a stage after all! 

Theatretrain Basingstoke Weekly Classes

Our theatre classes take place at the Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke. In the Main school the three hour session has an hour each of acting, dancing and singing. So all performers learn the three disciplines and have a lot of fun along the way. Find the session for your age group below.

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Main School

Classes are divided into the following age groups: 6-9 year olds, 9-13 year olds, and 13-18 year olds. These classes become rehearsals for performances later in the year.

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TT Minis

In 90 minutes our young performers cover all three disciplines and learn the basic skills of imagination and stagecraft.

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Advanced Acting

This weekly 90-minute unique class is dedicated to drama, acting and theatre. Covering many aspects of performance, this class is aimed at those that want to improve and excel and who have a real passion for acting.

Basingstoke Beauty & The Beast Summer School

This year our musical theatre summer school is based on the stunning and magical show, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! 

This show holds a special place in our hearts as Centre Director, Pip Evans, covered and played Mrs Potts and Artisitc Director, Joe Evans, covered and played The Beast in the international tour… with so much knowledge around this show we can’t wait to explore the magical characters, the stunning music and fabulous choreography.

Basingstoke Screen Acting Summer Course

Professional actor, Joe Evans, will be running a unique acting course. During the three days students will be creating, rehearsing and shooting a short film and every student will get a copy of the final product! It promises to be a fantastic few days as students will be learning vital acting techniques along the way.

Be part of something bigger

Theatretrain Basingstoke is part of a UK network of centres who have the same approach to the performing arts. This community comes together to do something unique – large scale performances in venues like the Royal Albert Hall. Our ex students and Patrons know how transformational this working together can be. Theatretrain has a huge store of unparalleled activity and constantly evolves its work.

Theatre is a great place to ask the question… what if?

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International Summer School: Staying the Course

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, recently went to the beautiful Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich to see the end of week performance by the annual Theatretrain International Summer School. Here's his take on the experience.
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