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About Theatretrain Basingstoke

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…


Hi, I'm Pip!

Hi, I’m Pip! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Basingstoke, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way. 

I trained at Vocal-tech and at The London School of Musical Theatre. Having performed professionally internationally and in London’s West End, I decided to focus on sharing my passion and experience with young performers, who have the desire and dedication to pursue a career in the performing arts.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Basingstoke

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

Meet the Theatretrain Basingstoke team

Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.

Joe Evans

Joe Evans

Creative Director

Joe has been a professional actor for over 13 years and has worked on both stage and screen. Joe is currently playing Phil Spector in London’s Westend smash hit musical, Tina! The Tina Turner Musical. Other professional credits include Rutherford and Son (The National Theatre), Three Winters (The National Theatre), Les Miserable (West End) Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Beauty and The Beast (International tour). Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), Deep State (Fox TV). Voice overs for BBC, ITV, Ch4 . Joe is also an extremely experienced acting coach facilitating at ArtsEd (London), Mountview (London), Central College of Speech and Drama (London), The Watermill Theatre (Newbury), The Corn Exchange (Newbury) and many other institutions. Joe has a real passion for working with young people and strives to give each child a professional standard of training.


Freyja Bates


Freyja attended dance classes throughout her childhood and went on to train at Kingsclere Performing Arts at the age of 16. Freyja exudes expert knowledge in all genres of dance. Not only does Freyja concentrate on technique throughout her classes but she teaches the art of performance and any young performer can learn so much from her. Freyja has a real passion for teaching and has loved watching students grow with confidence and professionalism so far throughout her time at Theatretrain.

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Erin Rowlatt

Musical Director

Erin is currently in her second year of training as an Actor Musician at Guildford School of Acting. Music and singing have always played a key part in Erin’s life, having performed in jazz ensembles across the UK, France and America. Erin plays the saxophone, clarinet and piano, and has extensive training in voice as well as acting and various dance styles. “I am very excited to be working with the students of Theatretrain. I love seeing young people discover their passion for performance, and I’m honoured to play a part in their development as their skills and confidence grow!”


Owen White

Theatre Director

Owen has been performing for as long as he can remember. Owen’s greatest passion is directing musical theatre and teaching drama, something he now does full time teaching at a secondary school. Owen hopes to inspire the students of Theatretrain as they begin their performing journey. He concentrates on creating a fun, safe environment and aims to teach the students a new performance skill during each lesson. He concentrates on growing his pupil’s confidence and allows students to constantly explore their own imagination. 


Jenna Cohen

Junior Ensemble Director / 
Musical Theatre Assistant

Jenna is currently in her second year of training as an actor-musician at Guildford School of Acting. Jenna grew up attending theatre schools just like Theatretrain so she knows the importance of good training from a young age. Jenna plays the flute and piccolo and has always loved working with children; “It’s means a lot to me to watch students grow, not only in ability and talent, but confidence and charisma too.”


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The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

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