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THeatretrain BEXLEY

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Blackfen School for girls, Blackfen Road, Sidcup,  where our students come together every Saturday to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through performing arts, we give children and young adults the tools they need, not just to reach their potential on stage, but also to thrive at school and lay the foundations for their future. 

About Theatretrain Bexley

We were established in 2003 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: ‘Alice the Musical’ at The Woodville, Gravesend.  ‘20@02′ at The 02 Arena!  ‘Move’ at The Royal Albert Hall.   ‘High School Musical’ at The Woodville. ‘The Jungle Book’ at The Stag, Sevenoaks. ‘Orphan Annie’ at The Miskin, Dartford & ‘Now Then’ at Sadlers Wells, London.   

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Meet the Theatretrain Bexley team

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Meet Kate Barnes, your Centre Director

I am very proud of all the students at Theatretrain Bexley, we really do feel like a family! Every Saturday has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I am blessed to be able to witness our students’ confidence grow week by week! From the adorable 3 year olds right up to our young adults, Theatretrain Bexley is a place they can feel safe,  happy & express themselves.  I have been working within the performing arts industry for 19 happy years after training at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts & dancing throughout my childhood.  I strongly believe performing arts can help give our young people skills for life! At Theatretrain Bexley we offer a free trial, so come & jump on board! 

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Louise Fitzgerald

Drama Teacher

After completing (BA hons) in journalism & spending time in the TV industry, Louise trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.  She worked extensively in theatre, performing all over the UK & touring internationally. Louise has written, produced & appeared in award winning sketch shows in London, Edinburgh fringe & Brighton.  In 2017 she wrote her first full length play for Camden fringe.  She’s been an associate director for NYT & works creatively with businesses in London and abroad.  Next year her debut children’s book will be published.  

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Lucy Bell

Singing & Minis Teacher

Lucy graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013.  Since then she has performed in many different shows across the country.  Lucy joined Theatretrain Bexley in 2016 & she loves being the singing & minis teacher! She always says TT is really a big family! 

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Carla Hargood-Bailey

Dance Teacher with Kate Barnes Centre Director

Carla is currently studying dance & musical theatre (BA Hons) at Bird college whilst thoroughly enjoying teaching the wonderful students at Theatretrain Bexley! Carla was a dedicated & talented student at Theatretrain Bexley from the young age of 10. In 2023 Carla will graduate & is so excited to join the industry & start her professional career. 

Blog and Events

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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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