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About Theatretrain Bristol South

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…


Hi, I'm Sue!

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

I have been at the helm of Theatretrain Bristol since 2003. At the same time I was a Lecturer in a college teaching English and Performing Arts. I have had the privilege to see so many students walk through the doors of Theatretrain and go on to do some amazing things. I danced from a young age, gaining many medals and certificates along the way. My role is to support teachers and oversee all aspects of leading the Theatrerain team, I also teach when required and I also have a diploma in stage management from Bristol University.

In July 2022 I received the Outstanding Centre Director Award at the Theatretrain Annual conference.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Bristol South

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 Bristol team

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

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Suzanne Silcox

Theatre Director

 Suzanne is an experienced teacher of performing arts, with the main focus on drama and producing shows over the last twenty years. not only at Theatretrain but also as a college lecturer where she wrote, produced and directed three showcases each year for her students. Suzanne is dedicated to nurturing individuals and develop their creativity.

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Em Lawrence

Musical Director

Em began her career as a young West End performer. She also has a diploma in Musical Theatre and trained in Jazz, classical and pop vocals. Em has a Bachelors degree in theatre and performance studies and a Masters degree in screen acting from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic. Em also is an accomplished pianist and uses this as part of her vocal warm ups. 

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Will Marles


Will is an ex Theatretrain student who was constantly chosen to sing either solo’s or duets in Theatretrain’s large scale West End shows. He then went on to study at Boom Satsuma and went to university in Falmouth to study drama and theatre. Will re discovered his love for dance at university and trained in all dance styles to achieve an amazing amount of awards in his time there. Will loves to discover students unique dance styles, to build confidence in their own abilities. Will has always said ‘you can’t get rid of me that easily’, so is thrilled to be back where it all started when he was six years old.

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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.

The world’s your stage at Theatretrain Bristol South!

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