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THeatretrain Bury St Edmunds

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at The New Bury Community Centre, 1 St Charles Place, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6RW, where our students to 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 Bury St Edmunds

We were established in 2002 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: Productions at The Apex, The Theatre Royal and Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, performances in prestigious London Theatres such as The London Palladium, The Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Albert Hall, and some international performances including The Videopolis Stage at Disneyland Paris and The Empire State Building in New York City.

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Meet the Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds team

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Meet Emma Pryke, your Centre Director

Emma has been Centre Director for Bury St Edmunds since 2006.  Having first discovered Theatretrain as a parent the day the centre first opened in 2002, Emma became involved early on.  First as Centre Manager in 2004 before taking over 2 years later.  Emma is also an International Events Co-Ordinator for Theatretrain and has organised several performing arts trips to Disneyland Paris and New York City for students from all over the UK.  Emma is passionate about Theatretrain and the opportunities it gives to children from all walks of life.  Emma Believes children studey performing arts for many different reasons and it is our job to ensure they achieve their goals whether it be building self-confidence, making new friends or developing skills for a future career in the industry.  Emma is proud of her team and always looks forward to welcoming new students ready to begin their Theatretrain Journey.

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Chloe Graham

Drama Teacher

 Chloe trained Musical Theatre professionally at Tiffany Theatre College after completing a 1 year course at Evolution Foundation College and over 10 years at Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury.  Chloe has been taught by the finest industry professionals and has been priviliaged to play leading roles in many productions, her favourite being Nickie in Sweet Charity.  Chloe’s passion lies in teaching others and as Theatretrain was such an important part of her life growing up, there is nowhere she would rather be than sharing her skills with our pupils in a Saturday.

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Chelsea Richer

Singing Teacher

Chelsea trained in performing arts at Ipswich College and from the early age of 16, began touring the circuit as a professional singer.  Chelsea has Theatretrain deeply rooted in her soul, starting life as the singing teacher for Bury St Edmunds in 2005.  She also teaches at Theatretrain Sudbury since it opened in 2009.  Chelsea has made her mark on the company, producing many sets for our international performances in Disneyland Paris, New York City and at an international summer school held in Ireland.  Chelsea loves working with the students and enjoys watching them grow in confidence.

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Mally Fenemore-Jones

Dance Teacher

Mally trained Musical Theatre professionally at ROM Theatre Arts on a 55% schoolarship after completing 6 years as a student with Theatretrain. Mally has been taught by West Ends finest teachers and performers and performed in multiple theatres across the West End and abroad.  Mally trained in main disciplines including vocal technique, classical, modern techniques and ballet.  During her training Mally was privileged to play multiple leading roles including Fiona in Shrek and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.  Mally is always looking at ways to expand her teaching skills and enjoys watching her students grow into blossoming performers.  

Chloe Graham

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Drama Teacher

 Chloe trained Musical Theatre professionally at Tiffany Theatre College after completing a 1 year course at Evolution Foundation College and over 10 years at Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury.  Chloe has been taught by the finest industry professionals and has been priviliaged to play leading roles in many productions, her favourite being Nickie in Sweet Charity.  Chloe’s passion lies in teaching others and as Theatretrain was such an important part of her life growing up, there is nowhere she would rather be than sharing her skills with our pupils in a Saturday.

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Chelsea Richer

Singing Teacher

Chelsea trained in performing arts at Ipswich College and from the early age of 16, began touring the circuit as a professional singer.  Chelsea has Theatretrain deeply rooted in her soul, starting life as the singing teacher for Bury St Edmunds in 2005.  She also teaches at Theatretrain Sudbury since it opened in 2009.  Chelsea has made her mark on the company, producing many sets for our international performances in Disneyland Paris, New York City and at an international summer school held in Ireland.  Chelsea loves working with the students and enjoys watching them grow in confidence.

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Mally Fenemore-Jones

Dance Teacher

Mally trained Musical Theatre professionally at ROM Theatre Arts on a 55% schoolarship after completing 6 years as a student with Theatretrain. Mally has been taught by West Ends finest teachers and performers and performed in multiple theatres across the West End and abroad.  Mally trained in main disciplines including vocal technique, classical, modern techniques and ballet.  During her training Mally was privileged to play multiple leading roles including Fiona in Shrek and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.  Mally is always looking at ways to expand her teaching skills and enjoys watching her students grow into blossoming performers.  

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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