Professional theatre training for children in Chester
Theatretrain Chester welcomes aspiring performers from Chester 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 Chester is more than a drama club!
Theatretrain Chester 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 Chester Weekly Classes
Our theatre classes take place at Queen’s Park High School, Handbridge, Chester. 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.
Classes are divided into the following age groups: 6-9 year olds, 9-12 year olds, and 13-18 year olds. These classes become rehearsals for performances later in the year.
30 minute classes to introduce make believe through words, song and movement.
In 90 minutes our young performers cover all three disciplines and learn the basic skills of imagination and stagecraft.
The Theatretrain Regional Choir
Our choir is for children from across our whole area who come together with their shared love of singing.
We have supported many charities, we’ve performed with Collabro on their national tour and we’ve even sung at a wedding
Is there more fun than spending your time working on a mini performance piece in the summer or at half term?
Summerschool is over for another year but stay in touch for details of our next holiday workshops
Ysgol Bryn Deva After School Club
We are thrilled to have been working at Ysgol Bryn Deva since 2014. Each week pupils of all ages meet in the school hall for an hour of dancing, acting, singing and theatre games
Ysgol Penarlag After School Club
We are thrilled to have been working at Ysgol Bryn Deva since 2017. Each week pupils of all ages meet in the school hall for an hour of dancing, acting, singing and theatre games
Be part of something bigger
Theatretrain Chester 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?
Blog and Events
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International Summer School: Staying the Course
Theatretrain Chester to perform at The Royal Albert Hall
Ask us anything
Want to know more? Just get in touch.