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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.

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Main School

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.

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TT Tinies

30 minute classes to introduce make believe through words, song and movement. 

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TT Minis

In 90 minutes our young performers cover all three disciplines and learn the basic skills of imagination and stagecraft.

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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

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Chester Summerschool

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

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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?

Theatretrain Reviews

Blog and Events

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Summer Holiday Workshop in Tarvin

We continued our ongoing relationship with Tarvin Pre-School Playgroup and Nursery by delivering another fun theatre workshop on Tuesday 16th August. Children enjoyed working with…
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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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