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THeatretrain Derby

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at The Chellaston Academy, Derby, 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 Derby

We were established in 2013 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: “Honk!”, “Cats”, “Move”, “How to Make A Hero” and “Special Measures”.

Theatretrain Derby is run by Centre Director Marcus Scimia.  We are part of a large network of Theatretrain Centre’s across the UK, which means we can tap into the network and connect with industry leading experts in the performing arts industry.

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Meet the Theatretrain Derby team

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Meet Marcus Scimia, your Centre Director

Marcus is an experienced performer across various fields of the industry and has a passion and flare for teaching and coaching children and young people in the performing arts. 

Marcus is faculty in several of the midlands leading Musical Theatre Colleges.

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Drama Teacher

“I love teaching at theatretrain because I get so much joy out of seeing the students achieve great things and perform their hearts out!”

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Singing Teacher

“Teaching at Theatretrain is not just about the mechanics of the voice but training young performers to act through song, explore a wide field of repertoire and to the finished results in terms of the fully staged show. It’s great to see them develop and have the confidence to solos as well as being valued members of a vocal ensemble”

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Dance Teacher

“I enjoy teaching at Theatretrain as I love the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and training in dance to the aspiring young 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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