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Professional theatre training for children in Exeter

Theatretrain Exeter welcomes aspiring performers from Exeter and the surrounding areas (including Tavistock, Okehampton, Torquay, Honiton, Cullompton and Tiverton) 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 Exeter is more than a drama club!

Theatretrain Exeter 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 Exeter Weekly Classes

Our theatre classes take place at West Exe School, Exeter as well as in Willand and Tavistock. 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 in the second part of the year.

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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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TT Musical Theatre (Willand)

Our musical theatre class is open to children aged 7-16 years and is for anyone who loves musicals and enjoys acting, singing and dancing. We will explore all the different aspects of performance as well as developing the life skills of our students.

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TT Musical Theatre (Tavistock)

Our musical theatre class will explore all the different aspects of performance whilst exploring a whole range of different musicals. Open to children aged 7-16 years, this class is for anyone who loves to act, dance and sing.

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New: Exeter Holiday School

Is there more fun than spending your time working on a mini performance piece in the summer or at half term? Our upcoming offer is in August and involves a staged production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Be part of something bigger

Theatretrain Exeter 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?

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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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