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THeatretrain Exeter

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at West Exe School, Exeter as well as Willand Village Hall and Tavistock Red & Black Club. This is where our students come together every week to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through the 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 Exeter

We were only established in 2017 and have already created and been involved with a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: local performances (Annie, Honk! and Into The Woods), a TV appearance (Don’t Tell The Bride), performing at Disneyland Paris (Let’s Sing Christmas) and appearing at the Royal Albert Hall (Move!). We have also been to New York and are about to perform at a children’s drama festival in Switzerland.


Theatretrain Exeter Let's Sing Christmas at Disneyland Paris

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Meet the Theatretrain Exeter team

Learn more about our team and get to know what we’re all about.

Paul Clark Theatretrain Exeter Drama Teacher and Centre Director

Meet Paul Clark, your Centre Director and Drama Teacher

Paul is an actor, director and teacher of drama with over 30-years experience and has worked professionally as an entertainer. He created the role of Rando in the world premier of the musical Berlin and has appeared numerous times in West End variety concerts. He is loving every minute of running his own centre in Exeter and thoroughly enjoys creating lots of amazing opportunities for the students of Exeter and the surrounding area.
Carmen Tyler Theatretrain Exeter Dance Teacher

Carmen Louise

Dance Teacher

Carmen graduated with a BA HONS degree in Dance and Drama from LSPA. She has worked professionally around the world and has recently starting her own performance company, aiming to use the work that she is creating as a tool to teach and educate.

Yvonne Buttifant Theatretrain Exeter Singing Teacher

Yvonne Buttifant

Singing Teacher

Yvonne was awarded a place at the Purcell School of Music in London before studying at the Royal Academy of Music to continue her studies. She teachers singing, piano and theory to students of all ages and also runs her own ladies choir.

Tobie Bailey Theatretrain Exeter Centre Manager

Tobie Bailey

Centre Manager

Tobie has over 25 years experience in administration and support roles across a number of industries including TV. He also occasionally appears in productions put on by his local amateur dramatics society.

Victoria Balster Theatretrain Exeter Minis Teacher

Victoria Balster

Minis Teacher

Victoria holds a degree in Performing Arts and has an extensive performance background in stage, TV and film productions. She currently writes for and fronts her rock band “Out of Isca” performing original material at festivals, theatres and public houses.

Vicky Bailey Theatretrain Exeter Centre Assistant

Vicky Bailey

Centre Assistant

Vicky is a highly qualified nursery manager & teacher with extensive childcare experience. She also has several years’ experience as a special educational needs coordinator and is extremely knowledgeable in child protection.

Edith Lipscombe Theatretrain Exeter Dance Teacher

Edith Lipscombe

Dance Teacher (Tavistock)

Edith trained at the University of Chichester Conservatoire, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Although Edith has done a lot of performing, she also has a love for teaching performing arts with both children and adults.

Sydnee Ponsford Theatretrain Exeter Singing Teacher

Sydnee Ponsford

Singing Teacher (Tavistock)

Sydnee is a specialist in all aspects of the performing arts and is a graduate of the University of Chichester Conservatoire. She also holds a diploma with the London College of Music. Sydnee currently works as a private tutor and professional performer.

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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