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About Theatretrain Exeter

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

Paul Clark Theatretrain Exeter Drama Teacher and Centre Director

Hi, I'm Paul!

Hi, I’m Paul! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Exeter, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.

I am an actor, director and teacher of drama with over 30-years experience and I’ve worked professionally as an entertainer. I created the role of Rando in the world premier of the musical Berlin and have appeared numerous times in West End variety concerts. I am loving every minute of running my own Company in Exeter and I thoroughly enjoy creating lots of amazing opportunities for the students of Exeter and the surrounding area.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Exeter

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

Meet the Theatretrain Exeter team

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

Carmen Tyler Theatretrain Exeter Dance Teacher

Carmen Louise


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.

Bee Jarvis Theatretrain Exeter Musical Director

Bee Jarvis

Musical Director

Bee is a Jazz singer and Musical Director from Plymouth. She runs three different choirs and specialises in working in Queer & Inclusive Arts. Last year she started composing for musicals and other theatre productions!

Fiona Bardsley Theatretrain Exeter Acting Teacher

Fiona Bardsley

Director of Acting

Fi has over 30 years experience as an actress, teacher and director. In recent years she has taught courses in Acting and Voice for undergraduates at New York University and her directing work with school and university students is extensive and varied.

Victoria Balster Theatretrain Exeter Minis Teacher

Victoria Balster

Junior Ensemble Director

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.

Tobie Bailey Theatretrain Exeter Centre Manager

Tobie Bailey

Company 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.

Vicky Bailey Theatretrain Exeter Centre Assistant

Vicky Bailey

Company 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.

Chloe Atkinson Theatretrain Exeter Assistant

Chloe Atkinson

Junior Ensemble Assistant

Chloe is a 3rd year English and Drama student at the University of Exeter. She is especially proficient in ballet, jazz and contemporary. Most recently, she performed in a 5 star sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Yvonne Buttifant Theatretrain Exeter Singing Teacher

Yvonne Buttifant

Musical Director (Willand)

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.

Edith Lipscombe Theatretrain Exeter Dance Teacher

Edith Lipscombe

Choreographer (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

Musical Director (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.

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The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

The world’s your stage at Theatretrain Exeter!

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Paul Clark Theatretrain Exeter Drama Teacher and Centre Director

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