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About Theatretrain Hagley

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…


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

I attended the opening of  Theatretrain Hagley as a student back in 2003. From the age of 12-18 I caught the Theatretrain bug and found that my confidence and love for the Performing Arts grew during my 6 years at the school. I then went on to complete a Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production and went on to graduate from the University of Gloucestershire with a BA HONS in Music. I returned to Theatretrain Hagley as an assistant and later progressed from Singing Teacher to Company Director. Now as a qualified primary school teacher, I love to help children develop in confidence and provide many opportunities at Theatretrain Hagley.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Hagley

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 Hagley team

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


Francesca De Gregorio

Theatre Director

Francesca graduated with a BA HONS in Musical Theatre at Arden School of Theatre. She has a passion and flair for music, dance and drama and has taught and assisted children and young adults in a variety of Performing Arts capacities. Francesca is a great asset to the team and brings energy and creativity to her weekly classes.


Hayley Brookes

Musical Director

Hayley studied musical theatre at Leeds Metropolitan University. Theatre has been her life for as long as she can remember. Hayley has worked professionally in the industry alongside some famous names, performing on the West End and at the Edinburgh festival just to name a few. She has experience working on Thomson and CMV cruises performing all over the world in full scale productions. She is fresh out of the current industry with a passion for the Arts and holds a lot of experience to pass onto our students.


Emilie Walters

Choreographer/ Junior Ensemble Director

Emilie has studied Dance all her life. Training at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks and then going on to becoming a professional dancer, specialising in showgirl and other forms of dance events, this takes her around the UK on a weekly basis. Emilie has been teaching dance for 10 years from all ages ranging from 3 years to 81 years. Styles include Ballet, Contemporary, Street, Themed and Musical theatre.

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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 Hagley!

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