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THeatretrain Hertford & Ware

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Wodson Park, Ware, where our students come together every Saturday 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 Hertford &Ware

We were established in 2001 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included various shows at The Royal Albert Hall, West End theatres including Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The Adelphi Theatre. Local shows include Alice in Wonderland, Annie, Peter Pan and Wizard of Oz. 

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Meet the Theatretrain Hertford & Ware team

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


Meet Jesse McMahon & Shannon Foster, your Centre Directors

Shannon & Jesse have both been members of the Theatretrain family for the over 20 years as both students & teachers and cannot wait to inspire the next generation of students to follow their dreams and succeed in the performing industry. 

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Anna Piper

Drama & Minis Teacher

Anna has trained with The Television Workshop and The National Youth Theatre, she could be heard as the regular role of Rosa Makepeace in The Archers. Through her stage career she has worked with a variety of theatres such as The Royal Court, Birmingham REP and The Coventry Belgrade. Anna has also created her own work and has also enjoyed sold out shows at The Vaults festival and Brighton Fringe. As a teacher Anna is now an associate for The National Youth Theatre as well as teaching at various youth theatres.



Georgie Mitchell

Singing & Minis Teacher

Georgie Montgomery is a multifaceted actor and writer, who trained in musical theatre at The MTA in London. She’s seen seen her work take her across the globe, working in plays and musicals from Italy to China. Georgie lead the award winning film DEAD EYE and is about to embark on her latest feature film THE FORGOTTEN. Three of her plays are also currently featured in the anthology radio series ON ANOTHER WAVELENGTH. Georgie is delighted to be a part of the Theatretrain team and loves watching the students grow in confidence and ability.


Ryan Ferrie

Ryan Ferrie

Dance Teacher

Ryan trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). He has worked in TV, film & stage as an actor, director and choreographer, working with BBC Scotland & the National Theatre of Scotland. Ryan is also a Lecturer of Musical Theatre for the Junior Conservatoire programme at RCS. Ryan is a dedicated mentor, committed to providing practical support & assistance to aspiring young people. He is currently the associate agent for Infinity Artists & heads the London Hub and supports his clients in their career on the stage.


Jesse McMahon

Tinies & Cover Teacher

Jesse found her love for performing at a young age and attended Theatretrain from 6-18 years old. She then went on to study at The Oxford School of Drama and then furthered her training at The Urdang Academy. Jesse cannot wait to share her love for the performing arts with every student that walks through Theatretrain’s doors.


Shannon Foster

Minis Teacher

Shannon has been a part of the Theatretrain family since 2001 as both a student and a teacher. She was award a BA Hons degree in Drama in 2015 from Canterbury Chirst Church University. Since then she has made teaching and inspiring young children to follow their dreams her main focus. A professional credit includes taking part in the Canterbury Festival.


Lesley Levitt

Centre Manager

Lesley has been the matriarch of our Theatretrain family since almost the beginning and the centre would not be the same without her. She is the queen of keeping things running smoothly. Lesley has been working in the health & safety field for a long time.

Blog and Events

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Another Opening

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, is very excited to unveil the new website, which you are scrolling this very second. Here's what he had to say...
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Young People and Catharsis

This week, Theatretrain Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, shares his thoughts on the power of the theatre and its ability to help young people…
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