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Professional theatre training for children in Hitchin

Theatretrain Hitchin welcomes aspiring performers from Hitchin and surrounding areas 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 Hitchin is more than a drama club!

Theatretrain Hitchin 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 Hitchin Weekly Classes

Our theatre classes take place at Hitchin Girls School, Hitchin. 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: 6-8 year olds, 9-11 year olds, and 12-18 year olds. These classes become rehearsals for performances later in the year.

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In 90 minutes our young performers cover all three disciplines and learn the basic skills of imagination and stagecraft.

Be part of something bigger

Theatretrain Hitchin 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?

Theatretrain Reviews

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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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Like many people I watched some of the Jubilee offerings over the weekend. For me it was special in a personal way as at the end of August I am looking forward to my own Platinum Jubilee. Yes I was born in the year that Her Majesty succeeded the throne. So, all her jubilees have connected to mine.
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Zigger Zagger

The first school play I directed, about a zillion years ago, was about football fans and it was called Zigger Zagger. It felt like it…
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How kindness benefits our wellbeing

It’s well documented that being kind, and receiving kindness, positively impacts our wellbeing. There isn’t just anecdotal evidence to support this. Hundreds of scientific studies…
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Please note our office is closed Saturday 6th August to Sunday 21st August.  

All messages will be responded to on Monday 22nd August.