January 23, 2024

How big are Theatretrain Classes?

When it comes to nurturing young talent and fostering a love for the performing arts, Theatretrain has always stood out as a beacon of excellence. Our approach to class sizes plays a crucial role in shaping young performers into confident and accomplished individuals.

For our younger performers, our minis (4-5yrs) we have a maximum of 16 per class.

There is always a teacher and teaching assistant giving a ratio of 1:8.

We understand the importance of providing personalised attention to our youngest students. By limiting class sizes to a maximum of 16, we ensure that each child receives the individualised support and guidance they need. With a teacher and teaching assistant in every class, the 1:8 ratio allows for a nurturing environment where children can flourish.

This intimate setting allows the little ones to build trust and rapport with their instructors, fostering a sense of security that is vital for their development. With this foundation in place, these budding performers can begin their journey into the world of theatre with the confidence they need.

For our main company classes (6-18yrs) Class sizes are capped at 25.

As young performers progress through Theatretrain, they enter the main company classes, where class sizes are capped at 25 students. 

By introducing teaching assistants for specific age groups, such as the 6-8-year-olds, we can allow class sizes to expand to 30 students. This demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a high level of engagement and individualised attention even as class sizes grow. 


This approach challenges the notion that smaller class sizes are always better. Instead, they embrace the advantages of larger groups, creating an electrifying atmosphere that ignites creativity and fosters collaboration. Here’s why this unconventional approach works:

Diverse Learning Experiences

Larger groups expose students to a wider range of talents, personalities, and ideas. This diversity enriches the learning experience, allowing students to draw inspiration from their peers.

Realistic Theatre Settings

In the world of theatre, performers often find themselves on big stages with large audiences. Theatretrain’s larger class sizes prepare students for the reality of performing in front of crowds, building their confidence and stage presence.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Larger groups encourage teamwork and collaboration. Students learn to work together, creating bonds that can last a lifetime and enhancing their ability to adapt to different working environments in the future.

Performance Opportunities

With larger groups, Theatretrain can produce more ambitious and grand-scale productions, providing young performers with exceptional opportunities to showcase their talents.

When we perform in shows, we have extra chaperones to make sure we have a ratio of 1:10.

Safety and supervision are paramount in our commitment to young performers. During shows, we maintain a ratio of 1:10, ensuring that every child is looked after and supported. This level of care allows parents to have peace of mind, knowing that their children are in capable hands.

In conclusion, we are dedicated to nurturing young talent. By balancing smaller, intimate classes with larger, dynamic groups, we create an environment where every child can thrive. This innovative approach prepares young performers not just for the stage but also for life, fostering confidence, teamwork, and a lifelong love for the performing arts. We truly understand that sometimes, bigger is better, and it’s the magic of the theatre that brings it all to life.

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Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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