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THeatretrain LEICESTER

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Brockington College, Enderby, Leicester, where our students to come together every Saturday to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through 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 Leicester

We were established in 2010 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: Peter Pan, High School Musical, and Decadance (Celebrating 10 years of Theatretrain Leicester).

We have performed locally in venues such as Sue Townsend Theatre and Peepul Centre, and we have also performed nationally, including: The O2 Arena, The Royal Albert Hall, and Sadlers Wells.

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Meet the Theatretrain Leicester team

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Meet Simon Toole, your Centre Director

Simon has been involved with Theatretrain since 1999. Since graduating from De Montfort University with a BA (Hons) in Theatre, Simon has worked with young people in a variety of settings, led drama workshops in both primary and secondary schools, and taught at Leicester College before training as a Primary School Teacher. Simon now teaches Year 6 at a local primary school. He is very passionate about education, especially the education, training and experience that Theatretrain provides for young people.


Luke O'Downie

Drama Teacher

Luke has been acting for over ten years now and is also 3 years into his teaching career, specialising in movement, and qualified in stage combat. He has performed in various plays including The Tempest, playing Caliban, William Blore in ‘And Then There Were None’, which he also directed. He has also been in films and TV productions as a supporting artist.


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Emma Smart

Singing Teacher

Emma trained at PPA Guildford in Musical Theatre. She has performed in a variety of musical theatre productions, including Eva Person in Evita and Tracy in Hairspray. Emma teaches singing to a range of people, including groups and specialised one-to-one tuition for young people and adults.



Sophie Shelton

Dance Teacher

Sophie is currently training for a degree in professional dance at Addict Dance Academy. She has performed and competed in many styles of dance all over the world and is a 2021 World Champion! She’s so excited to get to teach and work with everyone at Theatretrain! 


Lorraine Moore

Centre Manager

Lorraine has over 10 years experience working with young people in Leicestershire as a youth worker and a careers advisor and now works with Leicester City Council to help ensure public safety in the city. Since she joined us in February 2011, Lorraine has been a highly committed member of the team ensuring the centre runs smoothly on a weekly basis.  Lorraine loves musicals, her favourite being Oliver!


Blog and Events

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International Summer School: Staying the Course

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, recently went to the beautiful Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich to see the end of week performance by the annual Theatretrain International Summer School. Here's his take on the experience.
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