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THeatretrain Leigh-on-Sea

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Salvation Army, Glendale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2AR, where our students to come together every Friday or 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 Leigh-on-Sea

We were established in 2016 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Disney Land Paris, The Scoop, Clifftown Theatre and The Palace Theatre.

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Meet the Theatretrain Leigh-on-Sea team

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

Fraser (Leigh-on-Sea)

Meet Fraser Stainton, your Centre Director

Fraser trained at the Italia Conti Academy London, prior to which he trained at the Stageworx School of Performing Arts in Stirling, Scotland.


Theatre Credits include:

The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi (Hundred Acre Productions), Stop the Show (Hundred Acre Productions) Showcase LIVE (Hundred Acre Productions) Santa’s New Sleigh (Arts Theatre & Uk Tour, Sam Bradshaw Productions)  Spring Awakening the Musical, Ernst (David Willoughby), Murder Mystery (Hundred Acre Productions)


Georgia (Leigh-on-Sea)

Georgia Benson

Drama Teacher 


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Natalie Jenkin-Smith

Singing Teacher

(Friday & Saturday)

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Zoe Moore

Dance & Minis Teacher

(Friday & Saturday)

Fraser (Leigh-on-Sea)

Fraser Stainton

Drama Teacher


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Kyra Fyvie

Centre Assistant

Louise (Leigh-on-Sea)

Louise Smith

Centre Manager (Saturday)

Blog and Events

Kevins Blog

Flying through Flanders

Kevin Dowsett, Artistic Director of Theatretrain, recounts his Antwerp escapade, from coffee calamities to exploring vibrant theatres and explores how Belgium see value in the arts.
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Rethink silence! Explore the link between ambient noise and productivity for enhanced focus. Theatretrain: where performing arts unlock creativity and potential.

Mozart’s Secret: How Noise May Boost Your Child’s Focus!

Ever questioned the role of silence in enhancing your child's focus? Journey to 18th-century Vienna, where Mozart, amidst city clamour, composed masterpieces. Explore the surprising link between ambient noise and productivity, challenging the silence myth in learning environments. Discover a harmonious blend of sound and concentration in this intriguing narrative.
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Discover the power of drama classes in fostering empathy. Explore Theatretrain for transformative performing arts experiences that unlock creative potential

Behind the Curtain: Theatre’s Ripple Effect

Ever wondered how a drama class transforms teens into super-empathetic individuals? Step into a world where acting isn't just lines but a journey into empathy. Follow Sarah's tale, from a shy book lover to an empathetic powerhouse, unveiling the surprising catalyst behind this metamorphosis—structured improvisation in drama classes.
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Explore the unexpected origins of Play-Doh, a failed cleaning product turned iconic toy. Learn how mistakes fuel creativity at Theatretrain

How Play-Doh Proves That Mistakes Fuel Creative Brilliance

Uncover the fascinating tale of how a failed cleaning product in the 1950s birthed one of the most cherished children's toys – Play-Doh. In a cluttered garage, engineer Joe McVicker's attempt to create a wallpaper cleaner resulted in a colourful, squishy substance adored by kids. Discover how mistakes can be the catalyst for creativity and growth, a philosophy we embrace at Theatretrain. Ready to explore the transformative power of mistakes?
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Crazy for You

Join Theatretrain Artistic Director Kevin Dowsett as he shares the enchanting experience of watching 'Crazy for You' at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Dive into the magic of tap dancing, embrace the cheesy love stories, and discover why this musical is a perfect blend of joy and optimism.
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