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Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at The Rushcliffe Spencer Academy, Nottingham, 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 Nottingham

We were established in 2002 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included performing at The Royal Albert Hall, The O2, Disneyland Paris and local theatres such as Nottingham Arts Theatre and The Bonington.

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Meet the Theatretrain Nottingham team

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Meet Jayne, your Centre Director

Jayne studied at the Royal College of Music before embarking on a career with the BBC. She spent 5 years as part of the team that ran the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts before spending the next 15 years working solely for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Jayne moved to Nottingham in November 2000 where she took up her appointment as Centre Manager for Theatretrain Nottingham the following year, buying the franchise in July 2009. Jayne is committed to everything Theatretrain offers from the opportunities and joy it gives children, to seeing them progress not only in performing arts but life skills too.

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Drama Teacher

Louise is an academic practitioner in Drama and Devised Performance and is currently studying her PhD at Leeds Beckett University. For the last 10 years she has worked as an independent artist and in that time has been an associate artist with the In Good Company artist development (Derby Theatre), and the Leicester Curve Breakthrough Artist programmes, creating and directing shows across the East Midlands. She has been with Theatretrain Nottingham since 2015 and thoroughly enjoys teaching and helping to develop the talented young people she works with.

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Singing Teacher

Sophie found her passion for performing when she joined Theatretrain at the age of 6 and completed her full twelve years with the Company. Since leaving Theatretrain she has worked in many roles involving performance, from working with snakes, fire, angle grinding and stilts to working as part of a hotel entertainment team abroad singing regularly in shows. She is now a very experienced teacher in the performing arts. Sophie loves being part of the Theatretrain family and believes it transforms every single child who attends, in one way or another.

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Dance Teacher

Gemma started dancing at the age of 3 at the Collette Tylers School of Dance in Bridlington.  She gained her teaching qualification at the age of 17 through the UKA and at 18 received a scholarship to attend Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama for a 3 year Musical Theatre course.  Gemma’s main passion is teaching and she has now been a dance teacher for the last 19 years, spending 14 of those at Theatretrain Nottingham which she continues to love.

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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