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About Theatretrain Nottingham

Building Confidence & Training The Next Generation Of Performers…

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Hi, I'm Jayne!

Hi, I’m Jayne! I’m the Company Director here at Theatretrain Nottingham, where my job is to ensure your children are enjoying their professional theatre training in a fun and creative way.

I studied at the Royal College of Music before embarking on a career with the BBC. I 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. I moved to Nottingham in November 2000 where I took up the appointment as Centre Manager for Theatretrain Nottingham the following year, buying the franchise in July 2009. I am 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.

Learn Genuine Theatre Principles While You Make Friends At Theatretrain Nottingham

The Theatretrain Way puts theatre back into the performing arts. Along with technical performance skills in acting, singing and dancing, young people get the chance to release their creativity in a safe and friendly place. Here, in an environment nurturing confidence and empathy, our students can expand to be more than they ever thought they could be. Our aim isn’t just to create better performers, but to help your children reach their full potential.

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We Create The Welcoming Environment Where Aspiring Performers Thrive

Gain Skills For All Aspects Of Life, Not Just The Big Stage.

Meet the Theatretrain Nottingham team

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Acting Director

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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Musical Director and  Junior Ensemble Director

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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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.

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The Theatretrain Story

Theatretrain was founded on the belief that the performing arts should be accessible to everyone, no matter their age, skill or ability. Our large-scale productions are unique to Theatretrain and invite our students to enjoy the learning experience and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

The world’s your stage at Theatretrain Nottingham!

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