theatretrain curve 01
theatretrain motto believe achieve exceed

Professional theatre training for children in Portsmouth

Theatretrain Portsmouth welcomes aspiring performers from Portsmouth and surrounding areas who want to learn how to take their ideas and feelings and express them through acting, dancing and singing. Students also take part in performances locally and nationally.

Theatretrain Portsmouth is more than a drama club

Theatretrain Portsmouth offers professional theatre training for 4-18 year olds in a way that is both fun and effective. More than a drama club, a dance school or a singing group, our performing arts classes give children and young people a place to explore the world and create performances. This process gives them life skills that will help them whether they want a career in the performing arts or the confidence to thrive in the real world. All the world’s a stage after all! 

Theatretrain Portsmouth Weekly Classes

Our theatre classes take place at Mayfield School, Portsmouth. In the Main School, the three hour session has an hour each of acting, dancing and singing. So all performers learn the three disciplines and have a lot of fun along the way. Find the session for your age group below.

theatretrain classes november 440

Main School

Classes are divided into the following age groups: 6-9 year olds, 9-12 year olds, and 13-18 year olds. These classes become rehearsals for performances later in the year.

21.11.27 THEATRE TRAIN 023 low res selects

TT Minis

In 90 minutes our young performers cover all three disciplines and learn the basic skills of imagination and stagecraft.

theatretrain events move royal albert hall 2019 9E59BED6 1

New: Portsmouth West End Summer Academy

Is there more fun than spending your time working on material from your favourite West End shows in the summer holidays? Our upcoming offer is in August and runs for 5 days. This year we’ll be working on material from Grease and Hairspray!

Be part of something bigger

Theatretrain Portsmouth is part of a UK network of centres who have the same approach to the performing arts. This community comes together to do something unique – large scale performances in venues like the Royal Albert Hall. Our ex students and Patrons know how transformational this working together can be. Theatretrain has a huge store of unparalleled activity and constantly evolves its work.

Theatre is a great place to ask the question… what if?

Theatretrain Reviews

Blog and Events

theatretrain international summer school

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.
Read more >

Ask us anything

Want to know more? Just get in touch.