March 17, 2023

Professional Theatre Training – The Pros & Cons

If you’re unsure whether professional theatre training is the right choice for your child, this blog will help you make an informed decision based on the pros and cons…

Are you considering enrolling your child with a professional theatre company but unsure if it’s the right environment for them?

Professional theatre training is great for EVERY child.

Here’s why…

Being part of a professional theatre training company will not only nurture your child’s natural performance ability to help fine-tune it into talent, but it will also help your child develop essential skills to help them throughout education, employment and life.

Still unsure?

This blog will explain a little more about professional theatre training, and look at the pros and cons, to help you make an informed decision about if it’s the right choice for your child.

Professional Theatre Training – An Overview

With so many dance, stage and drama schools out there offering classes in the performing arts, it’s difficult to know which will benefit your child the most. And it’s important to remember that whilst what each club is offering may seem similar, not all are created equal.

When you choose a professional theatre training company, such as Theatretrain, for your child, the differences are noticeable…

  • Your child will be part of a company that makes and creates actual theatre productions and doesn’t just teach it.
  • Unlike a school environment with a ‘traditional’ pupil/teacher hierarchy, your child will become a performer alongside their fellow peers and creative team.
  • A professional theatre company creates a community where your child will feel confident, comfortable and able to be their true authentic self.
  • Alongside improving their creative ability, your child will benefit from developing life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, resilience and perseverance.
  • As well as on-stage performance skills, your child will gain an understanding of how all aspects of the theatre fit together, from set design to lighting, costume to direction, and so much more.

The Pros Of Professional Theatre Training

When your child joins a professional performing arts community, they’ll benefit from so many wonderful aspects of it. Here are some of the pros of professional theatre training…

Increased Self-Esteem And Self-Confidence

Even if your child is extremely shy or has little belief in their ability as a performer, they will flourish under the caring, nurturing and patient support of a professional theatre company.

Guidance From Talented Coaches

Every child is a natural-born performer, and your child will receive expert guidance from experienced and talented coaches to transform ability into talent.

Access To A Professional Agency

As a well-established theatre company, Theatretrain has links to a professional agency for young performers, making it easier for your child to pursue a career in performance.

The Freedom Of Expression

As a performer with a professional theatre company, your child will be encouraged to express and explore their creative individuality to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Friendships For Life

When your child joins a professional theatre training company, they will find an exciting group of individuals who share the same drive and passion for the performing arts.

Life Skills

As well as improving your child’s performance skills, they will benefit from life skills such as increased empathy, improved focus and the ability to work as part of a team.

The Cons Of Professional Theatre Training

As we’ve highlighted some of the superb pros of professional theatre training, it’s only fair that we look at what might be considered as the cons…

It Takes Commitment

To achieve greatness, it takes dedication, and because being part of a performing arts community is fun and exciting, your child will find it easy to show up.

It Costs More

Professional theatre training may cost a little more than a ‘for-fun’ club, but reduced cost doesn’t always equal value for money. For a few extra pounds, your child’s experience could be life-changing for them.


In some clubs, children may feel there’s favouritism for more ‘talented’ students. This is NEVER the case at Theatretrain, and we will always treat your child with equal value.


You might think that professional theatre training is scarce and you’ll have to travel to big cities for it. Luckily Theatretrain has professionally run sessions all over the UK for over 30 years, making it easy for you to find one that’s convenient.

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Professional Theatre Training: A Lifetime Of Skills

Do you want to know the truth about professional theatre training?

There is no downside to it!

Enrolling your child in the performing arts will envelop them into a supportive community where they’ll be free to explore their creativity, express their individuality and flourish throughout life thanks to a lot of benefits.

Whether your child wants to take centre stage, produce the next big thing or simply wants to immerse themselves in a new hobby, professional theatre training is the perfect choice.

Want to learn more about the difference between a theatre company and theatre classes? Read our blog here…

Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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