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THeatretrain Rugby

Get to know us

Our theatre classes take place at Ashlawn School, Rugby 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 Rugby

We were established in 2005 and have created a range of exciting theatre events and productions. Highlights have included: numerous performances at the Royal Albert Hall, maintaining excellent online classes during lockdown and our recent performance of Annie Jr in Coventry.

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Meet the Theatretrain Rugby team

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

Mark Goff Theatretrain Rugby Centre Director

Meet Mark Goff, one of your Centre Directors

Mark started his performing career as a dancer for The X-Factor, Merlin Entertainment and various West End tours. Shortly after playing the lead role of Dick Whittington at the Leatherhead Theatre in London, he moved on to the music industry where he won Open Mic UK with The Shures. Mark had been the dance teacher at Theatretrain Rugby for over 10 years before taking over the reigns as Centre Director alongside Paul. He can’t wait to continue this journey and create memories for a lifetime with the students.

Paul Clark Theatretrain Exeter Drama Teacher and Centre Director

And meet Paul Clark, your other Centre Director

Paul is an actor, director and teacher of drama with over 30-years experience and has worked professionally as an entertainer. He created the role of Rando in the world premier of the musical Berlin and has appeared numerous times in West End variety concerts. He taught at Theatretrain Rugby for over four years and worked alongside Mark as a teacher. He is now thrilled to be one of the Centre Directors at Rugby – a place that remains very dear to his heart!

Ashley Thompson Theatretrain Rugby Drama Teacher

Ashley Thompson

Drama Teacher

Ashley studied Performing Arts at Middlesex University and has taught drama and music in a range of secondary schools for more than 30 years. Over the years Ashley has directed a number of plays and musicals and has also played clarinet in pit bands for many productions.

Emma Mauxion Theatretrain Rugby Singing Teacher


Singing Teacher

Emma-Louise began her musical education studying singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire, prior to reading for a degree in Music at the University of Bristol. She has performed solo with various international artists and currently works as a freelance singing teacher.

Emma Bisiker Theatretrain Rugby Dance Teacher

Emma Bisiker

Dance Teacher

Emma was a student at Theatretrain Rugby for 8 years, giving her first–hand experience of how we operate. She went on to train at Stratford College where she succeeded in completing her UAL Level 3 Diploma in Dance and is delighted to be back working alongside her former teachers.

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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