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Our theatre classes take place at Barrow Hedges Primary School, Carshalton, SM5 4LA, where our students come together every Saturday to connect, learn and create in a safe and inspiring environment. Through 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 Sutton

Theatretrain Sutton was established in 2007 and is now run by Centre Director Carol Soper, who took over the centre in 2013. Highlights have included: performing Step Into Christmas at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 2014; performing at Disneyland Paris as part of their Christmas shows in 2019; and continuing to run online classes all through the lockdown period.

 

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Theatretrain Sutton Lockdown Challenge

During lockdown we continued our classes online and worked remotely to create some work together. Here is one of those pieces of work.

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Meet Carol Soper, your Centre Director

Carol (known by her students and their families as Cas) took over Theatretrain Sutton in 2013. She is a qualified drama teacher of nearly 30 years and has extensive administrative and management experience.

Prior to taking over the running of the school she had been ‘just another Theatretrain parent’, as her daughter attended the school. 

She thinks Theatretrain is ‘extra-curricular performing art’s best kept secret!’ 

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Cas

Drama Teacher

Cas is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked as a drama teacher for nearly 30 years.  Cas is passionate about the arts, specifically drama, and the life skills that come from being a part of it. 

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Zara

Singing Teacher

Zara is in her fourth year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance. She  grew up in an environment just like our students as a dancer and singer. Zara has a passion for music and health and believes singing can help one’s development. 

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Holly

Dance Teacher

Holly is a Rose Bruford Drama School graduate and has a strong passion for dance and drama. She attended Kings Lynn Theatretrain for over nine years, and the Theatretrain Academy for 3 years. Holly also teaches LAMDA.

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Eliza

Minis Teacher

Eliza studied Drama and Applied Theatre in Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is passionate about working with early years children. She attended Theatretrain Sutton for 9 years as a student.

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Tonia

Minis Assistant

Tonia is caring, calm, and creative and has over 3 years of experience working with children under 6. She also has many years of studying and working as a theatre actress. She loves to help the children’s imaginations develop.

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Ali

Centre Manager

Ali is our Centre Manager and is front of house for all our classes and shows. Ali has spent several years around the performing arts, and has been involved with many local amateur groups. She supports the teachers and students each week.

Blog and Events

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Another Opening

Our Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, is very excited to unveil the new website, which you are scrolling this very second. Here's what he had to say...
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Young People and Catharsis

This week, Theatretrain Founder and Artistic Director, Kevin Dowsett, shares his thoughts on the power of the theatre and its ability to help young people…
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