Get to know us
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.
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!’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Nostalgia Series: Paris Austin’s Theatretrain Story in Greenwich
Nostalgia Series: Lauren Keeling’s Theatretrain Story from Coventry
Nostalgia Series: Dan Walton from Luton with his Theatretrain Story
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