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THeatretrain watford

Professional theatre training for children in Watford

Our theatre classes take place at WEST HERTS COLLEGE, WATFORD, where our students to 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 Watford

Theatretrain Watford is run by Centre Director Helen Sheppard-Bools. We are part of a large network of Theatretrain Centre’s across the UK, which means we can tap into the network and connect with industry leading experts in the performing arts industry,

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Meet the Theatretrain Watford team

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Meet Helen Sheppard-Bools, your Centre Director

Helen originally trained as a singer at The Voice School where her passion for teaching was unleashed! She is an Associate of the London College of Music and holds a degree in Music and Drama. She has been a private singing and drama teacher for more years than she cares to mention (!) and was originally the singing teacher for Theatretrain Watford before taking over the school in September 2012. 

“It is an honour and a privilege to be part of our students lives and to watch them grow as performers and people. Whether their journey is simply to build confidence and make friends or honing their skills in order to become  professional performers we aim to offer a place for everyone to reach their potential.”


Scott Henderson

Drama Teacher


Hannah Deebank

Singing Teacher


Melissa Amer

Dance Teacher

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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