September 20, 2022

What happens at a trial session at Theatretrain Hitchin

If you are anything like me, you get a little bit anxious going somewhere new. Will I be able to find the place? What will it be like? Am I going to enjoy myself? All of these things contribute to students feeling a little bit nervous on their first day. This is completely normal but I’d thought I’d give you an idea of what to expect to help ease the nerves a little

When you arrive

When you arrive at Hitchin Girls School and head to the main entrance of the school, you will be greeted by myself or my centre manager Chakira. We will welcome you, find out a bit about you and explain how the day will go.

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Geraldine - Centre Director
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Chakira - Centre Manager

How will the session run?

At 9.30 we call each group forward and let them know which class they are going to, either dance, drama or singing. New students are always buddied up with an existing student who will make sure they don’t get lost when changing classes, they show them where the toilets are and generally make them feel welcome.

Throughout the morning myself and Chakira are around, we like to have a nosy in the classes to see what’s going on. We pay special attention to our new students, subtly with eye contact and a thumbs up so not to disrupt the session. If at any point if our new students are not happy, they only need to indicate with a shake of the head and I can bring them out and contact the parent. I have been running Theatretrain centres for over 13 years now, this has only happened 2 or 3 times but I do understand Theatretrain is not a good fit for everyone.

At the end of the session, I do like to catch new students/parents at the end just to see if everything is ok, as a busy centre this is not always possible but I do make every effort.

What happens after the session?

After the session I usually send an email on the Monday morning to see how everything went. This gives both new student and parent to discuss over the weekend and make a decision on whether Theatretrain is a good fit or not.

Ok, I'm happy to sign up. What are the next steps?

If you are happy to go ahead, you will be sent an invoice for the terms fees and an invoice for the one off registration fee that includes our uniform. Don’t be frightened by the invoice, we have several payment options so full payment all in one go is not the only option!

Find our more about our costs and payment options here

What happens if I do not want to sign up?

If Theatretrain is not right for you, no problem, just let us know and we will part company.

No pressure, no unwanted mailing list subscription you are free to go!

If you have any further questions please fill in our contact form and I will get back to you within 12hrs

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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