Theatretrain Barking

Welcome to Theatretrain Barking

Barking Abbey Leisure Centre
Woodbridge Road
(walk/drive to the overflow car park)
IG11 9ET
020 8590 4916 
07956 208 466

About Us

Drama Classes, Dance Classes and Singing Classes in Barking.
Classes run Saturdays during school term time
Come and join us at Theatretrain Barking for  dance, drama and singing classes for 6-18 year olds. Whether you’re a West End wannabe or a shy wallflower looking to make friends and gain confidence this is the place for you. Our ethos is as a ‘performance company’ and ALL students take part in ALL productions whatever their level of ability. We believe this not only gives our students skills and confidence in performance but also respect and appreciation for each other AND the responsibility of working for the team not just themselves.
So come along…we’d love to have you on board!

Our Classes

TT Main School (6-18yrs)

Saturdays 2pm-5pm
We have 3 age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 and each group gets 1 hour of Dance, Drama and Singing
Sessions are £20 for 3 hours (concessions are available for siblings).
We create amazing opportunities for our theatre school students to perform on stage in local, regional and world famous West End venues.
All students have the chance to perform every year.
If morning sessions suit you better, please see our sister site Theatretrain Romford (classes 10am-1pm)

Upcoming Events

Classes are not currently running due to the Corona Virus

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Our Approach

For over two decades we’ve championed an exhilarating approach to theatre school education
in the theatrical arts for young people aged 6-18.
We teach our children how to Dance, Act and Sing in performing arts classes at
Barking Abbey Leisure Centre.
Our theatre school brings out the best in students, builds confidence, and gives aspiring young actors opportunities of a lifetime via our large scale London shows and our smaller local shows each year.
We accept students from areas around Barking including and  surrounding areas.
No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!

Our Team

Our Team

At Theatretrain Barking you will experience professional training for young people in the performing arts and work with a great team!


All our teachers are DBS checked and are either working in the industry or as a professional teacher.

Anneka Preston

Centre Manager

Emma Drama teacher

Emma has been a professional in the entertainment business for the last 20 years. Turning her hat to many different roles and characters, but it is here with us at Theatretrain where she focuses on drama. Emma’s method of teaching engages and captures each and every student making them believe they can achieve anything with a little bit of imagination (and hard work)

Harry - Singing Teacher

Harry graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he trained for 3 years in Musical Theatre. Alongside teaching, Harry is a professional actor working in and around London, previously playing iconic roles such as Eddie in ‘Made in Dagenham the musical’, Benny in ‘Guys and Dolls’ and Puck in ‘A Mid Summer Night Dreams’. Harry aims to inspire and encourage children to express themselves and unlock their potential.

Evonnee - Dance Teacher

Evonnee graduated from Bird College of Dance in 2017 achieving a First Class BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Her theatre credits include: Dance Captain/Mimi in Guys and Dolls (Talawa, Royal Exchange Theatre), Ensemble/Sophie in Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour), Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty (York Theatre Royal). TV and film credits include: Bridgerton (Netflix) and Four Quartets (Short film) and has performed at Sadler's Wells as part of the National Youth Dance Company on Vertical Road (Akram Khan) and (in between) (Jasmin Vardimon). Evonnee continues to work professionally and has been teaching for several years spanning across many different disciplines; some of which include Tap, Modern, Jazz and Commercial. Evonnee is very excited to be joining the team and cannot wait to meet all the lovely students!