Theatretrain Basingstoke

Welcome to Theatretrain Basingstoke

The Everest Community Academy
Oxford Way
RG24 9UP

07763 660335

**We are continuing our training online so please contact me for more details.**

About Us

Drama Classes, Dance Classes and Singing Classes in Basingstoke.
Classes run Saturdays during school term time

Come and join us at Theatretrain Basingstoke 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 10am – 1pm
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 £19.00 for 3 hours
We create amazing opportunities for our stage school students to perform on stage in local, regional and world famous West End venues.
All students have the chance to perform every year.

TT Minis (4-5yrs)

Saturdays 10am – 11.30am
This session is a fun introduction to the disciplines of Dance, Drama and Singing as individual elements.
It gives each child the opportunity to really unleash their imagination in a fun and safe environment.
Sessions are £10

Advanced Drama (9-18yrs)

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.00pm
A unique class dedicated to drama, acting and theatre. Covering many aspects of performance, this class is aimed at those that want to improve and excel and who have a real passion for acting.
Facilitated by professional actor, Joe Evans.
Sessions are £8.50

Upcoming Events

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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
The Everest Community Academy
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 Basingstoke including Fleet, Hook, Odiham, Tadley, Aldermaston, Mortimer and surrounding areas.
No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!

Our Team

Pip Evans - Centre Director and Acting Coach

Pip attended dance classes and stage school up until the age she was ready to move to London to train further. Pip attended VocalTech and graduated from The London School of Musical Theatre with an Honours. Since graduating Pip has performed in various shows including the International tour of Beauty and the Beast where she played Mrs Potts and has experienced performing in theatres all over the country including the West End. Alongside this Pip has taught drama for over ten years.

Joe Evans - Drama Coach

Joe has been a professional actor for over eleven years and has worked on both stage and screen. He has been a teacher for a similar amount of time and has a real passion for working with young people. Joe strives to give each child a professional standard of training while creating a safe and fun atmosphere. Professional Theatre work includes Emmerdale and Coronation Street for ITV, Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare's Globe) Three Winters (National Theatre); Les Misérables (West End); Beauty and the Beast (UK/International tour), Dirty Dancing (UK tour) and many more shows. Joe is currently an acting teacher at the UK's most prestigious performing arts college ArtsEd.

Lucy Ireland - Singing Coach

Lucy is an actor/musician who has just graduated with a first class degree from Guildford School of Acting. Having learnt piano from a young age, she began teaching music lessons several years ago, finding a passion for it, and after always having a love for the discipline recently diverted into singing teaching. Musical theatre is a particular favourite, as she hopes to take her training further into the West End. Lucy aims to bring real professionalism in to her classes, transferring skills she is learning at one of the top performing arts colleges in the country. Lucy can’t wait to teach the elements of what it takes to be not only a great performer but also a good musician.

Emma Davies - Dance Coach

Emma has just graduated from Guildford School of Acting, one of the most renowned Musical Theatre repertoires in the UK. Having featured in many shows such as Shrek (Gingy), Jane Eyre (Jane), Evita (Eva) and RENT (Maureen), Emma has a real passion for performing and hopes to take her skill-set to the West End. She is a very talented singer and is currently part of the West End Chorus preparing for the upcoming concert ‘The Best Of Rock Musicals’ at the Apollo Theatre, London. Emma is an enthusiastic and valued member of the team as she understands the requirements of what it takes to be a multi-faceted performer

Anna Neary - Minis Teacher

Anna has trained in musical theatre and studied acting at University. She has a real passion for musicals and has performed in many shows over the years. With teaching experience spanning over four years teaching both adults and children, Anna can use her training and creativity to deliver a unique, fun and exciting class for your child.

Liam Forrester - Singing Coach

Liam is studying Musical Theatre at the Guildford school of Acting, one of the highest regarded drama schools in the UK. Liam has a vast experience in theatre, film and television working with production companies such as Disney, Netflix, BBC and Film4. He has appeared in Sunshine On Leith (2012), Christopher Robin (2018), King’s Man (2020) and The Crown (2016-). Liam has also performed in theatres across the UK and, in particular, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival appearing in Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, Annie, Sister Act, Oliver!, RENT, Sunshine On Leith and this summer he can be seen in Kinky Boots, Our House and Sister Act at the Fringe. Liam cannot wait to share all of his professional experience and all he has learned with Theatretrain Basingstoke!