Theatretrain Derby

Welcome to Theatretrain Derby

Landau Forte College
07595 597 088

About Us

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

Come and join us at Theatretrain Derby 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 2.30pm til 5.30pm

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 for 3 hours (Siblings £10)
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 2pm til 3.30pm

This session is a fun introduction to the disciplines of Dance, Drama and Singing as individual elements. The children get 30 mins of each subject taught in an exciting and thrilling way.
Each session cost £9 for 1.5 hours.

Upcoming Events

Autumn Term – Saturday 11th September to Saturday 11th December 2021

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
Chellaston Academy.

Our Stage 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 in and around Derbyshire.
No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!

Our Team

Our team are passionate about bringing out the best in the students while still making the classes fun!

Marcus - Centre Director

Marcus trained at the Arts Educational School of Musical Theatre in London and spent the last 11 year working as a performer in all areas of the Performing Arts, Including west end performances and concerts, UK Tours, Cruise Ships and 5 Star Hotels across the UK and abroad. As a Director/Choreographer and Teacher Marcus has worked constantly for various comapnies and theatre schools all over the UK, and has procuced and directed two west end concerts. Marcus is currently a resident Acting Teacher at Expressions Performing Arts Academy, Mansfield. Marcus has a real passion for the performing arts and believes that a good training in arts can be an excellent grounding for any career path as it fills you with passion, determination, self discipline and confidence!

Victoria Hunter-Woods - Drama Teacher

Victoria gained her PGCE in teaching Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts from Nottingham Trent University. Her education has always been based around the arts studying at Bretton Hall and Derby University. She has performed in many roles including the role of Eliza in Pygmalion and Miss Hannigan in Annie. Victoria is self-employed, teaching drama in schools and supporting local school performances. she also supports and works with students who have educational needs and disabilities. She has been the director and stage manager for several performances including our local shows. Victoria has a passion for creating costumes and made some amazing props – including dinosaur heads! She always delivers her classes with enthusiasm and energy and can bring out the weirdest and most wonderful ideas from our students.

Nicole Friend - Dance Teacher

Nicole Jade Friend is a passionate graduate from Liverpool Hope University, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Dance and Theatre. Nicole is self employed, teaching performing arts in academies and schools across the Newark and Nottinghamshire areas. She is regularly involved within the community and has been working with Theatre Train since 2015. Everyone at Theatre Train works together to push our students to creative and achieve exceptional work, our students grow with confidence week after week and always look forward to the next week!

Daniel Swift - TT Minis & LAMDA

Daniel is a professional actor, a published playwright, producer, and teacher. Since making his professional debut at the age of 10, he has worked with companies including Duckegg Theatre Company, A Mind Apart Theatre Company, Stage Right Theatre, ST-ART, Invisible Theatre, Stardust, Shooting Fish Theatre Company, Young@Heart Theatre, Treetop Theatre, Creativ Studios on a range of projects from UK Tours, to television adverts, from R&D workshops, to Edinburgh Fringe Festival productions. Daniel undertook his Undergraduate Degree in Drama in the Community at Bishop Grosseteste University, and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Theatre Making at the University of Hull, alongside his work professionally.

Julie Shaughnessy - Centre Assistant

Julie is our parent helper and the first face you will see when you walk into our Theatretrain centre.  She greets you at reception and helps behind the scenes on shows.