Theatretrain Hagley

Welcome to Theatretrain Hagley

Hagley Catholic High School
Brake Lane

About Us

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

Come and join us at Theatretrain Hagley 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   £18 per session  

We have 3 age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18

Each group gets 1 hour of Dance, Drama & Singing
Sessions are £18.00 for 3 hours.
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.

TT Minis (4-5yrs)

Saturdays 10am–11.30am and 11.30am-1pm

Sessions are £9 for a 90 minute session

A fantastic 1.5hr class that includes 30 mins of Dance, Drama and Singing.

TT Tinies (3yrs)

Saturdays 9.30am – 10am

An introduction to dance, acting and singing for  3 year olds. The session will be a FREE class with a termly £10 registration fee.

Upcoming Events

Classes are not currently running due to 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
Hagley  Catholic High School.

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.

No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!

Our Team

Laura Chesworth - Centre Director

Laura attended the opening of Hagley Theatretrain as a student back in 2003. From the age of 12-18 she caught the Theatretrain bug and found that her confidence and love for the Performing Arts grew during her 6 years at the school. She then went on to complete a Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production and went on to graduate from the University of Gloucestershire with a BA HONS in Music. She returned to Hagley as an assistant and later progressed from singing teacher to centre director. Now as a qualified primary school teacher, she loves to help children develop in confidence and provide many opportunities at Hagley Theatretrain.

Emilie Walters - Dance

Emilie has studied Dance all her life. Training at Phil Winston's Theatreworks and then going on to becoming a professional dancer, specialising in showgirl and other forms of dance events, this takes her around the UK on a weekly basis. Emilie has been teaching dance for 10 years from all ages ranging from 3 years to 81 years. Styles include Ballet, Contemporary, Street, Themed and Musical theatre.

Hayley Brookes - Sing

Hayley graduated with a BA HONS in musical theatre at Leeds Metropolitan University. Theatre has been her life for as long as she can remember. Hayley has worked professionally in the industry alongside some famous names, performing on the West End and at the Edinburgh festival just to name a few. She has experience working on Thomson and CMV cruises performing all over the world in full scale productions. She is fresh out of the current industry with a passion for the Arts and holds a lot of experience to pass onto our students.

Nikki Genner

Drama Teacher

Natalie Price -TT Tinies & TT Minis Assistant

Natalie graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2016 in Dance and Professional Practice. She has many years experience in the dance industry including, performing live on TV as part of the Commonwealth games ceremony 2018, recently performing in Boogie Nights the musical with Stage Experience 2018, has taken part in a dance exchange in America, and represented Great Britain in Rhythmic Gymnastics. . Natalie is an ex pupil at Hagley Theatretrain, and has experience in preparing for our large national shows. She has also taken part in festivals such as Birmingham Arts Festival. In the near future Natalie would like to pursue her career in dance performance.

Becki Arthurs

Centre Manager

Jasmine Ketley - Minis and Tinies

Jazz graduated from Bath Spa University with a 1st class honours degree in Acting. Jazz has experience teaching drama and dance workshops and mentoring children from all ages. She enjoys watching children’s confidence grow during her sessions and aims to develop an abundance of skills.

Holly Ashton

6-9's Assistant