Welcome to Theatretrain Hitchin
Drama Classes, Dance Classes and Singing Classes in Hitchin. Classes run Saturdays during school term time
Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre
Grammar School Walk
TT Main School (6-18yrs) 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 £18.00 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.
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
Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre
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 around Hitchin including Letchworth, Stotfold, Baldock, Stevenage and surrounding areas.
No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!
Geraldine Hyman - Centre Director
Geraldine has a BA(Hons) in Popular Music and Technology and while at university she specialised in singing. From there she went on to teach both privately and with Theatretrain for over 5 years before becoming Centre Director of Theatretrain Camden in 2009 and took over Theatretrain Hitchin in 2016. During this time she has lead her students in 5 local shows and 5 London shows.
Robert Hyman - Centre Director
Robert has worked with Theatretrain for over 20 years as the Musical Director. He has co-created all Theatretrain’s large scale productions. He is a Conductor, Composer and Arranger of note with over thirty scores to his credit. Other credits include: ‘The Big Life’ at the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’ (performed at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Opening ceremony 2012) and ‘Come Dancing’, (written by and starring former Kinks front-man Ray Davies).
Whitney Brooks - Centre Manager
Whitney had private singing lessons during her studies at school with the local music trust Benslow and studied GCSE music, GCSE Drama and ‘A’ level drama at secondary school. Whitney attended Theatretrain Hitchin when she was 8 and was a student there for 11 years. She has been in many shows, both London shows and local shows throughout her years at Theatretrain. When Whitney turned 19 she began helping out within the centre, supporting the singing department at all levels and once her training was complete she took over teaching singing from the previous teacher.
Nisha Vyas-Myall - Dance Teacher
Nisha has trained for 15 years with a range of theatre and dance groups, having studied street dance, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre and drama. She holds a BA (hons) degree in Performing Arts from University of Bedfordshire and the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her performance credits include the West End, Cultural Olympiad and various television appearances, and she has been teaching dance for over 9 years
Olavo Cavalheiro - Drama Teacher
Olavo is an experienced stage and screen actor and beginner director from Brazil. His credits include working for Disney Brazil both as an actor (original cast of High School Musical – O Desafio, voice over for the characters Hans in Frozen and Andy in Toy Story 3) and as an assistant director for various projects, as well as having been cast as Gabe in the original Brazilian production of Next to Normal, among others. He moved to London about a year ago and is applying for an MA in directing at the end of this year.
Stacey Griffiths - Singing Teacher
Stacey Griffiths moved to Hitchin when she was just 18 to study BTEC Performing Arts at North Herts College, and then went on to train at Hertfordshire Theatre School, graduating with a Diploma in Acting & Musical Theatre in 2003. After graduation, Stacey moved back to St.Albans and worked for many touring companies in various roles. She has also been a singer with several musical acts, and worked with Tick Tock Music in St.Albans performing for pre-school children. She also found time to train as a Teaching Assistant and work in both primary and secondary education for 3 years. Alongside working as a performer, Stacey has always taught performing arts for several different weekend stage schools and also as a private Singing Tutor from her home, currently in Hemel Hempstead, which she also shares with her husband, 2 small children, 1 crazy dog and a less-crazy tortoise! Stacey is very happy to join Hitchin and Stevenage schools as Singing Teacher in 2018 and looks forward to meeting everyone!