Theatretrain Isle of Wight

Welcome to Theatretrain Isle of Wight

Oakfield CE Primary School
Appley Road, Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 1NE
01983 248844
iow@theatretrain.co.uk

About Us

Drama Classes, Dance Classes and Singing Classes on the Isle Of Wight.
Classes run Saturdays during school term time

Come and join us at Theatretrain Isle of Wight for  dance, drama and singing classes for 4-18 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.

We teach our students all the skills they need to achieve what they want to achieve, with many of our students going to to gain places at some of the countries top performing arts school.

Students of Isle of Wight Theatretrain have gone on to study at leading Performing Arts Schools, including: Sylvia Young’s Theatre School, Bird College, Performers College, London School of Musical Theatre, Performance Preparation Academy, Mountview, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, ALRA, East 15, Rose Bruford, Urdang and Guildford School of Acting, to name a few.

So come along…we’d love to have you on board!

Our Classes

TT Main School (6-18yrs)

Saturdays 9am-12pm and 12.30pm -3.30pm

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

Each group gets 1 hour of Dance, Drama & Singing

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 in shows twice a year, as well as take Musical Theatre examinations, perform at local events and compete in local festivals.

TT Minis (4-5yrs)

Saturdays 9.15am – 10.15am

A fantastic 1.5hr class that includes 30 mins of Dance, Drama and Singing.
A fun introduction to the performing arts.

All students have the chance to perform twice a year and take Musical Theatre examinations.

Upcoming Events

Classes are now running

Autumn Term 5th Sept-12th Dec

We hope to be able to bring to you performances at local theatres and carnivals and local outside events once COVID restrictions allow us to do this.

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.

Our passion for performance makes Theatretrain unique.
Every year, all our pupils are given the opportunity to perform locally,regionally and in large-scale shows in some of the most famous theatres in the world.

The transition from rehearsal to professional performance is an important part of our curriculum. It requires commitment and enthusiasm from all our pupils and the rewards are great. In June 2012 Theatretrain was 20 years old. To celebrate we performed along 3,000 Theatretrain students at the O2 Arena on the 14th July 2013!

Our Classes in Singing Dance and Drama are designed to improve skills, build confidence and have lots of fun!

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

At Theatretrain Isle of Wight you will experience professional classes and professional performances and work with a great team!! All our Teachers are DBS checked and are either working in the industry or a qualified teacher.

Our Team

Julie Caudle

Centre Director


Hannah Caudle - Singing and Elite Team Tutor

Hannah trained at one of London’s leading performing arts school’s, Bird College of Performing Arts, where she gained a degree in Musical Theatre. Hannah has since furthered her education to gain a BA (Hons) in Drama, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Hannah was a member of Theatretrain since the age of 11 and was luckily enough to be cast in many lead roles including two solo performances at the Royal Albert Hall and numerous solo performances at other West End theatres.As well as London shows and local shows with Theatretrain, Hannah has also played leading roles in and out of Theatretrain such as Wendy in Peter Pan the British musical, Grace Farrell in Annie The Musical, Serena Katz in Fame, P.Burke in A Weird Romance, Sandy in Grease, Viv in Spend Spend Spend, Bride in Blood Wedding, Cléante in Tartuffe, Debs in Belongings,  Megan in Real Eyes and Marguerite in Red Noses. As well as performing in shows Hannah has completed grades with Associated Board of Royal School of Music, London College of Music and Trinity including, grade 1-8 singing, grades 5-8 Musical Theatre, grade 8 Speech and Drama, grade 8 Individual acting skills and grade 5 Music Theory. Hannah is passionate about teaching and as well as teaching singing privately in London, Surrey and the Isle of Wight, Hannah loves passing on the many skills she has learnt throughout her various training onto the students at Theatretrain and loves watching them develop into great performers.


Hannah Robinson - Dance and Minis Tutor

Hannah trained with the National Dance Company, Vocal-Tech, in circus skills & acrobatics with Polichinelo Circus and in Dance Teaching at Buckinghamshire University. She spent nine years travelling the world on cruise ships working as Lead Vocalist & Dance Captain in the onboard production shows for Fred Olsen, P&O, MSC and Thomson cruises, the latter as Assistant Cruise Director. Theatrical experience includes ‘Godspell’ UK Theatre Tour (Ensemble Choir), ‘Circus Hilarious’ UK Theatre Tour (Dance Captain), ‘The Hunchback of Notredame’ (Esmeralda), ‘Fiddler on the Roof ‘(Tzeitel), ‘Boeing – Boeing!’ (Jacqueline), ‘Blythe Spirit’ (Elvira), and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Lucy). Hannah has also appeared in many pantomimes, most recently as ‘ Princess Jasmine’, alongside Stu Francis, in Aladdin at The Albert Hall, Bolton (Duggie Chapman Productions). Other dance experience includes work with Explosive Productions, ‘The Rampage Dancers’ and Springs Dance Company. Hannah has been back on ‘home soil’ for the last five years working as Assistant Entertainment Manager and Dance Captain for Warner Leisure Hotels. Whilst in this role, she was fortunate to choreograph ‘A Night at the Musicals’, ‘Jingle All The Way’ and ‘Cotton Club’ which ran at all their venues and was Dance Captain in their national advertising campaign.Having taken some time off from performing to focus on other things, Hannah is now returning to teach at Theatretrain after ten years! She taught dance here in 2004 and is very excited about joining such a brilliant team again, and is looking forward to teaching everyone!


Traci Porter - Drama Tutor

Traci is a graduate of Guildford School Of Acting, West end credits include “42nd Street”, (Dominion)“The Hunting Of The Snark”(Prince Edward),and “My One and Only”(Palladium). She has toured nationally twice with  Chichester’s  production of “Pickwick” alongside the late Harry Secombe and Roy Castle, and in “The Rocky Horror Show” for Richard O’Brien’s company. Other work includes  a further production of “Rocky Horror” for Paul Nicholas and David Ian (B.I.C),a recording of a new musical “Brighton Rock”,  production choreographer on “Quirkish Delight” at Salisbury Playhouse, as well as early cabaret  work at the Hilton Hotel in the UAE.Plays in National Rep. include Agnes in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, Jacqueline in “Don’t Dress For Dinner”, Lisa in “Dead Funny”, Sally in” Dangerous Obsession” and Audrey Lemon in “Woomberang”. Traci originated the role of Barbara in Conundrum Theatre Company’s comedy “It Takes Two to Trifle ”on the London Fringe, and has appeared in T.V ads for BUPA and kelloggs. During all this touring  she gained a first class degree in Humanities with  Literature through study with the Open University and Greenwich University. For ten years she was  a member of Shanklin theatre’s resident  artistic team working as a performer and director/choreographer. She also taught drama and dance at “Local Theatre Schools”, to children from 5-18yrs.Of her  numerous roles at Shanklin, favourites include Audrey in “A little Shop of Horrors”, Bridget in “A slice Of Saturday Night”, Theresa Philips in the Ayckbourn Comedy “How The other half loves”, and Margaret in “Last Tango in Little Grimley”. She is co- founder of “Two’s Company”  on the Island, and plays include the comedy “The secret  lives of Henry and Alice”, and “The Importance Of Being Earnest”. For the past seven years she has worked as a tutor for 1st Act, a performing arts group for adults with learning difficulties.  Directing credits include "passing Strangers", "Last Panto in Little Grimley", "Dont dress for Dinner and "Mutiny".  For Isle of Wight Theatretrain "Annie", "Frankenstein", "The Baker Street Irregulars", "Peter Pan" "Jungle Book and most recently "Alice in Wonderland"


Dani Voisey - Dance/Singing Tutor

Dani has worked as a professional singer/dancer for 20 years, ranging from resident performer to recording work. She attended Limelight Academy and was tutored by Barbara Walter to become a confident soprano. Dani started performing as a cabaret artist from the age of 13 and enjoyed touring as a solo artist across the UK and Finland finding her voice as a jazz and soul singer. Dani became Entertainments Manager and resident performer for Warners before becoming a lead singer/dancer for Peel/Thompson cruises. Dani starred in the touring Harry Secombe show which also had BBC coverage. She was also a key member of Blues Brothers Inc who toured the UK & Europe and worked as a recording artist and session singer over the years for various projects in adverting and original works. Dani enjoy passing on her passion for music to children and young adults!


Mel Smith

TT Minis Assistant and Chaperone


Jo Hunter

Administration - safeguarding and chaperone


Leigh Anne Estcourt - Dance Teacher

Leighanne’s interest in the arts began at a young age, she started dancing when she was 5 years old, and the passion continued to grow. Leighanne studied Dance at GCSE and BTEC level before studying for her degree in Dance and Culture in 2007-2010. After gaining her BA(Hons) Leighanne began to specialise in both African dance and Hip-hip, but also has a passion for Contemporary dance. Leighanne began teaching in 2008 where she gained a Sports leaders UK award, where she furthered her ages of teaching to a range of 2-18. Leighanne then spent the next few years teaching as a freelance artist, where she had numerous successes in the carnivals across the island, and teaching for other well known performing arts school on the island. Leighanne trained to become a qualified dance teacher (with QTS) in 2014, where she taught in numerous schools across the island as she learnt, her focuses were both dance and drama. Leighanne then became acting Head of Performing arts at Carisbrooke College as she completed her NQT (newly qualified teacher) year, she spent time running performing arts at the school as well delivering both GCSE Dance and Drama. As well as some A-level. Leighanne also worked as a performing arts teacher at Priory school in 2017 where she was responsible for the entire department, teaching all students aged 4-18. Leighanne excelled in the delivery of GCSE drama where she was able to ensure students achieved high grades. Leighanne now currently teaches on a freelance basis for Theatre Train, where she enjoys teaching both drama and dance to all students. Leighanne currently enjoys yoga on a weekly basis, as well as attending contemporary dance for adults, and a range of other classes/workshops on the island. Leighanne’s other passion is working and caring for people with disabilities and learning difficulties, where she helps to care for those in need of support.


Katy Edmunds

At 16 Katy was the All England Senior Tap Champion and was fortunate enough to perform a duet at the Royal Festival Hall in London with Adam Garcia as a result. From there she was successful in obtaining a full grant to study at Laine Theatre Arts on the three year Musical Theatre programme graduating with a Musical Theatre Professional Diploma, A'level Theatre Studies as well as ISTD Teaching Qualifications in Tap, Modern and National Dance. After a short period in London working in fashion trade shows she gained the role as 'Mary' in Andrew Lloyd Webbers 'Sunset Boulevard' at just 18 years old. After the show she then went on to perform as part of 'Spirit of the Dance' in an American Tour, Lead vocalist in 'Magic of the Dance' as well as a member of the Berlin Dizzy Tappers troupe, touring Europe. Other credits include; 'Vice Versa' (Players Theatre, London), VE Day Royal Gala (Collisium), Royal Variety Show (London Palladium), Grace in the musical 'Annie' (USA), Michael Jackson Concert BBC1 (Korea and Munich Olympic Stadiums), Bollywood Film Awards (BBC1), A number of Bollywood Films (filmed in India) and regular appearances on Channel 4's Big Breakfast working with designer Wayne Hemingway. Since moving to the Isle of Wight Katy has completed a Certificate in Education (Portsmouth University) and has enjoyed a range of teaching roles with young people and adults within the arts.


Jamie - Guest Teacher

Jamie trained at Arts Educational Schools, Tring Park, and then went on to do musical theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, where he received a BA (hons). Jamie›s credits include: ensemble/cover Frank/Brad/Rocky in the European tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; prior to that, he played the part of Pitti-Sing in Sasha Regan›s All Male The Mikado (UK tour); before that, he appeared as Peter Pan in Stockport Plaza’s panto of Peter Pan, produced by Extravaganza. Jamie was also cover Joseph and cover Narrator and swing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); he was a lead vocalist in Musical Starnights (European tour); soloist in The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); he also played George Robinson in Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK tour/Edinburgh Fringe), produced by Selladoor; he was ensemble in Paul Taylor-Mills’ production of Rent (Greenwich Theatre); Prince Charming in Polka Dot Pantomimes’ Cinderella at the Thameside Theatre; and ensemble and understudy Ralph in HMS Pinafore (King’s Head Theatre and Battersea Barge). Jamie was lucky enough to travel the world as a lead vocalist on P&O’s Arcadia (Headliners); before that, he was understudy Ugly Sister and ensemble in Cinderella (Evolution Pantomimes) and soloist at the Dora Bryan charity gala (Her Majesty’s Theatre). Jamie was Associate Director of Saturday Night Fever and Joseph and the Technicolour dreamcoat.


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