Theatretrain Maidstone

Welcome to Theatretrain Maidstone

The Maplesden Noakes School 
Buckland Road
ME16 0TJ

About Us

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

Come and join us at Theatretrain Maidstone 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 three age groups: 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 years
Each group gets 3 x 1 hour classes in Acting, Dancing and Singing
Sessions are £17 per week
We create amazing opportunities for our students to perform on stage in local, regional and world-famous West End venues
All students get to perform every year!

We are so confident in our classes that you can pay for four weeks, come for four weeks and if you’re not eager to continue, we’ll give you your money back, 100%, no quibble.
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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TT Minis (4-5yrs)

Saturdays 9.30am – 11am

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

Sessions are £8 for 1.5hrs

A fun introduction to the performing arts.

Sign up for a Free Trial Session

We are so confident you will enjoy our session, the first one is on us!

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TT Tinies (3yrs)

Saturdays 9am – 9.30am

FREE half an hour class for 3 year olds to help them find their performance feet and encourage their imaginations and musicality through simple songs, stories and themes. (£10 registration fee per term applies)

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
The Maplesden Noakes 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



Olivia Duggan

Centre Director

Alice Waters - Drama Teacher

Theatretrain has been a big part of my life for many years. I joined Maidstone as a student when I was thirteen and it confirmed my love for Drama! Theatretrain set me up for a career in the Performing Arts and provided me with my first experience of performing on a London stage. Following my time with Theatretrain as a student, I achieved an Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre, where I performed in ‘Watch This Space’. Following my training for the stage I completed a course in Acting for the Screen with MN Academy in London and I am currently studying for my BA HONS in Theatre and Drama at The University of Kent. During my career so far, I have played a variety of roles in both theatre and film. Highlights include; Canterbury Shakespeare Festival, The Marlowe Theatre’s Return of the Unknown (2017 & 2018), Carphone Warehouse Advert, Summer of Rockets and Into the Woods (Film). I have been teaching for 5 years now, not just at Theatretrain, but at a variety of stage schools. I have directed multiple plays with Theatrtrain including; ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for the Shakespeare Schools Festival and ‘Eclipse’ for the National Theatre’s Connections 500 Festival. Both a great achievement for all involved. I am honoured to have been part of Theatretrain Maidstone over the last eleven years and especially loved their ten-year anniversary celebration performance. I look forward to many more years ahead!

Alice Gouldsworthy - Dance Teacher

I attended dance classes from a young age and when I turned 13 I joined Theatretrain as a student. This ignited my passion for Musical Theatre and performing. Later I joined the TT Academy and was cast in a production of ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ directed by Kevin Dowsett and performed in the Czech Republic and London. After completing my A-Levels I studied at ‘Creative Academy’, Slough where I achieved a Degree in Dance. I trained in a wide variety of dance and performance techniques including; Anatomy, Ballet, Tap and Theatre in Education. I particularly enjoyed working with professional Contemporary and Commercial Dance Companies and performing in a number of productions in London and the South East. After completing my training I returned to live in Kent and re-joined Theatretrain, this time as a Teacher! I currently teach in two Theatretrain Centres and is Studio Manager for Liv2Dance Dance Studio.

Emma Anderson - Singing Teacher

I joined Maidstone Theatretrain when I was thirteen, not long after the centre opened, and sometimes I just can't believe that I’ve come full circle into a teaching position! It’s very exciting! Theatretrain’s forte is the strong emphasis it places on ensemble work, which I have found to be invaluable ever since. It taught me how to work closely with others and form the bonds and trust that are crucial to creating good theatre. It made the transition into further training, and finally to a career in the industry much less daunting. Since attending Theatretrain I’ve gained a diploma in musical theatre and a subsidiary diploma in production arts and stage management. I’ve performed in musicals, panto, short films, interactive children’s theatre, and toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; but now I find that singing has become my favoured discipline. I work professionally as a jazz singer, and, of course, as a singing teacher to the amazing kids at Theatretrain. I aim to pass onto them the unfailing support that I received when I attended Theatretrain myself, and to transfer my passion, not only for singing, but for all aspects of theatre.

Charlotte Rowlands - TT TINIES & MINIS Teacher

I have been performing since I was three years old and have always had a passion for it. I recently completed my training at D&B Academy of Performing Arts, working with industry professionals and graduating with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. I am a qualified ALCM singing teacher in Musical Theatre and I can’t wait to share my knowledge and passion with the students here at Theatretrain.

Lydia Bentley

Dance Teacher