Theatretrain Newark

Welcome to Theatretrain Newark

The Newark Academy, Main Site
London Road, New Balderton,
Newark – on – Trent, NG24 3AL
07595 597 088

About Us

Dance, Drama and Singing Classes in Newark.
Classes run every Saturday during school term time

Come and join us at Theatretrain Newark 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 3 age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 and each group gets 1 hour of Dance, Drama and Singing
Sessions are £20 (£10 Sibling Rate) 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.

TT Minis (4-5yrs)

Saturdays 10am to 11.30am

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.

Regular Performances and Sharings of work.

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

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 Newark-on-Trent including Southwell, Newark, Balderton, Muskham, Bingham, Upton, Oxton, Kelham and surrounding areas.

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

Our Team

Theatretrain Newark is run by Marcus who has over 15 years experience as a performer and as a teacher/director. Marcus and his dedicated team of industry professional teachers endeavour to run the centre with the emphasis being on production and performance whilst maintaining a strong foundation of technique, all wrap up in the fun and excitement that being part of theatretrain offers.

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! He is thrilled to be bringing Theatretrain to Newark!

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!

Tom Cable - Acting Teacher

Tom graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Theatre and Performance. He now delivers his own brand of interactive and immersive workshops in primary schools across Nottinghamshire with his own award-winning company Blue Kazoo. He has performed in many of the top venues as part of a successful wedding band and has spent many years devising performances and working collaboratively on theatre projects in the East Midlands.

Charlotte Irons - Singing Teacher

Charlotte started performing at the age of 3 and made her West End debut at the age of 10 in Annie at the Victoria Palace. She continued her love for performing arts at University where she gained a First Class Degree in Dance and Musical Theatre. Since leaving University she has taught both singing and dancing for various theatre schools over the past 9 years in Scotland, Essex and now Lincolnshire and Newark. Charlotte loves teaching and finds being able to pass on her passion and introducing children to the world of theatre is extremely rewarding.

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.

Nyree Tapley - Centre Manager

Nyree has a real passion for working with children and young people. She is part of the faculty at RNN college in Workop, where she works in a support role with children and adults with SEN and debilities. She doesn't see her role at RNN as "work" as she can think of more rewarding then helping people achieve their goal, whether it be academic or vocational. Being a "Dance Mum" for 11 years, Nyree really enjoys all aspects of performance. She has so much fun working backstage on productions, helping with make up and costume and of course the organised chaos of each performance! Nyree loves being part of theatretrain and gets a real buzz from seeing how all of our students grow and progress through their work in the performing arts, it can't be beat!


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