Theatretrain Sudbury

Welcome to Theatretrain Sudbury

The Curve Performing Arts Centre at Ormiston Sudbury Academy
Tudor Road
CO10 1NW
01787 280768

About Us

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

Come and join us at Theatretrain Sudbury 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 2pm-5pm 

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

Each group gets 1 hour of Dance, Drama & Singing
Sessions are £17 (siblings half price) 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 2:30pm to 4pm
Sessions are £8.50 for 90 minutes

TT Tinies (3yrs)

Saturdays  2:30pm to 3pm
Sessions are FREE for 30 minutes

Upcoming Events

Our classes are not currently running due to the Corona Virus

However you can join our online community with FREE online classes

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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 Curve Performng Arts Centre at Ormiston Sudbury Academy.
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 Suffolk including Hadleigh, Halstead, Lavenham, Long Melford, Glemsford, Haverhill and surrounding areas.
No auditions are necessary as we teach them everything they need to know!

Our Team

Emma Pryke

Centre Director of Theatretrain since 2006 - Emma completed a higher diploma/first year degree with the Association of Accounting Technicians. Having first discovered Theatretrain Bury St Edmunds as a parent the day the centre first opened in 2002 and became involved in the company early on. In 2004 she became Centre Manager, in 2006 she became Centre Director for Bury St Edmunds and in 2009 opened Theatretrain Sudbury as a new centre. Emma is also International Event Co-Ordinator for Theatretrain and has organised several performing arts trips to Disneyland Paris and New York City for students from all over the UK. Emma is passionate about Theatretrain and the opportunities it gives to children from all walks of life. Emma believes children study performing arts for many different reasons and it is our job to ensure that they achieve their goals whether it be building self confidence, making new friends or developing skills for a future career in the industry themselves. Seeing children develop and grow into confident young people is so rewarding, and to work with such a great team of students and dedicated, charismatic, inspiring teachers is always an absolute pleasure and privilege.

Heidi Stubbings

Dance Teacher with Theatretrain since 2004 - Heidi trained professionally with a scholarship at the Tiffany Theatre College in Southend on Sea where she was lucky enough to be taught by seasoned West End performers as well as established teachers from all over the country. She studied classical ballet, contemporary, latin, American tap, Hip Hop, Commercial, pas de deux, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Jazz and many other styles too numerous to list as well as classes in drama, singing, vocal technique and performance style. During her time at Tiffany’s, Heidi performed at numerous venues in and around London, from Olympia, Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Royal Academy of Music. In 2009 and 2010, Heidi travelled to New York to teach at Stagedoor Manor and in 2011 she travelled to Antwerp in Belgium as the Theatretrain representative to teach workshops at EDERED, the annual World Children’s Drama Encounter. In September 2010, Heidi became a student again and is currently studying Urban Dance at University in London. In early 2012, Heidi started her own dance company ‘High Definition Dance’ providing dance education in a range of genres for all ages and abilities. Heidi has been teaching dance at Bury St Edmunds Theatretrain since 2004 and Sudbury Theatretrain since it opened in January 2009. She is an FDI qualified dance teacher and has completed major ISTD exams in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern dance.

Chelsea Francis

Singing teacher with Theatretrain since 2005

Lissy Campbell

Lissy trained at the University Centre Colchester gaining a BA(Hons) degree in Musical Theatre. She attended classes at the Colchester School of Dance from the age of 5 in ballet, tap, modern, street jazz and pointe and passed I.S.T.D. exams up to Advanced level, whilst also participating in bi-annual shows. As an ex Theatretrain pupil, Lissy has performed with Theatretrain in places such as Disneyland Paris, New York and the Royal Albert Hall. Whilst also taking up other performance opportunities at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, the 2013/14 Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, being her highlight. Lissy was drama teacher for Theatretrain Braintree from 2016 to 2018 and comes to us fresh from teaching our Tinies and Minis classes with Becky. She plans to expand her teaching commitments and work towards achieving her I.S.T.D. teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern. Lissy is delighted to have worked her way up to becoming a teacher at Theatretrain and looks forward to seeing her journey with them continue.

Julie Withey

Centre Manager with Theatretrain since 2008

Becky Curtis

TT Tinies & TT Minis with Theatretrain since 2014

Mally Fenemore-Jones

TT Tinies & TT Minis Teaching Assistant with Theatretrain since 2012 - Mally trained professionally on a 55% scholarship on a 3 year musical theatre course at SPAA, after attending Theatretrain for 6 years. She has been taught by west ends finest teachers and performers and performed in multiple theatres across west end and abroad. She has trained in many disciplines including vocal technique, classical and modern acting, various dance techniques but prizes her ability of ballet, gaining a merit in her grade 8 ballet exam. During her training Mally had the privilege to play multiple leading roles, Fiona from Shrek and Aubrey from Little shop of horrors as her highlights. She plans to expand her teaching experience and looks forward to watching her students grow into blossoming performers.


The dance teacher asked the pupils ‘why do you come Theatretrain?’
Their answers were so moving, Heidi put their words to music and created this beautiful choreography.
Written and performed by Theatretrain Sudbury 13/18s, words spoken by ex-pupil Holly Moore.

Please click ‘Watch on Vimeo’ to view the video from here.