Theatretrain Southampton

Theatretrain Southampton


We have a must see show for any Disney fan!

Theatretrain Southampton are bringing their production of Moana Jr. to Hanger Farm on 17 July!

Join us for an evening of song and dance on the Island of Motunui. This production will have us visiting faraway beaches and deep ocean wonders. Featuring all of our favourite songs from one of our favourite Disney movies.

Don’t miss out on this great evening of family fun entertainment:
It's Friday! 😃 This week has seen the easing of lockdown, some of you have gone back to school & it's ending on World Environment Day 🌍. It seemed appropriate to share with you this lovely reading/ singing of 'The Time We Spring Cleaned The World' by Theatretrain Southampton + Theatretrain Ilford + Theatretrain Braintree.

We would just like to say how proud we are of our amazing pupils across the UK, you are all 🌟stars🌟 ! Your continued ingenuity & creativity has been really impressive & we can't wait until we can hold classes in person again. 🙌

#ForNature #Theatretrain #theatre
We are constantly blown away by the amazing talents of all our Theatretrain pupils. 🎤

🎼 Today, we're delighted to share with you this beautiful song,
'Angel in Disguise', written and performed by Eden of Theatretrain Southampton,

Without further ado, please, enjoy this beautiful heartfelt thank-you, to the NHS. 🌈
I really recommend watching the live stream of Simon McBurney's play 'The Encounter.' Simon is regarded by professionals as one of the best actors and practitioners in the country and the founder of the physical theatre company, Complicite. Their work is world renowned and frequently compared to Frantic Assembly, DV8 and other famous theatre companies. The whole play consists of Simon alone speaking into a microphone at The National Theatre where it was received with 5 stars across the board.

Remember, success in theatre means you must have knowledge of all aspects of the industry, not just musical theatre. If you're studying at A-Level or above you should observe and try and create links between European practitioners such as Antonin Artaud and Pina Bausch as this frequently come up in Drama School audition interviews.

(I don't know what the official age rating is but I do know that many students went to watch the show when it was at The National Theatre.)
If you need a boost this morning just take a look at this!

Written by one of our wonderful students, Libby, who attends Theatretrain Southampton, she performed her heart out to make this video with help from her mum, and it's a cracker!

We are so in awe of our students and the talent they possess, and the originality of the lyrics to reflect the current Covid-19 crisis is just brilliant, with some humour to boot. Well done Libby, what a fantastic job you did!
Hi Everyone, I've launched a video series called 'Talking Performing.' I will be interviewing Joe Sleight this week
his credits include: Boq (Wicked, West End), Eddie (Blood Brothers, UK Tour) and Peter Pan (Peter Pan). If you have any questions you would like to ask Joe then please email them to: [email protected]
We are really going to miss Breeze’s Saturday mornings at Theatre train and coming along to watch all the shows. After 7 long years of being an active member it shall take some getting used too. Sadly Theatre Train isn’t what it once was, since the director has taken a less active role and Breeze has decided she no longer wants to be a part of it.
Good luck to all you poppets continuing your Theatre train journey 🎭
Spotlight on... Theatretrain Southampton! Centre Director Karina shares a little bit about her business, and why parents and children love coming here.

✨ Franchise: Southampton
✨ Centre Director: Karina Artun
Natalie Watson - Dance
Will-Ross Jones - Drama
Ross Gooding - Singing
Lois Scott - Minis
Danniella Green - Assistant teacher
Lorna Green - Welfare & Admin
✨ Year opened: 2011
✨ Classes offered: Main school and Minis
✨ Timetable: Saturdays 9.30am-11am - Minis,
10am-1pm - Main school
✨ Tell us a little about your business: I opened in my birth city with a view to move down there but got used to doing the commute so I've been driving the 3 hours each way for 8 years! It's been a challenge to grow the centre from so far away and I have to carefully plan any local community performances/workshops events because I'm so far away but the hard work is finally paying off!
✨ Parking available: Yes plenty of free parking
✨ Favourite thing about your centre: Constantly looking for projects which are out of the ordinary for our students. Exchanges to Malta, performed with Collabro, spent the day filming activities on Royal Caribbean ship. Love all the fun extras!
✨ Why should we come here: High quality local shows with a large investment in costumes, scenery and technical equipment to give the children a truly professional experience in a professional theatre. Attention paid to every single student with performance opportunities shared out as equally as possible between everyone so that they all get to have a go (rather than the same people being chosen every time!) All the teachers are highly trained and experienced.
✨ Any plans/events coming up: Halloween flashmob / local shows in May half term. This year our Senior Group will have their own separate show to work on called 'Out of my Comfort Zone' which has only ever been done by one other group in the UK before.
Hi all , when is / was the last Saturday session please?
12-18’s don’t forget to prepare your short pop performance ready for next Saturday! One verse and one chorus! I can’t wait to hear what you you come up with! Ross 😊
Amazing show everyone thank you so much for all your hard work ❤️❤️
Watched our kids at the new forest show they were amazing. Xx

NOW OPEN! Training for young people in the performing arts. Large scale productions locally and in London's West End! call now or email [email protected]

Weekly classes combining dance, drama, and singing for the ultimate performing arts experience. Bringing children from all across the UK together with performances in top London West End Theatres and building life skills through Theatre. Classes every Saturday morning during term times plus loads of extra activities in the holidays!

Operating as usual


✨️ SURPRISE!!! ✨️
We've been locked out of our social media accounts for a little while but we are BACK! With a very exciting announcement...our summer production this year will be MOANA JR!
If you have a child age 6-18 who would like to take part then come and join our classes! We would love to invite you along for a free trial!
Places are limited so enquire quickly: [email protected]


It's the birthday of Alexander Hamilton today, so here's a quote from Lin-Manuel Miranda- the creator of the hip hop musical Hamilton!


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


We love this quote by the amazing Duke Ellington. Never quit!! Tag a friend who might need to hear this quote today.


At Theatretrain we make it easy for your child to feel like a performer, because we let them BE a performer every week at our centres and also on some of the UK's most prestigious stages! We don't ask for any previous experience and we don't audition. Everyone is welcome because the performing arts are for everyone.

Let your child enjoy the things they love like singing, acting and dancing! Our teachers are here to encourage and guide them in a company of performers, and they'll not only learn some great new skills, but have fun along the way and make new friends.


We've been off grid this week due to half term madness but don't forget to dress up in a spooky outfit for tomorrow's sessions.
Here's a throw back to my favourite TT Southampton Halloween when we performed at @national_motor_museum fireworks 🎆


We're back on! College is back open and our classes have resumed!
We've just sent out an email! Please let us know tomorrow morning if you haven't received it! 😊


Let your child experience the freedom of expressing themselves!

One of the most life-affirming things we can do is to throw ourselves into something we enjoy doing, without the fear of failure. To embrace what we love doing, and to do it, is a wonderful, empowering feeling which is at the heart of everything we do at Theatretrain.

If your child enjoys dancing, just let them dance! Experience is not necessary to join Theatretrain. We don't ask students to audition. Our teachers encourage young performers to express themselves in a company of performers, so they not only learn some great new skills, but have fun along the way and make new friends.

Let your child be free! Let them express themselves!


On our blog today Kevin talks about his guilty pleasure of watching Discovering Film on Sky Arts, and gaining an insight into the work and lives of some of the world's most famous actors.

"Sometimes the critics can pinpoint exactly what it is about someone’s character or voice or look that makes them interesting as an actor. So often you discover that an actor had a difficult childhood, and it was partly that that made them prove themselves to the world."

Click here to read the full blog


We encourage all our students today to be confident. Like the great Franklin says, “Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing”.


Let your child experience the freedom of performing!

Experience is not necessary to join Theatretrain. We don't ask students to audition. If your child needs a space where they can express themselves and be encouraged to sing, dance and act – Theatretrain is the place to be! Let your child celebrate their talents and enjoy the freedom.

Our teachers encourage young performers to express themselves in a company of performers, so they not only learn some great new skills, but have fun along the way and make new friends.

Let your child be free! If they want to sing… let them sing!



On our blog today Kevin reflects on his recent visit to the circus, and the tradition of bringing performances to the people.

"I’d forgotten the wonder of the circus, the look and smell, the up-closeness, and the sheer spectacle of it... you come away enlivened, your spirits in a better place because for 90 minutes or so you are transported to a place of what-will-happen-next?"

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We love this quote from Michelle Obama, who went on to say, "…when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

That's the kind of positive confidence we want to inspire in all our students!

Tag someone who might need to hear this quote today.


Our minis classes are coming BACK!! Do you know an outgoing young preschooler who would benefit from the opportunity to unleash their creativity with our musical theatre sessions? Spread the word and invite them along for a free trial! Saturday mornings 10am at the Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, email [email protected] now to be added to our waiting list for open day 😀👏


We celebrate Black History Month and we salute LeBron James who wisely said, "Black History Month is all 12 months for me. We celebrate Black excellence every single day, every single day of the year."

This new campaign for Black History Month 2021 invites Black and Brown people around the UK to share what they are Proud To Be. What are you proud to be? Let us know in the comments below.


On our blog this week reflects on the 1970s production of Pippin, and the lessons it teaches us today.

"All that 70s music and choreography (originally by Bob Fosse) may seem a bit nostalgic and innocent to some, but I think it still expresses how we feel – exuberant, passionate or hateful. Life today may move more quickly and seemingly sophisticated, but these 50-year-old musicals still have something to say."

Click here to read the full blog click here or follow the link in bio


It's the Sunday quiz folks and this week it is based on children's characters from well-known shows.

Can you guess the character from each of the sentences?

Let us know how you get on in the comments.

Have a great day everyone.

Our Story

We’ve been open in Southampton for over 6 years offering weekly training sessions in dance, drama and singing and providing unique performance opportunities.

Southampton have performed at many prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We have also travelled to perform at Disneyland Paris and have built a strong relationship with another performing arts school in Malta with whom we have taken part in two exchanges now.

At Theatretrain our focus is on CREATING Theatre rather than just teaching you steps and songs. Come and be inspired to create your own characters and learn the crucial stagecraft skills necessary for a career in the industry (and at the same time have LOTS of fun!)

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