Theatretrain Southampton

Theatretrain Southampton


We’re really excited to announce that on Friday 28th of October we’ll be teaming up with Theatretrain Southampton to deliver our Storytelling and Performance Workshop at their Wellbeing Workshop day! At only £23 what’s not to love! So get on the train and book your tickets! (Check out their account for more info!)
We can’t wait to get to know the local community in Southampton! As a community based company it’s at the heart of what we do!💙
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. 🙌

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


A sad, sad day. Let's all raise our wands in memory of one of the greatest actors of all time! 🪄

Rest in Peace 🌹

How kindness benefits our wellbeing - Theatretrain 14/10/2022

How kindness benefits our wellbeing - Theatretrain

How kindness benefits our wellbeing - Theatretrain It's well documented that being kind, and receiving kindness, positively impacts our wellbeing. There isn't just anecdotal evidence to support this. Hundreds


If the cost of performing arts classes is causing you hesitation then check out our latest blog! Link below



Something we're so passionate about Theatretrain! Sure it might be fun to play a lead role but it's the ensemble who truly make a show and you are all AMAZING! 🥰

Photos from Theatretrain Southampton's post 10/10/2022

Some class photos from Saturday 🥰


We're working on unity this term and how we perform as a group 😊


Not just through our weekly classes but we're always looking for extra experiences and opportunities for our children to perform, learn and grow 🎭 So much coming up!

Book a FREE trial!

[email protected] | 07971894957

Photos from Theatretrain Southampton's post 09/10/2022

We're in! Fabulous first day in our new studios
Thank you to the community team for helping us settle in 🥰


We include all of our students in our shows. Spending time learning the material and taking it on stage is a huge thing. Our students feel elated after a show and it's that feeling that helps to build confidence and self esteem - important skills that will help your child succeed.


And there's still more to come!! Book a free trial and join our wonderful community 🥰 Get on the Theatretrain! 🙌🏼

[email protected] | 07971894957


✨️Affordable Half Term Activity!✨️
We know that parents are feeling the financial squeeze at the moment and our students feel the worry and pressures too. So we wanted to do something to help local families!
I am so proud to have pulled together some incredible local businesses to offer a truly unique fully supervised activity day for children age 5-16. Offering parents an affordable childcare option, and local children the opportunity to escape and try something brand new for the day! Of course you don't have to be a Theatretrain Student to take part, just follow the link to book below

Children will take part in an array of performing arts workshops as well as mindful crafting and even a cookery class making some tasty, healthy halloween snacks! All for just £23 for the full day!

The fantastic businesses we have on board for this include:

For further information you can email [email protected] or message us on WhatsApp 07971894957 and we can send you the full timetable for the day.

We look forward to hearing from you 😊✨️

Photos from Theatretrain Southampton's post 04/10/2022

Throwback to our Minis performance of Hercules 🥰✨️ Some of you are in our main school now but just look at how cute you were!
Our Early Years class is for 4&5 year olds and is a fantastic introduction to the Performing Arts with a carefully planned programme of skills to learn throughout each term. Book a FREE TRIAL for your little performer: [email protected]


Dare to be different ✨️


Our students got into a bit of a tangle in drama this week! 🤣 This group are working really nicely together at the moment. We're focusing on unity and team work.


Our teacher conference is in full swing! Our staff are spending the day in London with the Head Office team, sharing ideas and building a foundation for our classes over the next year 🤟🏼

Can't wait to get cracking in our new venue next week 🙌🏼


At the heart of what we do at Theatretrain is bringing people together. Students, families, the local community, audiences. Let's try and make sense of this crazy world together ❤️


As we head into another weekend, we know that our Theatretrain students will be excited to head into classes this morning - want to know what all the fuss is about? Check out the classes we run and drop us a line if you would like to have a chat about what Theatretrain Southampton can offer your child.


This is one of the reasons we include all of our students in our shows. Spending time learning the material and taking it on stage is a huge thing. Our students feel elated after a show and it's that feeling that helps to build confidence and self esteem - important skills that will help your child succeed. 30/09/2022

Our popular TT Minis class is finally coming back soon! This 1.5 hour session is an introduction to Musical Theatre and performance technique for 4 & 5 year olds. A class that's based on fun and adventure but with a fully structured educational development programme at it's core.
Get in touch now to find out more and book a free trial! Begin your child's journey on the Theatretrain!

[email protected] | 07971894957


Performing = Pure joy 😊 The Royal Albert Hall, our favourite venue!


We're looking to bring back our successful Minis class and need one more person to complete our team. This position would suit a dedicated senior student who is perhaps still studying and would like to gain some work experience. It's only a couple of hours on Saturday mornings but it's a lovely team with ongoing support and guidance. 😊✨️

Email [email protected] for more information


A challenge for you all! For just 10 minutes every night before bed, spend some time stretching... by Christmas i'll have a little reward for anyone as bendy as was when he came to work with our students in this dance class! 🙌🏼🤸🏽‍♀️✨️
It's also a great tip for getting a good night's sleep 😴


We've been blown away by the way that Oasis Academy supports the local community and we can't wait to be a part of it and contribute to this ethos! 😊
Not to mention how excited we are about their fantastic facilities including the theatre with retractable seating which we will be using for dance. It'll be good to get settled again after a few venue changes this term and we have to thank Tracie's Latin Club who have been fantastic hosts for us at St Barnabas Church Hall in the meantime.

Thank you to all of our parents for being so patient while we've been working out all of these arrangements! As always we're so grateful for your support and you can send us an email with any concerns about travel arrangements and we will do our best to assist with a solution!

we're coming for you on the 8th October! Who's coming along for a free taster!? 😊


Some fantastic work from these two on Saturday! Fun & learning at the same time...perfect combination 🙌🏼

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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