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Theatre School Blog

We’re off to the WEST END!

December 20th, 2019

We have an amazing opportunity for our students at Read Theatre School to perform on the world famous stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre, home of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras performance on March 15th 2020.  This is an incredible opportunity for our students to showcase their talent and to perform in such […]

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New Year – New Principal!

September 25th, 2019

I hope everyone had a lovely restful summer – all ready for the new year ahead of us! I am delighted to be taking over as Principal from Shani who leaves RTS to have her baby, which she made safe delivery of in August. We wish Shani all the best and I am excited to […]

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NEW ‘After School’ Dance Classes!!!

March 29th, 2019

NEW ‘After School’ Dance Classes!! We are thrilled to announce our new Tuesday and Thursday ‘After School’ Dance classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap & Commercial at Moorside Community Centre in Thatcham!   We already teach dance in our Mini Theatre School and Saturday Theatre School sessions on Saturdays and these classes are really creative […]

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Les Mis Workshop!

March 10th, 2019

Tonight our pupils performed on a West End stage. Next up… we have the perfect antidote to the post show blues… We are thrilled to announce that Cat Hannay will be joining the Read Theatre School team next Saturday to lead a Les Miserables inspired workshop. Cat, who recently covered and played Cosette in the […]

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Meet our new Singing Teacher – Lindsey Preston

September 7th, 2018

  Lindsey knew from a young age she wanted to be a singer and this passion lead her to play roles such as Maria in West Side Story for Starmaker Theatre Company.    Having trained in dance, singing and acting at School of The Arts she went on to study full time as a Soprano […]

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Meet our new Acting Teacher

August 22nd, 2018

Liam began treading the boards when he played Billy’s ‘Dad’ in Billy Elliot… aged 13! He was then invited, by the West End creative team to perform one of his scenes on stage at the Victoria Palace, Billy Elliot’s West End home, at a special celebration gala performance of the show. Having discovered his passion […]

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Why we need good quality children’s theatre

January 9th, 2015

What does going to the theatre give children? And why does it need to be of good quality? “Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.” Article 31, UN Convention […]

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The Balance of Training

May 21st, 2014

In the industry, a performer with the ability to act, sing and dance is called a ‘Triple Threat’. We don’t advertise or promote that our sessions will always run an equal share of dance, singing and drama in each class, to afford our staff and pupils the flexibility needed to have the opportunity to participate […]

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RTS – Sadler’s Wells dreams come true!!!!

May 13th, 2014

Easter Monday saw Read Theatre School pupils waking from their beds at the crack of dawn with a kick of nervous adrenalin and rushing to catch the coach departing Thatcham at 7am ready to deliver them to the world’s most famously dance theatre for a very special performance; where their dreams were about to come […]

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