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New Year – New Principal!

3 years ago

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 take over the day to day running of RTS and all the exciting projects we have planned for this year.

I thought this would be a great chance to share some of the amazing performance opportunities this year, new performance material and amazing, new teaching staff!!



Firstly the Saturday Theatre School have a performance every term this year:

Sat 30th Nov – Cabaret & Drama Festival Christmas Performance 11:00am – 1:30pm

During this first term, pupils will receive expert vocal coaching from our Singing Teacher Lindsey Preston, on a solo song they will perform in a cabaret setting. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop individual singing techniques and performance skills, and to grow confidence as a singer.

Saturday Theatre School pupils will also be Directed by Megan Fitzgerald in excerpts from Aesop & George, which pupils will present alongside their Cabaret pieces.

Fri 6th December – Thatcham Switching On of Christmas Lights Performance – 4pm – 8pm (Saturday Theatre School)

I am delighted that our Saturday Theatre School pupils have been invited to perform at the Thatcham Switching on of the Christmas Lights Event this year! We will be working hard all term to create a very festive performance RTS style.

Sunday 15th March – Performance at Her Majesty’s

We are very lucky to have been invited to return to Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West end to perform two pieces again this year. I’m really excited about this!

Saturday 13th June – Hits & The Highlights 2020

Our year ends with an amazing all singing, all dancing end of year show “The Hits & The Highlights 2020” which will be our biggest show to date, featuring performances from Mini Theatre School (3-5 yrs) Saturday Theatre School 6-18yrs) and our week day dance pupils who study Street, Tap, Ballet & Contemporary.


Our week day dance studio in Thatcham is open!

Mini’s Dance Night – Tuesdays!

Junior & Senior Dance Night – Thursdays!

The new week day classes are available for all age groups in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary & Commercial and run after school at Moorside Centre in Thatcham! I teach all the classes – so there is a familiar face for you all!!

Coming to these classes are great for children of all ages to learn specific dance skills and will also enrich and enhance the work we do at Mini Theatre School & Saturday Theatre School. Learning new styles of dance and keeping fit is a great way to unwind after the pressures of the school day and we have lots of fun! CLICK THE LINK to see the classes available and book a free trial!! http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/classes/ . We offer fantastic discounts if you take multiple classes. I would love to see you there!

New Staff

We have fabulous new members of staff this term!

We have Lindsey returning as our Singing Teacher, along with Megan as our Acting Teacher until Christmas. Tash is our new Assistant Teacher! Obviously  I have stepped into Shani’s shoes, as Principal, as well as teaching the weekday dance classes. We will all be involved with every aspect of teaching at RTS, so please ask questions to any of us!

Read more about our fabulous team here: http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/teachers/

Term Dates

(CLICK THE LINK for all the dates http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/term-dates/ )

All the links above provide the dates of the performances throughout the year – please ensure the students are available for ALL rehearsals and performances. If there are any issues, please let us know as soon as possible! Punctuality and consistent attendance are really important for learning and creating – so lets be brilliant at that this year.

Contacting Us

The RTS phone  07920 748784 (this number is also on the website!) is our emergency contact number for whilst your children are in our care and I will also be available during the week to talk through anything we can’t address during class time, which we like to purely dedicate to teaching so do feel free to email me at enquiries@readtheatreschool.co.uk or call me outside of class time and I will come back to you if I you need to leave a message.


Please ensure each student has the correct uniform this term! If you need new uniform click the link http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/classes/ and scroll down to ‘Buy your RTS uniform here.’ We fit and invoice you directly for Dance Shoes / Jazz Shoes, everything else is available directly online.

We have a limited supply of Uniform Seconds which we are selling HALF PRICE! Please let the office know which items you need and we can let you know if we have them in the sizes you require.

Lindsey, Megan, Tash and I are looking forward to this year, working with the students and alongside all the parents, family and friends, to create the best performances we can!

See you soon!!

Erin x