Esher & Hersham Classes

Children's Theatre and Drama Classes in Surrey

Theatre4Kids is an established independent theatre school with classes at Cardinal Newman Primary School for 4 - 14 year olds. Being an independent school, we are able to offer high quality classes at an affordable rate. We also offer a two week trial for all new students which is covered by a non-refundable booking fee of £30.00 per student which is offset against the first terms fees should a student wish to continue after the trial period. Please contact us for further information on trials and fees.

Our Esher & Hersham students participate in a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. Opportunities in the last year have included; 'Peter Pan' with UK Productions, 'Aida' and 'Madame Butterfly' with the Ellen Kent Opera and Ballet International Company and 'Moving Experience' with the Basingstoke Academy of Dance all taking place at The Anvil, Basingstoke. Students have also had the chance to perform at Her Majesty's Theatre and The O2, London and in our bi-annual showcase 'Once Upon a Time' which took place at The Hammond Theatre, Hampton. Our next performance projects include; 'T4K Summer Showcase' at The Electric Theatre, Guildford  and 'Matilda in 20 Mins' at Esher High School.

Students also have the opportunity to take private tuition in LAMDA and LCM Musical Theatre examinations.

Young children in a drama class

Tots 4 to 7 years

Saturday   9.30am - 11.00am

The children work on specially selected songs and dances to build on their musicality, as well as their rhythm and co-ordination. Drama games are played in order to enhance confidence and basic script work is used to develop performance skills and vocal technique. The students really do learn ‘skills for life’ which are very important at this young and impressionable age. However, the main emphasis of the sessions is to have fun!

Juniors 7 to 10 years

Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Saturday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

The classes include training in the performance disciplines of; acting, singing and dancing. By teaching these elements together, we are able to produce high quality pieces of musical theatre. The students experience what it is like to work as a theatre company and there is a strong emphasis on teamwork. The children will also work closely with the older students from our T4K Seniors group which enables students to develop their performance skills and increase their confidence even further.

Two kids acting a drama scene
Group of children acting and singing

Seniors 10 to 14 years

Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Saturday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Structured in a similar way to T4K Juniors, Seniors takes musical theatre to the next level. Aiming to stretch and challenge the students in a professional and disciplined theatrical environment.  This enables each student to build on their talents and gain confidence in performance. The students experience what it is like to be part of a theatre company and there is a heavy emphasis on teamwork. The students also have the opportunity of working with the younger children which builds self-esteem and creativity.

                    Cardinal Newman Primary School,
                    Arch Road,
                    KT12 4QT
Class Times:       
                    T4K Tots (4 -7 year olds)
                    Saturdays 9.30am – 11.00am
                    T4K Juniors (7 – 11 year olds)     

                    Saturdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
                    Saturdays   2.00pm – 4.00pm
                   T4K Seniors (11 – 14 year olds)  
                   Saturdays 10.00am – 12.00pm
                   Saturdays   2.00pm – 4.00pm