Performing Arts for Students 3-18 years 

Professional Acting, Singing & Dance Training In Colchester and surrounding areas 

2009 - 2020 
Please note that due to Covid-19 we have temporarily rearranged our class times. 
All classes are being held at our studio in Belle Vue Road with a limit of 15 per class. 
Our studio is fully compliant with current government guidelines and the safety of our students and guests is our top priority. 
See what our customers say! 
Mrs C ★★★★★ 
“you and your team have been truly wonderful.........she just adores you all and loves attending Theatricool and would carry on attending forever given half the chance!” 
Due to Covid-19 restrictions  
we have very limited space in all our Schools 
Please apply and we will get back to you with information about your chosen class.  
All prospective new students are offered a free taster session to try a full session with our friendly team before they commit to joining. 
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"I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be human" 
(Oscar Wilde) 
Find out how you can become part of the Theatricool story! 
Our performance of Shrek has been postponed until Summer 2021. 
Watch this space......... 
Shrek at Theatricool


Innovative. Independent. Inspirational. Drama schools for children and young adults in Colchester Essex - Free Taster Session > 

Theatricool is now in it's 11th fantastic year providing accessible, affordable and professional Musical Theatre training in all aspects of Performing Arts for students from 3-20 years in Colchester and surrounding areas. All three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing are provided with specialist and qualified tutors in each area. Theatricool also run summer drama schools in Colchester where students enjoy the experience with many coming back year after year. 

What makes our Colchester Performing Arts School Unique? Theatre schools for adults and young children in Colchester - Free Taster Session > 

We stage two performances each year* when family and friends can see the students perform singing, dancing and acting in a showcase or full blown musical. Our recent shows performed to sell out audiences at Colchester's Mercury theatre include Little Mermaid, Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, Seussical The Musical, Dracula Rock Show.  
Our 2019 musical production was 'WIND IN THE WILLOWS' and we are very excited to have won the rights to produce 'SHREK THE MUSICAL' in summer 2020. (postponed until Summer 2021) 
We teach our students to Act, Sing and Dance and learn how to Perform which is the core part of our business, but it’s really much more than that! It’s about finding something you LOVE, building CONFIDENCE in all aspects of life, showing that it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake and just ENCOURAGING you to go for it!! Performing with us is like being part of a BIG HUG! Each child, no matter their ability or talent, is encouraged to do well and in turn, encourage their Theatricool friends to do well too! 
We have a VERY HIGH RATIO OF STAFF TO STUDENTS, we can therefore nurture the 'not so confident ones' to develop at their own pace. 
We perform TWO SHOWS PER YEAR, this allows our students to showcase their work in a professional theatre. 
We use PURPOSE BUILT STUDIOS to ensure our students get the very best experience and training. 
We really are one big team at Theatricool each student is a star in our eyes. They all get a chance TO SHINE! 

Our Facilities Are Probably The Best In The Area Dance and drama schools for children and young adults in Colchester - Free Taster Session > 

The facilities provided by a drama or Musical Theatre School can have a dramatic effect on a students experience and perhaps even influence their decision to continue classes or not. Some schools hold classes in conditions which may be cramped, too cold in winter or too hot in summer. All too often facilitilities can be lacking in the basics for a quality drama and dance school such as mirrors, sprung floor, music system and ballet barres. 
Theatricool classes are held in two locations, our upper and lower schools enjoy state of the art facilities at Colchester institute's, purpose built, dance and drama studios. Our Little Star and Theatricool Performing Arts Academy classes are held at our own studio in central Colchester, facilities across both locations range from the following:  
Sprung dance floors  
Changing facilities 
Air conditioning 
Sound systems 
Ballet Barres 
Ample free parking at Colchester institute 
As well as offering some of the best local facilities, Theatricool also carries all relevant insurances, operates a privacy policy and child protection policy. All tutors are enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) checked by Essex County Council and lead tutors are qualified to BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre degree level and/or are industry professionals. It is important our parents and guardians know they are entrusting their children to a professional school with dedicated and professional tutors, operating in an environment condusive to learning all three Musical Theatre diciplines, acting, singing and dancing and most of all 'Having Lots Of Fun' in the process. 
Life's a drama and we love it!! 
Theatricool provides professional acting, singing and dance training for students from 3 to 18 years in Colchester and surrounding areas. 
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