Meet the Teachers

Karen Heritage, MA, BA (HONS), FBATD

Karen has been a qualified teacher for more than 30 years teaching tap, modern dance, ballet, jazz, acro-gymnastics, freestyle, dance drama and dance exercise.  She has a First Class Honours Degree in Performance and Event Production, a Post Graduate Certificate in Safe Dance Practice, a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Dance and is a Life Member and Fellow of the British Association of Teachers’ of Dancing.  She teaches students from 18 months to over 80 years in her own studios in Stockton in all genres of dance and drama.  She is also a freelance choreographer and a specialist teacher for Earthbeat Theatre Company working with adults with learning difficulties.

Professional credits include “The Big Stage” with Bradley Walsh for Channel 5 TV, The Lido, Paris, as well as many acting roles in various plays and shows in the North East.  Karen works as choreographer for the Forum Theatre pantomimes.

Wayne Shellard

Wayne is from the North East and is a full-time Secondary School music teacher.  He has been involved with drama and music all of his life and is an accomplished actor and musician.  He regularly works with many local drama and operatic societies as Director, Producer and Musical Director (and quite often as an actor too).  Wayne has considerable experience in all aspects of theatrical performance and brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise to our School of Performing Arts.

Latest News

New Seasons Brochure
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Published on: 25-Jun-2018
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Published on: 24-May-2018
Peter Pan Sales Flying High
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Published on: 09-Apr-2018

Special Offers

Drama Discount Deal
Get £5 Off When Booking Both THE NIGHTMARE ROOM & THE ELEVENTH HOUR.
Published on: 26-Jun-2018

Amenities

The Forum Theatre has many facilities to make your trip to the Theatre more enjoyable including bar and coffee areas which are open for all performances. For disabled patrons we also offer disabled toilets on all floors, a hard of hearing loop system and an easy access box office.

Quick Booking

Ikebana - The Journey In Quest Of Harmony
11th Aug 2018 - 12th Aug 2018
BIFF - World Dance Gala
17th Aug 2018
G4 LIVE
4th Sep 2018
Ross Noble - Warm Up
7th Sep 2018 - 8th Sep 2018
Private Peaceful
10th Sep 2018 - 12th Sep 2018
The Dreamboys
13th Sep 2018
Little Baby Bum
14th Sep 2018 - 16th Sep 2018
The Play That Goes Wrong
17th Sep 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018
Rip It Up the 60's
23rd Sep 2018
Jimmy Osmond's 70's Jukebox
24th Sep 2018
Ultimate Bowie
27th Sep 2018
Soul Legends
28th Sep 2018
Bringing On Back The 60's
29th Sep 2018
The Matt Monro Story
2nd Oct 2018
A Celebration Of John Denver
3rd Oct 2018
Carmen
4th Oct 2018
The Rocket Man
5th Oct 2018
The Spirit Of Elvis
6th Oct 2018
An Audience With Simon Reeve
8th Oct 2018
The Nightmare Room
9th Oct 2018 - 10th Oct 2018
Thank You For The Music
11th Oct 2018
The Golden Age Of Variety
12th Oct 2018
Sweet Caroline
13th Oct 2018
Little Fix
14th Oct 2018
TALON - The Best Of Eagles
17th Oct 2018
Forever In Blue Jeans
18th Oct 2018
Some Guys Have All The Luck
19th Oct 2018
Sam Bailey - In Concert
20th Oct 2018
Emerald Storm
21st Oct 2018
The Eleventh Hour
22nd Oct 2018 - 23rd Oct 2018
Fastlove - A Tribute To George Michael
24th Oct 2018
Heatwave & Odyssey
26th Oct 2018
Seriously Dead
27th Oct 2018
The Legends Of American Country
28th Oct 2018
Joe Longthorne
30th Oct 2018
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
1st Nov 2018
Bing Live!
3rd Nov 2018 - 4th Nov 2018
A Christmas Carol
7th Nov 2018 - 11th Nov 2018
The Platters
14th Nov 2018
Halfway To Paradise
17th Nov 2018
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
20th Nov 2018
Swan Lake
21st Nov 2018
The Magic Of The Beatles
23rd Nov 2018
Bay City Rollers
24th Nov 2018
Peter Pan
1st Dec 2018 - 6th Jan 2019
A Viennese Christmas Gala
7th Dec 2018
The Magic Of Motown
14th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2018
A Country Night In Nashville
11th Jan 2019
Beauty & The Beast
12th Jan 2019
LEGEND - The Music Of Bob Marley
18th Jan 2019
Michael - Starring Ben
19th Jan 2019
Forbidden Nights
24th Jan 2019
Roy Chubby Brown
25th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
Dirty Dusting
27th Jan 2019
The Lionel Richie Songbook
31st Jan 2019
WHITNEY - Queen Of The Night
1st Feb 2019
Let's Hang On
2nd Feb 2019
Johnny Cash Roadshow
3rd Feb 2019
Jim Davidson
7th Feb 2019
Big Dick Whittington
22nd Feb 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019
Robert White
28th Feb 2019
Luther
1st Mar 2019
Showaddywaddy
2nd Mar 2019
Blood Brothers
12th Mar 2019 - 16th Mar 2019
The Sensational 60's Experience
6th Apr 2019
Les Musicals
1st Jun 2019
Lipstick On Your Collar
8th Jun 2019
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Upcoming Shows

Ikebana - The Journey In Quest Of Harmony
11th Aug 2018 - 12th Aug 2018
An innovative show, inspired by the famous Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana artistically combines nature and humanity.
BIFF - World Dance Gala
17th Aug 2018
Billingham Festival of World Dance 2018 is proud to bring to you the line-up of outstanding dance companies from across the World, including Argentina, Chile, Egypt, France, Japan, Mexico, and Ukraine…
G4 LIVE
4th Sep 2018
The UK's No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour - G4 LIVE!
Ross Noble - Warm Up
7th Sep 2018 - 8th Sep 2018
Don’t miss your chance to see comedy legend Ross Noble in this intimate venue as warm up for his brand new 2018 tour.
Private Peaceful
10th Sep 2018 - 12th Sep 2018
Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.