Theatre School

The Forum Theatre School Of Performing Arts has been running since November 1999. Children from the age of 6yrs to 16yrs can explore the world of theatre through drama, dance and singing under the guidance of experienced tutors. This helps to build confidence and social skills. Because we are based in the Forum Theatre, we are able to offer our students first hand experience of a working theatre. This includes working with visiting professional companies and actors where appropriate, technical training and performing our own annual showcase on The Forum Theatre stage. Our students also learn the fundamentals of stage management, sound and lighting. 

We operate two groups: Thursday 4.30pm till 6.30pm for 6 to 9 year olds and Saturday 9.30am till 2pm for 9 to 16 year olds. Our approach is not regimented, we are about having fun whilst working hard to achieve a high standard in all aspects of theatre performance. Many of our students go on to performing arts colleges with great success as a result of the training they receive with us. 

Our students have the opportunity to audition for visiting professional companies as well as our annual Christmas pantomime. We also encourage students to audition for TV and film work and for other companies in the area. If you would like to bring your child along for a trial session please enquire at the Forum Theatre office or visit our web site for more details.  

For more information call 01642 552663, email forumtheatre@btconnect.com or visit the various sub links by hovering over the "Theatre School" link on this website to reveal the drop down box.

The Theatre School has been involved in a number of professional productions, including:

Professional Pantomime at the Theatre
Annie the Musical
Joseph
Scrooge
Mad About Musicals
Christmas Cavalcade
Assorted visiting Ballet companies.

Some of our students have also appeared in various TV productions.

Latest News

Cinderella Sales Going Through The Roof
We Are Delighted To Announce That The Advance Sales For This Years Christmas Pantomime, Cinderella, …
Published on: 02-Jan-2017
New Seasons Brochure
Our New Spring / Summer 2017 Season Brochure Is Out Now.
Published on: 05-Dec-2016
Do it in style!
VIP Hospitality Lounge Tickets are now available from our box office. Click on the link to find out …
Published on: 02-Jul-2012

Special Offers

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

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
26th May 2017
Supersonic 70's
27th May 2017
Dominic Kirwan
1st Jun 2017
Back To Bacharach
2nd Jun 2017
The All Star Stand Up Tour 2017
3rd Jun 2017
Reach Out To Motown
9th Jun 2017
A Country Night In Nashville
10th Jun 2017
Mister Maker
11th Jun 2017
OddSocks Romeo and Juliet
13th Jun 2017
Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook
16th Jun 2017
Bye Bye Baby
17th Jun 2017
The Roy Orbison Story
22nd Jun 2017
And Finally . . Phil Collins
23rd Jun 2017
Richard and Adam
24th Jun 2017
Joe Longthorne
25th Jun 2017
Nadines Dance Company
26th Jun 2017 - 30th Jun 2017
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular
1st Jul 2017
POPSTARS
2nd Jul 2017
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
9th Jul 2017
The First Hippo On The Moon
12th Jul 2017 - 13th Jul 2017
Billingham Festival Of World Dance
18th Aug 2017
Dinosaur World
2nd Sep 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017
Dial M For Murder
4th Sep 2017 - 6th Sep 2017
Forever In Blue Jeans
9th Sep 2017
It Runs In The Family
15th Sep 2017 - 16th Sep 2017
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
17th Sep 2017 - 18th Sep 2017
The Dreamboys
19th Sep 2017
The Magic Of Motown
21st Sep 2017
Rule The World
23rd Sep 2017
Michael English
27th Sep 2017
Formerly Of Bucks Fizz
28th Sep 2017
Ultimate Bowie
29th Sep 2017
The Manfreds
30th Sep 2017
Madama Butterfly
3rd Oct 2017
TALON - The Best Of Eagles
4th Oct 2017
Beautiful Noise
5th Oct 2017
The Night Pirates
6th Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017
The ELO Experience
12th Oct 2017
The Quo Experience
13th Oct 2017
RIP IT UP
14th Oct 2017
The Ghost's Touch
17th Oct 2017 - 18th Oct 2017
Charlie Landsborough
19th Oct 2017
Bay City Rollers
20th Oct 2017 - 21st Oct 2017
Dick & Dom Live
22nd Oct 2017
Cirque Enchantment
24th Oct 2017
Prince Revelation
27th Oct 2017
GOK WAN
1st Nov 2017
The Solid Gold Rock 'N' Roll Show
2nd Nov 2017
Some Guys Have All The Luck
3rd Nov 2017
The Elvis Years
17th Nov 2017
Lulu
20th Nov 2017
The Summer Of Love
25th Nov 2017
Cinderella
2nd Dec 2017 - 7th Jan 2018
80's Mania At Christmas
15th Dec 2017 - 16th Dec 2017
Forbidden Nights
24th Jan 2018
Totally Tina
3rd Feb 2018
Spamalot
13th Mar 2018 - 17th Mar 2018
The Sensational 60's Experience
13th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2018
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Upcoming Shows

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
26th May 2017
What we see on this show is Brian Poole, Len “Chip” Hawkes and Dave Munden, together again, performing hits, such as “Twist And Shout”, “Do You Love Me” & “Silence Is Golden”.
Supersonic 70's
27th May 2017
It’s the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as “the best 70s show of it’s kind”.
Dominic Kirwan
1st Jun 2017
Dominic Kirwan In Concert With Lisa Stanley. Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show with Lisa Stanley.
Back To Bacharach
2nd Jun 2017
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and …
The All Star Stand Up Tour 2017
3rd Jun 2017
The All-Star Stand-Up Tour is back in 2017 with 3 more top comedians alongside returning compere Jarred Christmas. This year’s line-up includes Stewart Francis, Justin Moorhouse and Mike Gunn.