Thursday Class


Whilst the focus of the school is primarily towards drama in theatre, we recognise the value of skills in voice and movement. To this end, our typical session will last for 2 hours from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

The sessions will be primarily drama based but will include singing and dance on a periodic basis.


Lessons are taken by teachers with CRB police clearance. Additional supervision is supplied as required by parents to maintain a suitable student / adult balance. Any teacher used from outside the school will either be similarly cleared or supervised by on of the Theatre School staff. Qualified first aiders are available on the premises for all Theatre School activities.


The Theatre School runs during normal school term time. There is no half term break. The school newsletter will be used to announce the first and last days of term. Students are expected to attend each week. If they are unable to attend, they should inform the school the previous week if possible or, if insufficient lead in time, call the Theatre admin on either 01642 551389 or pass a message to the box office on 01642 552663 if the admin office is closed.

Students are required to remain on the premises from the time of their arrival until they are collected at the end of classes. Students expecting to be collected at the end of classes are required to wait in the bar area until their lift arrives. School policy forbids students to wait to be collected anywhere else.


Our current fees are £8.00 per week payable in advance in 6-week blocks of £48. The first week is usually paid as a one-week trial. Fees are still charged for weeks where the student has not attended. All monies are non-refundable.


Students are required to purchase at least one Theatre School polo shirt to be worn on all Theatre School occasions. In addition, students are required to wear black, rubber-soled jazz shoes for lessons. Students should also wear loose fitting trousers or shorts for lessons (no jeans or hipsters). This dress code is mandatory for all lessons.

Students will be provided with folders to store scripts, word sheets, newsletters, etc. This should be brought each week with a pencil or pen.

Annual End-of-Year show

The students of the Thursday School are required to take part in the End of Year Show, usually in springtime. You will be informed of the exact date in the School Newsletter. This will be in the teaching area for the entertainment of family and friends.

Because of the importance of rehearsals and other preparations leading up to the performance, it is imperative that your child is able to attend every Thursday in the 4 weeks prior to the show. Attendance during this period will be monitored and missing rehearsals may affect your child’s participation in the performance.


The main form of communication will be via the School Newsletter which is produced as required detailing news of term dates, arrangements for performances etc. We also maintain a register of student details including emergency contact details.


As with all schools, the Theatre School has a disciplinary policy. Students who are continually disruptive may be asked to leave the school. If the Theatre School staff agree that such students may still be able to make a positive contribution to the school, they may be placed on probation for an appropriate period in which to demonstrate their commitment to the success of the school.

The Theatre School exercises a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, and anti-social or intimidating behaviour.


At any time, students may be asked to take part in recordings, photographs, videos, etc. for either private or public circulation. As part of the registration process, you are required to sign a form giving consent to be included in such publicity.

Basic Do’s and Don’ts

Students are asked to remember:

1. Arrive in good time for registration promptly at 4.30.

2. Do not leave early without good reason to avoid disrupting work in progress.

3. Wear a Theatre School top, black, rubber soled jazz shoes and loose trousers (No jeans or hipsters).

4. Switch off mobile phones between 4.30-6.30 including breaks. Emergency calls can be made from the office telephone.

5. Do not chew gum between 4.30-6.30.

6. Do not bring visitors or spectators during teaching time unless specifically invited by a member of the teaching staff.

7. Remain on the premises from the time of arrival until collected after classes.

8. Bring drinks to cover any breaks.

Parents are asked to remember:

1. Complete the registration and permission forms.

2. Ensure students are able to attend punctually.

3. Collect students promptly at 6.30.

4. Ensure fees are paid promptly and at the beginning of the session not the end please.

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Special Offers


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

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn
23rd Mar 2018
Back To Bacharach
24th Mar 2018
Milkshake Live
25th Mar 2018
26th Mar 2018
20th Century Boy
3rd Apr 2018 - 7th Apr 2018
TALON - The Acoustic Collection
8th Apr 2018
Peppa Pig's Adventure
11th Apr 2018 - 12th Apr 2018
The Sensational 60's Experience
13th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2018
Seven Drunken Nights
15th Apr 2018
CILLA & The Shades Of The 60's
18th Apr 2018
A Salute To The 1940's
19th Apr 2018
Joe McElderry In Concert
20th Apr 2018
Patrick Monahan
21st Apr 2018
Walk Right Back
22nd Apr 2018
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
25th Apr 2018
Money For Nothing
27th Apr 2018
Bye Bye Baby
28th Apr 2018
You Win Again
29th Apr 2018
The Quo Experience
3rd May 2018
Rock N Roll Paradise
4th May 2018
The Carpenters Story
5th May 2018
Menopause The Musical
9th May 2018
Dear Zoo
10th May 2018 - 11th May 2018
Tenors Unlimited
12th May 2018
Keep It Country
13th May 2018
The Cavern Beatles
18th May 2018
Supersonic 70's
19th May 2018
The Searchers
20th May 2018
Lipstick On Your Collar
25th May 2018
Moving Forward
29th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018
What The Ladybird Heard
6th Jun 2018 - 7th Jun 2018
Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook
8th Jun 2018
King Of Pop
9th Jun 2018
An Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse
13th Jun 2018
UK Pink Floyd Experience
14th Jun 2018
The Roy Orbison Story
15th Jun 2018
The Real Thing
16th Jun 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream
21st Jun 2018
Mercury - The Ultimate Queen Tribute
23rd Jun 2018
Grumpy Old Women
24th Jun 2018
Les Musicals
27th Jun 2018
Ultimate Buble
30th Jun 2018
4th 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
The Magic Of Motown
28th Sep 2018
Bringing On Back The 60's
29th Sep 2018
The Matt Monro Story
2nd Oct 2018
4th Oct 2018
The Spirit Of Elvis
6th Oct 2018
An Audience With Simon Reeve
8th Oct 2018
Joe Longthorne
30th Oct 2018
Bing Live!
3rd Nov 2018 - 4th Nov 2018
Swan Lake
21st Nov 2018
Bay City Rollers
24th Nov 2018
Peter Pan
1st Dec 2018 - 6th Jan 2019
Forbidden Nights
24th Jan 2019
Big Dick Whittington
22nd Feb 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019

Upcoming Shows

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn
23rd Mar 2018
This all new production celebrates an artist who shot straight into the limelight as soon as That’ll Be The Day hit the radio. Though his career was short, this one-man powerhouse gave the world a sta…
Back To Bacharach
24th Mar 2018
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century.
Milkshake Live
25th Mar 2018
Starring favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters.
26th Mar 2018
- Spring Performance. is a new exciting inclusive dance project for children and young people with and without a disability in all 5 Tees Valley local authority areas.
20th Century Boy
3rd Apr 2018 - 7th Apr 2018
The Smash Hit Marc Bolan Musical returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.