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Activate Theatre deliver CREATIVE, FUN and INSPIRING Acting, Singing & Dance Classes for ages 4-18yrs. We also offer 121 LAMDA lessons working towards exams. We are based in County Durham. We also offer Events and workshops within the community and for schools. Please view our events page for further details.
WHY COME TO ACTIVATE?
> Build Confidence
> Increase Performance, Communication and social skills
> Promotes Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
> Have the opportunity to take part in live shows
> Opportunities to take part in a variety of performance events
Our aim is to nurture each child’s individual potential, and give them the opportunity and a safe space to try performance activities. To build and increase skills and have the opportunity to work with industry professionals.
The skills that our Activate stars learn during classes and taking part in shows and events, will grow with them and help them thrive and be more confident in social situations and the wider world.
We encourage every child to aspire to be the best they can be and to…‘Activate their full potential’
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Term runs up till 9th of December 2023- Half Term week is from Saturday 28th of March-Friday the 3rd of October- Please note SATURDAY MINI STARS AND RISING STARS WILL BE OFF ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER BUT CLASSES WILL RUN ON THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER- SHOOTING STARS WILL BE TAKING PART IN A HALLOWEEN EVENT ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER SO THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER FOR SHOOTING STARS
THE NEXT TERM DATES FOR 2024- PLEASE SEE BELOW
JANUARY-MARCH 2024– 11 WEEK TERM
✨SATURDAY NDA CLASSES- 6TH JAN-23RD OF MARCH- Half Term off on Saturday 24th of Feb 2024
✨WEDNESDAY LANCHESTER CLASSES- 10TH JANUARY-27TH OF MARCH- Half Term on Wednesday 21st of February- NO CLASS
✨THURSDAY 11TH JANUARY- THURSDAY 28TH OF MARCH- Half Term 22nd of February- NO CLASS
EASTER HOLIDAYS FROM FRIDAY 29TH OF MARCH- SUNDAY 14TH APRIL- Summer term starts week commecing 15th of April
Please contact The Activate Team before attending any face to face class to check the class times and days are correct. Activate endeavour to run all advertised classes. email@example.com
Classes & Events
Meet the Team
Louise graduated from De Montfort University with a BA Hons in Performing Arts. She then spent a number of years touring with professional Theatre companies and performing in shows in both the UK and Europe. Louise has performed and directed performances and Musicals in rep theatre. She has taught at many Theatres and Stage Schools before setting up Activate Theatre. She has used her professional experience and creative vision to establish and grow Activate into an exciting and magical theatre experience for all the young performers of the North East. Louise is also a Trained Arts Award Advisor and also teaches 121 LAMDA classes with our Activate stars.
Patrick studied Performing Arts at the University of Surrey. After graduating he worked for many touring theatre companies touring in the UK, Germany and Italy performing a wide range of material ranging from Shakespearean classics to modern musicals. Patricks real passion is writing and technical design and loves the platform that Activate gives him to demonstrate these art forms.
Tulsi is currently a business administrator for Activate Theatre, she assists and teaches across many of our classes. Tulsi was educated at the University of Sunderland, and graduated with a BA in Performing arts in 2019. Tulsi previously studied a Level 3 extended diploma in Performing Arts at New College Durham. Tulsi has vast experience in all aspects of performance. Performing in many musical, dance and drama productions across the North East. Tulsi has an array of teaching experience in drama and dance and is a fully qualified Cheerleading coach with BGU. She also participated in her University’s competitive cheerleading squad; “Sunderland Stars”. She travelled to many competitions across the UK, and developed a love and passion for the sport. Tulsi loves working for Activate Theatre, and is very passionate and excited about training the young performer’s of tomorrow.
Megan is our fabulous Dance Teacher & local professionaldancer & fitness coach, based in the North-East of England. She is a dance teacher with Activate Theatre & the director and founder of Megs Moves. Megan has performed in many professional productions and continues to create and inspire our Activate Stars.
Grace is a professional vocalist and performer and our Activate stars have had the wonderful opportunity to gain professional industry experience from Grace’s tution. She is qualifed Professional Musical Theatre Performer who trained at Emil Dale Academy.
Eilsih first came to Activate as a student in 2015. Since joining, her talent and commitment to the arts has shone through and she was asked to become an assistant for the Mini and Rising star classes. Eilish has performed in a number shows with Activate and also other theatre comapnies. She has performed some leading roles and ensemble, She is currently studying Performing Arts at Durham sixth form and has been working very closely with Activate to build on her work experience .
Jack first came to Activate as a student in 2015, and quickly developed a huge passion for the performing arts. Since joining, his talent and commitment to the arts has shone through and he was asked to become an assistant for the Mini and Rising star classes. Jack has performed in many shows and performed some leading roles including, He is currently studying at Durham sixth form and has been working very closely with Activate to build on his work experience .
Eva first came to Activate as a student in 2012, and quickly developed a huge passion for the performing arts. Since joining, her talent and brilliant improvisation skills and character work has gone from strength to strength. She was asked to become an assistant for the Mini and Rising star classes. Eva has performed in many shows and performed some leading roles including, Gomez Addams, Aladdin, and many more. She is currently studying her A Levels at St Bede’s Sixth Form.