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Activate Theatre run CREATIVE, FUN and INSPIRING Acting, Singing & Dance Classes for ages 4-18yrs. We also teach 121 LAMDA lessons working towards exams. We are based in County Durham. We 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’

TO BOOK FOR THE TERM OR TO SIGN UP FOR A FREE TASTER CLASS PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

https://activate-theatre.class4kids.co.uk/

THE NEXT TERM DATES FOR 2024- PLEASE SEE BELOW

SEP-DEC 2024– 12 WEEK TERM

✨SATURDAY NDA CLASSES- 14TH SEPTEMBER-7TH DECEMBER 2024- Half Term off on Saturday 2ND OF NOVEMBER- NO CLASS

✨WEDNESDAY LANCHESTER CLASSES- 11TH SEPTEMBER – 4TH DECEMBER 2024- Half Term on Wednesday 30TH OCTOBER- NO CLASS

✨THURSDAY- WITTON CLASSES- 12TH SEPTEMBER- 5TH DECEMBER- Half Term Thursday 31st October – NO CLASS

THE SUMMER TERM FINISHES ON SATURDAY THE 13TH OF JULY- THIS IS ALSO WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE END OF TERM WITH OUR DRAMA FESTIVAL DAY-

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. activatetheatre@outlook.com

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Meet the Team

Louise Rimmington-Kane
Company Director

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 Rimmington-Kane
Company Director

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.

Megan Laing Activate Manager & Choreographer

Megan is our fabulous Activate Manager & Dance Teacher. Megan has worked with Activate for several years and has been a massive asset to Activate. Megan also performs in professional local shows and pantos. Megan Trained in all areas of performing arts from a young age. She is a qualified Dance Teacher and professional dancer and fitness coach As well as working with our Activate stars Megan is also the director and founder of Megs Moves. Megan continues to create and inspire our Activate stars with her creativity and infectious energy.

Grace Allen
Vocal Coach

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.

Eilish Carroll
Mini/Rising stars Assistant

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 Hall
Mini / Rising Stars Assistant

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 Caden Lambert
Mini / Rising Stars Assistant

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.

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