Welcome to Theatricool
Sally Fisher (Principal)
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, PGCE, (Masters Level)
Theatricool Performing Arts Colchester
Theatricool is now in it's 11th fantastic year providing accessible, affordable and professional Musical Theatre training in all aspects of Performing Arts for students from 3-20 years in Colchester and surrounding areas. All three disciplines of drama, acting and singing are provided with specialist and qualified tutors in each area. As well as Saturday Drama Schools in Colchester and our specialist acting school, Theatricool also runs Summer Drama Schools in Colchester and Nayland where students enjoy the experience with many coming back year after year.
Theatricool has it's own studio near central Colchester which is fully equipped with a sound system, polished wooden floor, full height mirrors, ballet barres a stage and fully equipped kitchen. We use our studio on Friday evenings for our own TPA Academy and Saturday mornings for our Little Star Performing Arts School. The Studio is hired out to several regular clients throughout the week but is still available in daytime and Sunday for Birthday parties, rehearsal space, acoustic gigs, tea parties and many other events. The studio was fully refurbished a few years ago and those who hire it usually comment on what a lovely space it provides for their various events and classes.
WHY CHOOSE THEATRICOOL?
Theatricool has now been providing professional Performing Arts training for students in Colchester and surrounding areas for over 10 years. Throughout this time we have become one of the largest independent local Performing Arts School with over 150 students, many of whom joined us in the early days and are still part of the Theatricool family. We are proud of the reputation we have built for nurturing and developing students with talent and providing a platform for every student to build confidence and enjoy their time at Theatricool.
Many of our students who joined us as young children have gone onto pursue a career in Musical Theatre and several are now tutors at Theatricool Saturday schools and TPA academy. We are extremely proud that several current and former students have been involved in major productions both in local theatre and in London's West End.
Benefits Of Theatricool
□ Theatricool is a privately owned Performing Arts Academy, not a national franchise. It was established to provide professional but affordable training in Performing Arts for children and teenagers from Colchester and surrounding areas.
□ Theatricool has a high ratio of tutors to students, we can identify and nurture natural talent, build confidence and interact with students and parents/guardians. This allows us to tailor training according to each students abilities and desire to progress.
□ All lead tutors have vast experience in Musical Theatre as professional performers, directors and choreographers. They are trained in all aspects of Performing Arts giving our students a wide base of skills.
□ All Lead tutors qualified to BA(Hons) degree level and/or industry professionals.
□ Theatricool is based at Colchester Institutes' new state of the art drama & dance studios. Students enjoy professional facilities such as sprung dance floors, training mirrors and professional sound systems. We also have our own lovely studio where we hold our Little Stars classes and run our TPA Academy.
□ All lead tutors are fully insured and DBS (Formerly CRB) checked, most of our lead tutors are also licenced chaperones with Essex County Council. We also have a child protection policy in place for your peace of mind.
□ Training at Theatricool culminates with two performances per year on a professional stage where students can showcase their talent to family and friends.
★★★★★ "Thank you Sally, your wonderful team and all the superstar students for an amazing performance of Seussical the musical. You were all brilliant. So proud of my own beautiful bird girl for overcoming so many hurdles - thank you Sally for your support. Merry Christmas and Happy new year".
★★★★★ Sara Fazin
I'd like to thank you for the amazing job you did with the kids. You surely love them so much, and they seemed so confident you and your staff have their backs covered, it made me feel so happy I almost cried....
The show was amazing, funny and emotional, the children were so expressive some times I had to remind myself they aren't pros. Be proud of your self, Sofia really enjoys spending time with you. Thank you again to you and your staff".
★★★★★ Pauline Lifton
"Highly recommend Theatricool! My son had a fabulous time at Summer School. Lovely, friendly staff who made him feel so welcome and encouraged his creativity! He's made some great new friends and the final day performance was brilliant! Great building experience! Thank you Sally and team!"
Theatricool has been a part of our lives for 6 years and for quite a few very good reasons. The coaching each child receives in dancing, singing and acting is fantastic, leaving each child feeling like they have the confidence to be centre stage and part of a big happy family....
The shows that the school perform are extremely professional, giving the children a chance to perform on a stage in front of a large audience. I have two daughters age 7 and 11 and they look forward to and love every minute they are at their Theatricool classes.
★★★★★ Samantha Talbot
Theatricool has provided the most wonderful opportunities for both my daughters. Performing in the summer shows is always a highlight, but it is the friendships and relationships that they have made, the self confidence that has been built and the fun they have had that make it truly special....
The Theatricool staff have provided kind and caring feedback and direction, always encouraging and helping the girls to develop as people as well as performers. A truly lovely place, with very special people.