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Who We Are

Tenterden Youth Theatre, formerly known as  The Academy Performing Arts is a popular independent stage school, teaching singing, dancing and acting to children aged 6 - 16. Based at the Sinden Theatre on a Saturday morning, we have 3 groups; Amber, Ruby and Sapphire. Working from 930am until 1pm all groups run 6 terms a year alongside local schools. The Academy welcomes all children; you don't need exams, qualifications or experience just your enthusiasm will do! We present one show each year and perform at local events create new experiences for our students.

Why Choose Us?

Tenterden Youth Theatre gives children a good grounding in singing, dance and acting techniques. Children thrive in the purpose built facilities we offer. All children make close friendships at Tenterden Youth Theatre which helps boost their self-confidence. Our tutors nurture our children to help them achieve their best. A large proportion of our children have never performed on stage before joining us and have gone on to great things.

We have a relaxed policy to uniform, encouraging the children to be themselves and wear their own clothes. However, sensible attire for dancing in is a must and branded clothing is available to purchase.

All tutors have many years experience in the discipline(s) they teach. They are passionate about their individual area of expertise and give the children plenty of opportunity to express themselves. As well as the serious learning, the children also have fun playing theatre based games and assemble at the end of the day to show some of their work in progress.

Our main goal at Tenterden Youth Theatre is to learn whilst having great fun! Contact us to find out more and to request a trial session

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