Theatre Direct is an established, award-winning professional theatre dedicated to engaging young audiences through compelling, thought-provoking and sophisticated theatre. Education is at the core of our mission and is expressed through our work in schools and in the community
Our community based drama school strives to empower children and youth and instill a deeper appreciation of the power of creativity and imagination in themselves and their peers.
We offer a safe and nurturing environment in which students can explore their fullest potential as young artists. All classes and camps are led by professional theatre artists and guest artists working in dance, design and music.
Classes have narrow age ranges and flexible curriculum to ensure the most successful learning experience.
While our programs encourage the development of solid drama and theatre performance skills, we are not performance or production focused and do not audition or “cast”. We are process based and emphasize an inclusive, “ensemble” based approach in our teaching and creative work.
All classes take place in our Christie Studio and Wychwood Theatre located in the Wychwood Barns.
Drama School Mandate
- To empower the child through inclusive play
- To challenge the child and push their creative boundaries
- To develop the child’s capacity for play through drama that supports their entire social and intellectual development
- To inspire and nurture the artist in each child ready to interpret the world around them through art
For each artist associated with our drama school, teaching young people is a privilege and a source of inspiration. As a professional theatre artist and a mother of two children, I take great pride in our programs and in ensuring they are of the highest quality. – Lynda Hill, Artistic Director
Access and Inclusion
Theatre Direct is committed to promoting and demonstrating inclusion and accessibility.
Full and Partial Bursaries are available for all programs.
Visit our Registration page and navigate to the bottom to apply for a bursary.
Feel free to contact Victoria with any questions!