Children & Young People
Holiday ‘Production’ Courses
SPATS Theatre School focuses upon high quality, professionally based, acting
tuition for children and young people. SPATS is not a franchise and continues to operate under the direction of
its founder, professional actor, tutor and director, John Hester. While some aspects of musical theatre are sometimes incorporated
into the courses, SPATS is rooted firmly in acting techniques and skills, and all the courses
are heavily influenced by John’s own training and experience over many years. SPATS does not necessarily aim to encourage its students to join the professional ranks (although it provides a very
sound basis for students whose vocation lies in this direction). Many parents who send their children to the classes, or who
join themselves, are seeking to broaden the imagination, enhance communication and develop all of the many ‘life skills’
which drama education brings and for which SPATS is particularly known. However, this may lead to further study and many SPATS
students have progressed forwards to drama school or university to study drama. SPATS is for those who love acting and wish to improve and develop their skills, whether it be for fun, personal development
or the beginning of a life-long passion and possible career. All group sizes are kept low so as to ensure the maximum of individual attention.
SPATS has never had a problem with discipline and is students
are faultlessly courteous, positive and sensible. Private Lessons—for
those wishing to take Speech & Drama examination, enter festivals , prepare auditions or simply benefit from one2one tuition,
private lessons are available at very reasonable rates.
If you have any queries, would like to talk to us about SPATS or would like to receive our latest brochure with dates
and prices, please click on 'Contact SPATS' above.
All classes meet at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, High Street, Carshalton, SM5 1BB. StudioPerformance