Curtain Up’s History!
Bath's Theatre School for children from Reception
Tristan and Sarah Carter opened Curtain Up in January 2004 with just 12 students, although we have many more students now, we strive to provide quality training with the principle that every single child is important and should be recognised as an individual person, not just another face within a huge organisation.
Since 2004 we have moved from strength to strength and Curtain Up is now the largest independent part time theatre school in the area. We teach children from Reception to Year 13 and in many cases heading for Performance degrees at drama school or University.
We are so proud of our students’ achievements! Some of our children have received nationwide attention through the performing arts with major roles in BBC long running dramas or UK national musical theatre tours whilst other children have achieved huge personal hurdles of having the confidence to stand up and deliver their lines at the end of term performance.
What do we do?
We use drama, singing and dancing to increase individual self esteem and confidence whilst learning the basic principles of performing.
At Curtain Up we believe that training in singing, dancing and acting encourage children to develop their skills both on and off the stage. Children develop increased self-confidence, as self-confidence increases children develop their imaginations and improve their vocal capabilities. Friendship circles are broadened which further strengthens social skills.
All the children have lessons in singing, dancing and acting either as an individual subject or two subjects combined. The children are separated into two classes depending on their school Year Group. Subjects are taught by a teacher who has trained and specialised in the performing arts.
We aim to put on a performance at the end of each term. The performances vary hugely, from a concert, a showcase or cabaret of material they have been learning, a play and sometimes a full scale musical. Whatever it is we guarantee fun and enjoyment.