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Drama Schools

Chequer Mead is home to Chequer Mead Youth Theatre (CMYT), it’s resident young people’s theatre company, which was re-formed in 2013. Chequer Mead also hosts a number of drama and dance schools offering a range of education in all aspects of theatre training.

Many other drama and dance schools use the theatre’s facilities for their showcases and we welcome this type of hirer to Chequer Mead to give young people the opportunity to perform on a professional theatre stage.

The following drama schools operate on a regular basis at Chequer Mead.

Chequer Mead Youth Theatre

Chequer Mead Youth TheatreThe Chequer Mead Youth Theatre aims to give children and young people aged 7-21 the opportunity to train and perform in a professional theatre environment. Our weekly workshops encompass a range of theatre disciplines with a focus on building confidence and having fun. There are also Master Classes and a production every year.

Charlie Watts





Our Youth Theatre Director is Charlie Watts. Charlie trained for 3 years as an actor at the Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. He continues to work as a professional actor, and is experienced in all areas of performance. His theatre credits include, The Lower Depths (Finborough Theatre), Vincent in Brixton (National Theatre Tour, Wyndams and Playhouse Theatre‘s in the West End), The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre, West End), Richard III (Greenwich Playhouse), Candida (English Theatre of Hamburg), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Cannizaro Park) and The Knack (Grace Theatre).

Charlie’s television credits include, Doctors (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Dream Team (SKY ONE), 30 plus episodes as Dan Wilkinson in Family Affairs (CHANNEL 5), The Sight (SKY ONE), Coronation Street (GRANADA), Rhinoceros (GRANADA), Cold Feet (GRANADA), The Grand (GRANADA), and Crown Prosecuter (BBC).

Charlie is also a LAMDA Speech and Drama Examination coach as well as running numerous drama classes including a successful short film making course for children and adults called, MOVIEMAKERS.

The Youth Theatre meet on Mondays between 5:30pm and 6:30pm for 7-11 year olds and between 6:30pm and 7:30pm for 12-21 year olds.

£90 a term

To find out how to join please contact our Youth Theatre Director Charlie Watts via our admin team on 01342 325577

Bullfrog Productions Youth Group

Bullfrog Productions

Bullfrog ProductionsBullfrog Youth Group (3 to 21 years) meets every Saturday at Chequer Mead for a varied timetable with almost something for everyone!. From its early days Bullfrog has grown into a thriving musical theatre group with many options available. Saturday morning classes start from as young as 3 years upwards (Froggies) offering group classes in ballet and tap. Private singing and drama classes run alongside the dance classes for all ages. Group drama classes are run during the week after school.

Bullfrog Productions are a performance specific group producing at least 4 musical theatre shows every year. Students learn by rehearsal rather than in classes under the direction of their fully qualified producers, directors and choreographers. Bullfrog ProductionsThere is a junior youth group and a senior youth group who take part in productions all year round such as The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, Grease, Rapunzel, Rent and many more. After weeks of rehearsal they appear on the Chequer Mead stage in a professionally produced musical. In the summer we run a highly popular and fun summer holiday workshop. This years’ summer musical is Disney’s Beauty & the Beast that runs from August 11th to August 23rd open to all from 5 years. For more information, click here. The teachers are all fully qualified and CRB checked and have a great rapport with the students encouraging them to gain confidence and self-esteem as well as reach their goals in life. Many of the students have gone on to appear in West End musicals or further education at the top vocational colleges. Why not come and join us!

Froggies Classes: £5.50 per week
Youth Group (2 ½ hours): From £10 per week

For further information about Bullfrog Productions or application forms please visit their website here or contact Jill McGrogan on 01342 322411 or 07836 268292.