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Theatrix response to Coronavirus, updated 26 May 2020

We wanted to keep you updated and let you know that the following continues to be the case:

  • all Theatrix classes and individual and duo tuition have stopped and we believe it is unlikely they will resume before September when the new academic year starts
  • the Trinity College exams scheduled for Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 March have been rescheduled or Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November, subject to change depending on if we can safely resume teaching in September

This follows the ongoing lockdown measures from the government which mean that the Abbey Theatre will remain closed to the public until at least the end of June.

We continue to keep in touch with all our current and new parents via email to ensure they are updated.

We are very sad that this situation is continuing. We miss teaching our wonderful students who make up our lovely drama community. However, we recognise that these important and necessary measures are for the common good and we hope with all our hearts that we shall all meet again before too long.

Please keep safe and well, look after each other and know that we are thinking of you all at this uncertain and unsettling time.

Rosemarie Partridge, Theatrix Principal and Rachel Barker, Theatrix Administrator

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Students from Theatrix in St Albans star alongside Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by JK Rowling. Read the review in The Guardian.



We’re very proud of Theatrix Alumnus director Simon Godwin whose career continues to go from strength to strength. Anthony and Cleopatra is currently showing at the National Theatre, find your nearest cinema to watch it on 6 December. You can watch the trailer for Timon of Athens which is at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon next year before Simon takes over as the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company in America.

You can read Michael Billington's review of Timon of Athens in The Guardian.








Why is Theatrix alumnus Tom Partridge holding what appear to be a BAFTA and an Oscar? And why is he smiling?
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Theatrix is the St Albans based performance art school. Established in 1980, it provides young people from the age of five and adults with opportunities to learn a wide range of theatre, speech, drama and communication skills.  

Teamwork, enjoyment and the development of strong friendships characterise the Theatrix ethos. We offer weekly classes in drama, acting, speech, playwriting and musical theatre for groups and individuals, after school and on Saturday morning, using the excellent facilities of the Abbey Theatre, St Albans, and led by our  team of dynamic young professional actor/teachers. You can start classes or tuition at any time.

Students have frequent opportunities to perform on the main and studio stages at the Abbey Theatre.

We also specialise in auditions for the National Youth Theatre, Drama School and University degree entry, and many of our students go on to careers in the theatre, film and related professions.

Students take Trinity College exams recognised within the National Qualifications Framework. Consistently our students achieve pass rates in excess of 98% - mostly achieving a merit grade or above.


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