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Big Little Theatre School

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Big Little Theatre School

Enabling personal excellence through performance

Regarded as one of the south's leading performing arts schools, Big Little Theatre School is a not for profit organisation offering performing arts for children from Reception to age 19. 

Our Theatre Machine classes run in Boscombe, Christchurch, Ringwood, Bournemouth and Poole for children from Reception to Year 10. Children are invited to join us for a FREE TRIAL before joining the class. Theatre Machine classes off a mix of musical theatre, dance and singing. Our Youth Theatre companies are entry by audition only. Our Youth Theatre students rehearse on a Saturday during term time:

  • foundation youth is for children in years 1-4
  • footlight youth theatre for children in years 4-6
  • limelight youth theatre for students in years 7-9
  • starlight youth theatre for students in year 10 and above

For students who are looking to train for the profession, our Professional Development Programme is for students in years 12 and above. 

We also offer a range of LAMDA acting, performance dance and vocal coaching lessons. 

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Venue/Contact Details
Unit 11, Somerford Industrial Estate
5 Wilverley Road
East Way
BH23 3RU
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
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Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 5 years to 15 years
Booking Information:
Booking is required.