Loading...
Theatre School in Bishop’s Stortford2021-06-28T08:24:09+00:00

Welcome to Our Theatre School in Bishop’s Stortford

Our theatre school in Bishop’s Stortford currently operates classes for children aged 3 to 18. 

Book a free trial session today and start your journey with the most exciting and innovative performing arts organisation in the UK.

For more information about term dates, fees and membership terms click here.

CHICKS (Age 3 – 6)

Wednesday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5.30pm 
£32 per month

PRIMARY (Age 6 – 11)

Wednesday afternoons from 5.30pm to 7.30pm 
£56 per month

INTERMEDIATE (Age 11 – 14)

Wednesday afternoons from 5.30pm to 7.30pm 
£56 per month

SENIOR (Age 14 – 18)

Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm 
£56 per month

How to find us

Our theatre school in Bishop’s Stortford is based at All Saints Primary School (Chicks & Primary) and Birchwood High School (Inter & Senior)

All Saints Primary School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5BE

All classes are held in the Main School Hall. entrance to classes is through the main entrance of the school. Free parking is available on site after 5pm, there is no access to the car park before 5pm but on road parking is available.

Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5BD

All classes are held in the Main Hall, entrance to classes is through the main entrance of the school. Free parking is available on site.

What to bring to class?

Due to current COVID-19 precautions please arrive no earlier that 5 minutes before the start of your class.

When attending class please wear dark trousers (either tracksuit bottoms or leggings) and your Phoenix Theatre School t-shirt. A bottle of water should also be brought to class.

Meet the Team

Phil established his first theatre school in 2001 and created Phoenix Theatre School in 2008. He has worked professionally in theatre for 25 years and in that time has been Artistic Director of both Harlow Playhouse & Rhodes Arts Complex. He has produced large scale theatre projects and produced and directed numerous shows nationally including Shakespeare, Comedy and Musicals. He has produced over 20 pantomimes.
PHIL DALE | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Former Phoenix student Theo appeared in several productions for Phoenix Theatre Group before gaining a place at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and now works as a professional actor on stage and screen. Since graduating he has starred in The Spanish Princess for Starz/Amazon, played Albus Potter in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and toured a one-man show The Shy Manifesto.
THEO ANCIENT | LEAD TUTOR | INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR
Nick trained at Bristol Old Vic drama school, graduating in 2009 with a BA in professional acting. He has worked extensively in Primary education as well as touring nationally as a performer. His performance credits include work at the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s globe. He is currently a cast member of the national touring family show Shakespearience which introduces Shakespeare’s most popular plays to young children.
NICK DELVALLE | LEAD TUTOR | CHICKS & PRIMARY
Georgia trained with Phoenix from the age of 11 and has played principal girl in various Pantomimes including Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk. She is currently a regular fairy-tale character performer as well as Street Dance tutor. Georgia is a member of the Phoenix Theatre Group produced national touring show Pop Divas Live! which currently visits over 50 UK theatre venues every year.
GEORGIA TYLER-COLLINS | ASSISTANT TUTOR | CHICKS & PRIMARY

Bishop’s Stortford Phoenix Theatre School News

“Phoenix provided me with all the opportunities I needed. I wouldn’t have my career today without the highly professional standard of the classes.”

Former Phoenix student Theo went on to gain a place at the world-renowned RADA. He recently starred as Callum in the UK Tour of The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross. Other credits include Kay Harker in Box Of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall & Albus Potter in the smash hit West End show Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.

THEO ANCIENT

“Without Phoenix there is no way I would have gone on to have a professional career in theatre. I still feel the lessons I learnt at Phoenix with me every day.”

Former Phoenix student Paul trained as a director at both LAMDA and the National Theatre. He is currently the Artistic Director and CEO of the multi-award-winning Middle Child, whose work has appeared at Hull Truck, the Bush Theatre, the Birmingham Rep, Paines Plough’s Roundabout and many others.

PAUL SMITH

“Phoenix acted as a family for me growing up. The friends and creatives I met there have no doubt shaped my career for the better.”

Former Phoenix student Jack went on to train at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His West End theatre credits include, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (World Premier) and he is currently appearing as Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins.

JACK NORTH

“Phoenix has been extremely helpful in building my confidence and my technique. Having fun whilst you learn is what Phoenix is all about!”

Active student Delilah Bennet-Cardy is currently playing Summer in School of Rock in London’s West End. She has appeared in Macbeth for the RSC, A Little Princess at the Royal Festival Hall and The Nutcracker for Birmingham Royal Ballet. She has also appeared in both Snow White and Cinderella for Phoenix.

DELILAH BENNET-CARDY

“Working with Phoenix was a great grounding for my future career and I’m indebted to the organisation for giving me my first professional directing job.”

Michael first worked with Phoenix founder Phil Dale when a student at Harlow College. After training professionally, he has directed work for the RSC (Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus), was associate director on the west end production of Made in Dagenham and most recently directed the national tour of Amelie.

MICHAEL FENTIMAN

“Phoenix gave me the experience and confidence to pursue my dream of working professionally within the theatre world.”

Former Phoenix student Dave went on to train in drama at both LAMDA and the Rose Buford College. He is a founder member of Mischief Theatre Company, creators of the Olivier Award Winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy about a Bank Robbery and Groan Ups.

DAVE HEARN

“Phoenix has helped my confidence and taught me so much that I’m now in an agency and have appeared in tv shows, adverts and now a London show!”

Current Phoenix student Harrison has just finished playing Peter in the critically acclaimed play The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre in London. He has also appeared in the TV show Someone You Thought You Knew as well as well as Bugsy Malone, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast for Phoenix.

HARRISON HOUGHTON

“I realise now how much I owe to Phoenix and all the tutors – it was the happy place where I realised my love for theatre.”

Former Phoenix student Grace appeared in our productions of West Side Story and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Whilst still a student she gained a place at the prestigious National Youth Theatre before going on to study drama at the University of Manchester where she is currently President of the Drama Society.

GRACE JOHNSON

“Phoenix continues to give me opportunities to work professionally, teach at the school and be creative in the work I do!”

Georgia was in primary school when she started at Phoenix and appeared in numerous pantos, going on to take leading roles, including playing Cinderella in 2016. She is currently touring the UK as one of the lead performers in the phoenix production of Pop Divas Live! as well as working as a tutor.

GEORGIA TYLER-COLLINS

ALREADY A PHOENIX STUDENT? JOIN OUR RECOMMEND A FRIEND PROGRAMME TO SAVE ONE MONTHS FEES! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Go to Top