Performance Courses and Workshops, South London.


Over 400 young members, from 3-19 come to our Courses to learn, live and love performing arts.

Our members can learn drama, singing, musical theatre and dance and progress through performance training pathways, gain real qualifications and important skills which can support their journey into adult life. Those serious about being a performer can audition to be apprentices with the professional team in our famous musical theatre shows!

We have inspirational professional teachers, work with arts training bodies and organisations including the Royal National Theatre and Central School of Speech & Drama. All workshops are taught by Arts Industry Professionals and each child can join either for fun, take exams, perform in one of our shows, gain qualifications, and even become a tutors assistant.

We work closely with drama and dance schools for those wishing to enter the profession in adulthood.

Click the course name on the right for more info. 

Term Times September 2018

TERM 1: Monday 17th September- Saturday 1st December

(Half term: 22nd October- 27th October)

TERM 2: Monday 14th January- Saturday 30th March

(Half term: 18th February – 23rd February)

TERM 3: Tuesday 23rd April – Saturday 6th July

(Half term: 27th May- 1st June)


Theatre Peckham’s general uniform consists of: Red Theatre Peckham T-Shirt (this comes free with the annual membership!) Black tracksuit bottoms or leggings/trousers you can move freely in – no jeans please! Trainers, plimsolls or jazz shoes.


At Theatre Peckham we are committed to providing a fun, friendly and safe learning environment for all involved and this relies on the cooperation, positive attitude and proper behaviour from all our members at all times. Any student deemed to be acting or behaving inappropriately will be dealt with according to Theatre Peckham’s Behaviour policy.

  • Coloured Courses

    • Tap

      A fun and challenging course!  Join our rhythm tap and technique classes, perform and show what you know in end of year practical exams  for 3+ year olds. 

      Prepare for Tap 3+ years

      Tap 1  Entry by assessment.

      Tap 2 & 3 Entry by assessment.

      Tap 4 & 5 Entry by assessment.

    • Ballet

      From simple steps and routines to stretching, barre and centre work leading to performance and exams.  Come and amaze yourself!

      Preparation for Ballet ages 3+ (If you’ve never done Ballet before)

      Ballet 1 Beginners 5+.

      Ballet 2  Entry by assessment, advanced.

      Ballet 3 Entry by assessment 9+ & advanced.

      Ballet 4  Entry by assessment, more advanced & intermediate!

    • Street Dance

      A brilliantly popular and exciting class! Children begin with learning basic steps and plenty of opportunities to burn off energy as a fun introduction to this dance style. Moves from Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk & Old Skool will be explored!

      Street dance 1 (5-7 years) 

      Street dance 2 (8-11years)

      Street dance 3 (12+ years)

    • Musical Theatre

      Classes combine movement, singing and acting – a great way to improve co-ordination and performance techniques. A fantastic confidence builder!

      Preparation for Musical Theatre (3+ years) 

      Musical Theatre 1 (5-7 years)

      Musical Theatre 2 (8-11 years)

      Musical Theatre Plus (9+ years)

    • Drama

      Our very lively courses are a great way to build confidence, make new friends and  let your imagination run wild (over 5 years).

      Drama 1 (5-7 years)

      Drama 2 (8 – 11 years) New class on Thursdays- 17:30-18:25

      Drama 3 (12+)

    • Singing

      Fun and energetic singing class for young people to work on their vocal techniques and performance skills. This class explores a range of repertory from timeless classics to current popular music!

      Singing 2 (8-11 years)

      Singing 3 (12+ years)

    • Theatre School

      Theatre School is a big step up the accredited performing arts training ladder at Theatre Peckham and a big commitment from our young people. Theatre School members gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of theatre including acting, dance/movement, singing and musical theatre and get a chance to audition and perform in Theatre Peckham’s productions, working alongside our professional cast members. Entry to our theatre school course is through an audition. Please contact the office if you have recently auditioned with us, or would like to arrange to audition.

      Theatre School 1 (9+ years)

      Theatre School 2 (12+ years)

    • Theatre Dance

      Theatre School Dance – a brilliant blend of dance styles, the Jazz and Lindy Hop technique will help to refine your basic dance steps like jumping, turning and stretching. Taught by a seasoned West End performer and choreographer.  This class aims help get you ready to take on the challenges of the West End musical theatre dance repertory. A brilliant movement class for members of theatre school who do not wish to take ballet, tap or street dance.

    • Youth Theatre +

      Youth Theatre Plus  is a performance driven company for young people aged 14+. Group members will create their own work whilst developing their technical rehearsal and performance skills in an exciting and creative environment. In term 2 and 3, the young people will have the opportunity to work towards advanced Trinity Guildhall exams,Grades 6 – 8, which will be accepted into the UK universities and colleges admissions services (UCAS) tariff and will attract UCAS points for university and Higher Education entry .The weekly workshops are designed to encourage and inspire students through professional theatre practises.


    • Young Dance Co

      The Young Dance Company are a performance group who perform at events around London. For ages 11+. Audition only.