Welcome to BrightLights Theatre School, the East Midlands most exciting Performing Arts School for 4-18 year olds. Now in our 7th successful year, with 4 schools and almost 300 students, BrightLights continues to grow providing quality, affordable performing arts training for children and young people!
BrightLights is run by a professional actor, with regular guest teachers from London’s West End, TV and Film.
Here you can find out all about us, our students, our performances and the latest news on our future Guest Teachers and events!
For information about place availability for this term please call us on 01509 646 647 or 01530 542 646
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We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our 2 full scale musicals this year are now on sale.
Our Coalville school will be performing ‘The Wiz’, a motown version of The wizard of Oz, at Loughborough Town Hall on Sunday 3 June at 3 pm and 7 pm.
All 3 of our Loughborough schools will be performing ‘Disneys High School Musical’, with 6 performances between Thursday 21 and Sunday 24 June 2018.
Tickets are available through any BrightLights student, or by calling BrightLights on 01530 542646 or 01509 646647, when payment can be made by credit or debit card. Tickets for BrightLights Shows are NOT available from the Town Hall Box Office. All tickets are priced at £12.50
BTS Acting is a new specialist acting only session from Brightlights Theatre School launching this January! The sessions will be held at the Drama Studio, Charnwood College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough starting on 11 January 2018.
Students will be taught by Alexander Turner and Nick Sutcliffe with guest teachers from the industry.
For the first few months the sessions will be focusing on devising and physical theatre, finding the “play” in performance, and the importance of movement and body control in theatre. For the older group we will also cover the importance of creating your own work in the modern arts environment. All of this will culminate in a completely devised performance by the end of the Summer term.
BTS Acting classes are on Thursdays and run from 5.30 – 7pm for 8-12 year olds and 7.30 -9 pm for 13 – 18 year olds. Our term dates mirror local schools although we do not break for half term. The cost is just £10 per week, payable termly in advance, and there are several ways to pay including monthly instalments. Also, there is the opportunity to attend 2 taster sessions before making any commitment. If you would like to attend taster sessions it is £20 for the 2 weeks, if you decide to sign up after that we take it from there, if not there is absolutely no obligation.
BTS Acting will operate with exactly the same ethos of inclusivity as BrightLights, where ALL our students are equally welcome and equally nurtured. No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm!!
For further information or to secure your place please call us on 01509 646647 or 01530 542646
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to announce that our Coalville school will be performing The Wiz at Loughborough Town Hall on Sunday 3 June 2018!
This will be our Coalville schools first full scale performance following on from their very successful Christmas production of production of ‘A Gingerbread Christmas’ at The Century Theatre Coalville.
The Wiz is a fast moving funny motown version of the famous Wizard of Oz story.
Tickets will go on sale in early January, and will be available from our office on 01530 542646 or from any BrightLights Coalville student!
BrightLights new school year is off to a flying start across our 4 schools. We have very limited availability in Loughborough in our 2 Saturday schools, and some availability in our new Friday evening Coalville school.
Please call us on 01509 646647 or 01530 542646 for more information or to book your place. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BrightLightsTheatreSchoolUK to find out all our latest news – including exciting announcements about our upcoming masterclasses with industry experts, and our show titles for 2018!
BrightLights is thrilled to announce that due to continued increasing demand we are opening our fourth school from September 2017. BrightLights Coalville will be at Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane Coalville LE67 4BR. The sessions will be on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 PM, starting on September 8 and for ages 6-18. To register for your place or further details please call us on 01530 542646 or email email@example.com Registration Forms are also available here on our website, please follow the ‘Join Us’ link below.
We are so incredibly excited to be able to announce that we have been given special permission by Disney to perform DISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as our summer production in 2017
This show has not been available to perform in the UK for over 3 years due to the new Disney film that is being released in March 2017
This year we will have 6 performances, each school will perform twice, from June 29 to July 2.
Tickets are available from now, priced at £12.50 direct from us at BrightLights only, by calling 01509 646647 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Students at our BTS Performing Arts session were lucky enough to have a 3 hour screen acting/audition technique masterclass with Kate Bone from three time Emmy Award winning Nina Gold Casting recently. Kate is part of the team at Nina Gold who has been responsible for casting actors in films such as “Bridget Jones Baby”, “Paddington”, “Star Wars – The Force Awakens”, “The Danish Girl”, “Les Miserables” as well as huge Netflix hit “The Crown” (the most expensive TV series ever made in the UK!!) and HBO’s worldwide smash “Game of Thrones”.
Kate talked at length about the different approach and techniques used for screen acting compared to theatre performances. Each student made their own “ident” i.e. personal introduction at the start of any screen audition. They had also learnt a piece of script from various projects that Kate has cast, and were subsequently screen tested with Kate reading the other parts in. After each student had read we then got to watch the clips back on screen, when Kate gave individual feedback and advice. She was VERY impressed at the amount of talent in the room and looks forward to meeting our students again!! This was a BRILLIANT opportunity for our older students – as far as we are aware BTS Performing Arts is the only school for miles who offer this kind of training, aimed specifically at older students who are looking towards a career in the Performing Arts Industry.
For more information on Nina Gold’s projects please see the link here –