Welcome to BrightLights Theatre School, the East Midlands most exciting Performing Arts School for 4-18 year olds. Now in our 9th successful year, and with 7 schools and well over 400 students, BrightLights continues to grow by 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.
Students in our main schools perform at least twice a year, including a fully staged, fully costumed musical at Loughborough Town Hall each summer.
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 next term please call us on 01509 646 647 or on 01530 542 646
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of Loughborough
Town Hall, it is with the greatest regret that we must announce the
postponement of both our summer productions, ‘The Addams Family’ on 6 June and ‘Oliver!’
from 25-28 June. As soon as Loughborough
Town Hall and our licencing agents reopen we will do everything we can to re-schedule
both shows. We advise all ticket holders to retain their tickets for the time
being, a further announcement will be made in due course.
In view of the Prime Ministers statement yesterday, and the closure of
Gorse Covert Community Centre today, with a very heavy heart BrightLights will
be suspending all sessions for the next 3 weeks with immediate effect. This
will take us to our Easter break, when we hope the situation may be clearer.
Loughborough Town Hall have informed us this morning that they have also
closed with immediate effect and that they will be reviewing this at the
beginning of April. This means that BrightLights Acting performances of Animal
Farm will be rescheduled. We WILL perform Animal Farm once this crisis has
passed. We ask that for now you hold on to your tickets until further
information is available.
The health and safety of all BrightLights students, staff and families
is our absolute number one priority, and we will continue to keep everyone
informed as more information becomes available.
Our office will remain open Tuesday to Friday 10-4 should you have any
concerns. Please keep safe during this turbulent time.
Our new term starts week commencing 6 January and we are now taking reservations to join us.
January is the perfect time to join, enabling you to be in our amazing summer productions. In 2020 we will be perfroming the hiliarious comedy The Addams Family and the all time classic Oliver! Our summer productions are full scale musicals, perfromed at Loughborough Town Hall each June. BrightLights provides all costumes and props, we have full professional sets, lighting and sound. There is no charge whatsoever for BrightLights students to appear in our productions.
In addition, during the first half of the term we will be having a special guest from the world of showbusiness coming to teach our students an amazing song and dance routine direct from a top West End show!
BrightLights Acting will also, for the first time, perform at Loughborough Town Hall in 2020 with their production of George Orwells Animal Farm.
For details about how to join us, or to buy tickets for our 2020 productions, please call our office on 01509 646647, Tuesday to Friday 10-4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets can not be purchased from Loughborough Town Hall.
Following our amazingly successful runs this year at Loughborough
Town Hall our books are now open for students who would like to join us for the
new school year in September.
For details about how to join the East Midlands largest
independent theatre school, please email email@example.com
or call us on 01509 646647 or 01530 542646. Our office is open Tuesday to Friday
10-4. We will be closed from Monday 15 July, for our summer break, re-opening
on Tuesday 23 July.
BrightLights Theatre School returns to Loughborough Town Hall again this week, with our 6 performances of Chicago! Our 3 Loughborough weekend schools have been working hard rehearsing this amazing show and we hit the stage from Thursday onwards!
We have 4 evening performaces at 7 pm, Thursday to Sunday plus 2 matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm. Some tickets, priced at £12.50, are still available and can be booked by calling BrightLights Theatre School direct on 01509 646647.
Don’t miss this stunning award winning Broadway show. 3 casts, 180 students, and more razzle dazzle than you could imagine!!
BrightLights is thrilled to announce our 2019 Town Hall shows.
First up in 2019 will be our Coalville Friday school and our Loughborough Wednesday school, who will be joining together to perform Calamity Jane at Loughborough Town Hall on Sunday 19 May with performances at 3 pm and 7 pm.
Following on our 3 Loughborough weekend schools will all perform Chicago from Thursday 27 to sunday 30 June. Each school will perform twice, meaning we will have 3 completely seperate casts!
Tickets are now on sale, priced at £12.50 each direct from us, or through any BrightLights student. Please call 01509 646647 or 01530 542646 to book!
BrightLights Theatre School are really excited to be able to announce that for the first time ever we will be having a fully signed BSL performance!
This will be our performance of High School Musical at Loughborough Town Hall on Thursday 21 June 2018 at 7 pm. Tickets, priced at £12.50, are only available from BrightLights students, or from our office. You can contact us to book tickets by calling 01509 646647, email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 07858 714314 or write enclosing a cheque. (plus £1 per order P&P) to BrightLights Theatre School, The Hive, Warren Hills Road Coalville LE67 4UU
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
Brightlights Acting is a new specialist acting only session from Brightlights Theatre School launching this January in 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
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!