BrightLights Theatre School – Loughborough


Welcome to BrightLights Theatre School, the East Midlands most exciting Performing Arts School for 4-18 year olds.

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!

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Christmas Show rehearsals starting soon and availability of places.

As we head towards half term (remember BrightLights doesn’t close for half term), we will shortly be starting rehearsals for our Christmas Shows. We currently have very limited places available in our Saturday sessions, with better availability on Sunday mornings. Please call or email us for up to date information and details of how to book your taster sessions. After half term we will not be taking new starters till January!

This year we will be performing our Christmas Shows at The Cope Auditorium at Loughbough College, over the weekend of 17/18 December. Full details to be announced shortly.

West End Star to visit BTS Performing Arts this week!

REALLY excited to welcome the fabulous Olivia Fines to our BTS Performing Arts session this week!

Olivia trained at Laine Theatre Arts and on graduating went on to play the role of Iris in the European Tour of “Fame”, after which she travelled the world performing aboard the 6 Star Luxury Crystal Cruise Lines. On returning to the UK Olivia joined the National Tour of “Grease” understudying and playing the roles of Marty and Rizzo, then taking over the role of Patty Simcox. Olivia joined the West End cast of “Singin’ In The Rain” at The Palace Theatre, London, then understudied and played the leading role of Lina Lamont on the subsequent UK Tour, also playing Lina in a production in Tokyo. 2015 saw Olivia join Jason Manford in the UK Tour of “The Producers” understudying and playing the lead role of Ulla, followed by a stint back in London joining Catherine Tate in new musical “Miss Atomic Bomb” playing the role of Sharon.

We are THRILLED to welcome Olivia to BTS Performing Arts – her “Singin’ In The Rain” workshop with our Main School last year was BRILLIANT!! Can’t wait!!

Our office has reopened ready for the new term!

Our office is open again after our summer break. Our office hours during August are Monday to Friday 10 – 4, and then from September 1 we revert to our usual office hours of Tuesday to Sunday 10 – 5 and we will be closed every Monday.

We have a mountain of mail to work through, both post and emails and we will answer everyone just as soon as we can!

If you are thinking of joining us this September, both of our Saturday sessions are now full. We do still have some places available in our Sunday sessions and also a few places available in our BTS Performing Arts session for older students on Wednesday evenings.


Please contact us for latest availability.

Summer Holiday Office Closure

Our office is now closed for our summer break and will reopen on Monday 1 August. If you would like to join BrightLights for our new term in September, please follow the ‘Join Us Here’ link below to access our Registration Form. For our main school we now only have availability in our Sunday morning session which runs each Sunday from September 4 from 10 -1. Both of our Saturday sessions are already full for September and both have long waiting lists for places. Our Bright Young Things sessions only have places available in the 12-15-1-45 session. Please return the completed Registration Form, along with payment for the 2 taster sessions, £17  for Bright Young Things and £34 for the main school, to us and we will confirm your place as soon as our office reopens. To join BTS Performing Arts or for more information please email us at and again we will be in touch when our office reopens.

If you require any further information about our school or any of our sessions please email us at and we will reply as soon as we reopen our office.


Wizard of Oz Tickets are selling fast!!

Don’t delay if you haven’t ordered your tickets yet! Some performances are not far from sold out now, and there is very limited availability for the 3 pm Saturday 18 June performance.

Last year we sold out 4 performances of Grease, this year tickets are selling even faster.

For latest availability and to purchase tickets please email or call us on 01509 646647

Tickets are only available through us or can be ordered via any BrightLights student, tickets are NOT available from the Town Hall Box Office.


Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment!!

Final new students for this year have started.


As we begin rehearsals for our summer production, The Wizard of Oz at Loughborough Town Hall on 18/19 June, we have now stopped taking any new starters for this year.

The next opportunity to join the East Midlands most exciting theatre school will now be at the start of the autumn term in September. To do so you will need to join our waiting list for places. Please contact us for details on how to secure your place on the waiting list.


BTS Performing Arts presents ’13’ an incredibly funny moving musical!

BrightLights Theatre School, which has been open in Loughborough since 2011, has branched out to offer tuition in the Performing Arts aimed at older students who might be interested in entering the profession.

BTS Performing Arts first public performance will be the hilarious coming of age musical comedy “13”, which is all about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. With an unforgettable rock score from TONY Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges Of Madison County) “13” is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

“Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce,” Nick continues. “Young Evan grapples with his parents’ separation, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?! Why not come and find out?”

No character in “13” is older than the show’s title. The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.

“13” is at The Robert Martin Theatre at Loughborough University on March 22nd and 23rd, tickets are available by emailing or by phone on 01509 646 647.

Summer 2016 Loughborough Town Hall production revealed!

BrightLights Theatre School is thrilled to announce that our 2016 production will be ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

We will have 4 performances at Loughborough Town Hall over the weekend of 18 and 19 June 2016

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday March  5, our Town Hall performances sold out last year, so book early to avoid disappointment!