Class Venue and Times
The cost of 11 theatre schools in Hertfordshire works out at an average of £8.30 per hour. Our main school works out at approx £6.90 per hour, making ours one of the best value in the county.
This fee covers the cost of venue hire, insurance, professional tuition, some props and costumes, theatre hire, show licenses and, where applicable, musical and technical directors.
We also offer multiple class and sibling discounts.
As of April 2021, termly fees are managed by our Show and Admin Assistant Mary Portalska. You can email her at .
Term Dates 20-21
10th September 2020 – 4th December 2020 (half term 29th/30th October)
Dates for diary – Christmas Show 28th-29th November at Civic Centre (TBC)
7th January 2021 – 26th March 2021 (half term 18th/19th February)
Dates for diary – Spring show 12th-13th March 2021 at Sandpit (TBC)
15th April 2021 – 9th July 2021 (half term 3rd/4th June)
Dates for diary – Assessment/exam weeks (July dates tbc)
Which Welwyn class is for me? (7-18 year olds)
What's the difference between Thursday's group and Friday's group?
Mimic Stage School has two offerings: our 180 class on a Friday and our 90 class on a Thursday:
Our Friday evening is three hours in length and is for students who want intense training in preparation for a career in the Performing Arts industry. Many students also come to us to build confidence and improve social skills. Our Thursday evening is half the length of the Friday evening and is specifically designed to save time and keep costs low, but still provide the full Performing Arts experience, without the pressure of committing to a full three-hour evening. This works well for students who are new to performance training, or for those who have a busy schedule but still want to train.
Our Friday class runs three 45 minute classes in Singing, Acting and Dancing. Our Thursday class runs three 30 minute classes in Singing, Acting and Dancing.
Both Thursday and Friday evenings work towards end of term projects including showcases, and productions in large theatres.
Term One - along with our Minis class and youth theatre, both the Thursday and Friday students perform their own pieces in our Christmas showcase,
Term Two - Thursday students take on ensemble roles in our big theatre production and Friday students take on main roles.
Term Three - Thursday students put on their own show in their own venue and Friday students take part in end of term assessments and LAMDA exams.
What's the difference between Mimic Youth Theatre and Mimic Stage School?
Our Youth Theatre is Acting-based with some singing and occasional light movement to accompany songs in shows; our Stage School is Performing-Arts based with classes in Singing, Acting and Dancing.
Our Youth Theatre focuses on building confidence through drama, acting and building skills and knowledge in theatre through techniques, modules and regular productions. The seniors focus on learning skills for a career in the theatre industry in all areas (such as acting, writing, directing, backstage roles etc). Our Stage School focuses on training in Performing Arts in all three disciplines and is geared towards Musical Theatre.
Our Youth Theatre has regular guests from industry professionals who hold talks and workshops; our stage school get the opportunity to take in-house assessments and LAMDA exams
Our Youth Theatre perform to an audience every term; our stage school get to perform in a large professional theatre.
Both the youth theatre and stage school keep classes small so individuals receive more attention
Both focus on promoting positive mental health in young performers in support of #time4change
Both believe in learning by doing so put on regular productions and showcases.
Both are taught by industry-trained professionals