Two of Top Hat Theatre School students are currently performing in London West End productions! 

Oliver Finnegan, aged 10, is appearing in the lead role of Charlie in London West End’s CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Ella Tweed, aged 9, is appearing  as Lavender in London West End’s MATILDA

Top Hat students receive tuition in:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Drama
  • Singing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz
  • Audition Technique
  • Baton Twirling

There is a strict maximum of 15 pupils per class to ensure all children get personal attention during the lesson. 

All our teachers are fully qualified to enter pupils for dance exams, under the I.S.T.D examination board. They take part in festivals, competitions, auditions for theatre, TV and film. Technique for our yearly performance at our local theatre and audition training will be given, to prepare the pupils for professional work. 

Several of our children are represented by London’s top agencies, which has led to work in TV, film, commercials and theatre work. 

We also hold regular workshops where cast members from London West End come and spend the day with the kids, teaching them routines from their show.

Above all… It's about having fun whilst learning, and building your child’s confidence in a friendly and motivated environment.

We look forward to seeing you in class!


The school is open during Northamptonshire’s normal term-times, although there are sometimes exceptions to this. For Top Hat term dates click here

Classes are held at St Alban The Martyr Church Halls, Broadmead Avenue, Northampton. NN3 2RA

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