Classes to Cater for All

Whether you want to introduce your 2 year old to Ballet or Song & Dance, or you think that your teen has the potential to pursue a career in Performing Arts, we have classes to suit your needs.

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A Personal Touch

With 30 years of experience, Donna and Bonnie are as passionate now as they were when they started the school. Every new joiner will meet with Donna and Bonnie before they join, and our team are on hand for advice and guidance throughout your time with us.

Professional Opportunities

Alongside our in-house agency, we will endeavour to provide audition opportunities to our pupils wherever possible.

Recognised Qualifications

With a wide range of accreditted examinations on offer, your child can progress through levels from pre-primary right the way through to teacher qualifications, gaining confidence and UCAS points along the way

Elite Training to fit around a Formal Education

We are able to offer professional, elite training on weekends and evenings so that your child is able to fulfil their school work, and develop themselves in all areas, whilst nurturing their performing talents.

Term Dates

D&B Theatre School Term Dates are as follows:


Spring Term: Monday 11th January 2021- Saturday 20th March 2021

Summer Term: Monday 12th April 2021- Saturday 17th July 2021


2021 – 2022

Autumn Term: Saturday 4th September 2021- Friday 17th December 2021

(There will be a half term break for all classes from Monday 25th October 2021 – Sat 30th October 2021 due to the show)

Spring Term: Monday 10th January 2022- Saturday 2nd April 2022

Summer Term: Tuesday 19th April 2022- Saturday 16th July 2022


What people say about D&B

“D&B reinforced all the qualities we were trying to instil. Self belief, confidence, respect, discipline, teamwork and a very happy childhood”

Michelle Gummer | Mother

“Neve has been attending a variety of classes at D&B since the age of three, that’s over twelve years of excellent training with some of the best teachers in the business. D&B is her second family and she loves all of the friends that she has made over the years – they have common interests and goals and always support and encourage each other. Neve enjoys weekly classes in ballet, tap, modern, acting and private singing, but her Saturday combination class is her favourite. Here she is able to learn with friends, in a fun and exuberant atmosphere whilst honing her skills in all areas of theatre. The years of teaching have not only awarded her the necessary attributes to pursue a career in the arts but it has also given her life skills which are transferable to all walks of life, such as confidence, self-expression and creativity. We look forward to many more years of training, performances and friendships with the team at D&B”

Lisa Allen | Mother

“I send my children to nurture their natural talents in this formidable company. My son is doing well in drama school for older kids, and my little girl who is five has more discipline and better behaviour since joining Preparatory Tap and Ballet. Thank you!”

Samantha Forrester-Henry | Mother

“Our children absolutely love going to D&B, it’s the highlight of their week! The classes are structured and the teachers are very experienced and friendly. All the staff go out of their way to answer our questions and give any advice needed. Donna and Bonnie are so hands on and have a wealth of experience. The agency is brilliant too! They are so supportive and always have the children’s best interests at heart. Within months of joining our son appeared in a number of episodes of a tv drama series, he has also had the opportunity to experience voice over work! This has been fabulous for him and he has enjoyed every second of it!”

Felicity & Brad Weston | Parents

“D&B is and has been part of our family for many years,with one daughter in college & one in theatre school we get to enjoy all D&B has to offer, Amazing guidance from Fabulous teachers, Every child’s talent is recognised in different areas & I really feel my children are getting the best at D&B. From Nylah: I wish I could go to D&B every day because I love being there it’s so much fun it’s my favourite place to see all my friends. We are a gigantic family”

Leanne Walcott | Mother

“My daughter has been at D & B for just over three years, she has flourished under the tuition of such nurturing, fun encouraging and professional teachers, she has learned to dance and taken numerous exams in singing, acting ballet, tap and modern, and loves every single minute, she has gained confidence with the help of her teachers and is motivated to make this her career. The highlight has always been the Saturday School, and the show every two years is outstanding. The guidance given is second to none.”

Tina Burnham | Mother

“Having been a D&B girl myself and witnessing first hand the magic of the theatre school, it was only natural to encourage both of my children to join. Through D&B I made some of my fondest memories and friendships that have stood the test of time. D&B will enhance your skill, bring out the best of your personality but most importantly become your second family!”

Kathleen Widdowson | Mother

“Naoma has been attending D&B drama school for the last 4 years, she still loves attending and has not lost her enthusiasm for acting. Naoma aspires to become a professional actress. She see D&B as an extended family and loves her teacher Alex.”

Maria Morgan | Mother