What age can I / my child start at Jesters?


Jesters Theatre Academy is split into various ages groups over a range of classes. We take babies as young as a few weeks old and our oldest member is into their 80’s!

Broadway Babies                  0-4 years old

Twinkle Toes Ballet Tots      2-4 years old

Pierrots Ballet                        4-6 years old

Junior Jesters                                     5 – 7 years old

Youth Theatre                       8 – 18 years old

Cheerleading                                     5 years and over

Street Dance                          5 years and over

LAMDA                                   8 years and over

Showchoir                              16 years and over


Can my child / I try before I commit?


Yes! We offer a FREE trial session at every class on offer. Just contact us via our website, phone, email or Facebook to book your trial session.


How much does it cost?


Our classes range in price from £2.50 per session up to £7.50 per hour.

We offer pay-as-you-go classes for our Broadway Babies and Class Pass monthly payment. All other classes are paid termly. We do offer payment plans, monthly payments and discounts for those on benefits.

We pride ourselves on being an affordable school open to everyone and will do our best to create a payment plan suited to your family needs.


Where are your classes?


Our Musical Theatre Classes run in Wickford, Chelmsford and Colchester. Our Dance classes are in Colchester but we may well open them in our other towns in the future.


What do(es)  I / my child have to wear?


For Musical Theatre Classes we ask for comfortable clothes but no skirts or Jeans. Bare feet, trainers or jazz shoes are fine. (our students do like to wear odd socks!)

Dance classes have a specific uniform purchased from us at a reasonable price.


Who will be teaching me / my child?


Jesters Theatre Academy was founded in 2012 and is run by a West End

Musical actress and a highly experienced performing arts teacher.

Together they have made Jesters THE place to discover your talents and sense of adventure.

All teachers and guest workshop leaders are experienced teachers who are professional choreographers, directors or performers.

All classes are taught by fully insured, DBS checked and experienced teachers. Jesters Theatre Academy runs the IDTA syllabus with fully qualified staff.


What happens if we can’t make it one week?


As a policy we offer no refunds once fees have been paid.

If classes are cancelled at the fault of Jesters you will be offered a replacement class to attend.



How many students in a class?


We pride ourselves on keeping classes small unlike some other ‘stage schools’. Classes range between 3 -15 pupils. Occasionally during rehearsal times classes will come together to rehearse.

Showchoir has unlimited space!


How can I contact you?


Sign Up to a FREE taster session HERE: 





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