City Academy Debut Theatre Company

How Does it Work?

This unique course offers an introduction, training and performance opportunity comprising:

  • Weekly evening rehearsals
  • Theatre Performance to an invited audience
  • Use of Voice & Articulation
  • Improvisation
  • Movement
  • Scene Study/Text to Stage
  • Rehearsal Technique & Character Creation
  • Performance Skills & Stage Craft
  • training
    When Wednesdays
  • training
    Where Old Diorama Arts Centre
  • training
    Training Theatre Performance
  • level
    Level No Experience Required

Schedule For 2018

The Debut Theatre Company is a beginners theatre company group who perform at the Courtyard Theatre. You pay on a termly basis, entitling you to participate in all rehearsals and performances. 

November Theatre Performance:

Rehearsals: Wednesday 12 Sept - 14 Nov

Performance: Sunday 18 Nov

Who Can Join?

Everyone is welcome to join the company! The Debut Theatre Company is most suitable for beginners. All we require is a consistent level of commitment to attend all rehearsals.

If you are have any further questions about the Debut Theatre Company, please email

How To Join

Subscriptions for 2018 are as follows:

  • £150.00 deposit on joining and then two further installments of £125.00. 

If you have any questions please email

Artistic Policy:

It is usual that plays are written with leading roles and smaller parts, however, to ensure that each member of the Company has an equal opportunity to perform, experience proves that rehearsing and performing ‘scenes’ rather than complete plays is the most effective policy.

The Theatre Productions therefore consist of scenes and pieces linked to form an engaging show with all actors fully participating. The scenes, chosen to suit the individual actors cast, are usually contemporary and require minimal set and costume.

We aim to use new writing, devising, one act plays and cutting edge scripts that offer all members of the cast a real acting challenge.

Company Director

The City Academy Debut Company is led by experienced actor and director Eleanor Henderson.

Eleanor is an experienced actress, director and workshop leader. She has performed and directed nationwide in venues including the Hammersmith Lyric, Soho Theatre, Pleasance (Edinburgh and London), The Courtyard, Royal Court and Theatre 503.

Recent acting work includes the UK tour of As You Like It in the role of Rosalind, as part of the London RADA festival. Her directing credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Lady Windsor Theatre), Endgame (Winston Theatre), and Merely Players (Tobacco Factory, Bristol).


Other Theatre Companies

City Academy run other Theatre Companies:

If you have any questions about any of the theatre companies please email

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City Academy Debut Theatre Company tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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