Cast of Debbie Fyffe Theatre School

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): ALL DFTS classes are Currently running online

At DFTS we remain committed to doing everything we can to continue supporting our students and staff during these challenging times.

For DFTS, the health and safety of students and staff is our no. 1 priority. While the closure of our studios is a difficult situation for us all, we will continue to do everything we can to help our students with our online classes. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to classes in our studios when we can reopen.

During this time, we are running some additional funky fitness classes, for all ages and abilities, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 17.30 each week. These are a fun stretch and conditioning class with some simple dance routines at the end to help burn off the calories. Please sign up here.


The Debbie Fyffe Theatre School was established in September 1997 and over the years has grown and flourished to become one of the leading theatre schools in the area, providing a comprehensive range of classes.

The school was formerly known as The Patricia Hammond School of Dramatic Art and opened in 1968 by Patricia Hammond and her late husband John Townsend. It was here that Debbie Fyffe began her Drama training and found a passion for the Performing Arts, so was honoured to take over ownership of the school and enhance its growth.

The syllabus for the school is very wide and our aim is to encourage and develop a child’s interest in drama, dance, singing and theatre. The training given is designed to provide an opportunity for natural and creative expression and to nurture a child’s true potential. The school has an exceptionally high record of exam successes in both drama and dance.

Students have the opportunity to participate in school productionscompetitions and courses, as well as auditioning and performing for a variety of professional and amateur shows, commercials, television work, films and plays.

Pupils study for examinations in Drama for acting and speech, up to Grade 8 (previous gold medal) set by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)

Pupils study for examinations in Dance for Ballet, Modern and Tap up to Advanced 1 standard, set by The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Street Jazz, Singing and Melody Bear are a non examination classes.

The Debbie Fyffe Theatre School is home to big family of Dance, Drama and singing students.