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 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.
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.
Students have the opportunity to participate in school productions, competitions 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. These standards are set by The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Street Jazz, Singing and Melody Bear are non-examination classes.
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