Join the Deborah Day Theatre School Trust community. The Trust has been operating in the borough of Newham for the past thirty five years, offering classes in dance, drama & singing. We also run a children's agency, & a college for students to gain their teaching qualifications. We are raising money to secure a permanent home for the school.
Our new school premises will be built in the heart of newham providing a centre of excellence in performing arts for talented children.
The cost of running the school with rents and wages was becoming impossible with parents not being able to afford the class fees and ever increasing rents/wages to pay out therefore, I decided that the only way the school could survive was to try to achieve charitable status. This was achieved in October 2008. The School currently rents community space, this is not cost effective and so for over five years the Board have been trying to acquire our own “Home” for the school. We now have planning permission to renovate a disused squash court site situated on the Newham Leisure Complex. 2 miles from our current location.
The Trust needs to raise 1 million pounds to complete the project and needs to secure the building on a 15 year lease from Newham council on condition that the renovations are carried out, facilities to be offered are: - four dance studios, circus skill training areas, sound studio/recording equipment, study space with computers and IT facilities, boys and girls changing rooms shower facilities, café bar, safe entry and cctv systems and enclosed garden.
We need to raise 1 million pounds to complete the project and needs to secure the building on a 15 year lease from Newham council on condition that the renovations are carried out.
A full time ISTD level three and four teaching course is currently offered in partnership with Adult Education during the daytime, this will be expanded . Genres during evening and weekend classes will be expanded to include Cheerleading, rhythmic gymnastics, Salsa, Zumba, Bollywood, classical Indian dance, Latin American, Ballroom, African dance, Adult classes will be introduced alongside classes specifically targeted to groups with disabilities.
We are working very hard to try and make a difference to the community who are interested and have a passion for the performing arts. Please see the rest of our website for further information.
We invite you to donate to our cause.
We are very grateful for all donations made towards our new school premises.