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JK Theatre Arts in Burgess Hill

  1. Whether your child is a natural born performer just waiting to take to the stage or they have expressed an interest in performing (no matter how tentative) we are confident they will thrive in the warm, nurturing, exciting and vibrant team atmosphere that JK Theatre Arts has become renowned for. As a leading theatre school many parents and guardians come to us as the first choice for their child. If you would like to arrange an informal meeting with us and to discuss your child benefiting from a complimentary session please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Is now the time to give your child the opportunity to enhance their creative learning through dance, singing and acting under the tuition of our accredited and experienced industry teachers? And of course your child will benefit in so many other ways. Their confidence levels will climb; their self-esteem will soar and essential life skills will be shaped.

    We run a range of classes to suit all ages in Burgess Hill & Ardingly.

    Main Theatre School (6yrs - 18yrs)

    2 hour session with 45 minutes in each discipline of dance, singing and acting with a 15 minute break in between class 2 and 3.

    JK Tiny Toes (Pre-school 3yrs - 4yrs)

    This session will focus on your little one's voice, co-ordination and rhythm alongside learning their favourite dances and songs, whilst having lots of fun!

    JK Mini Movers (4yrs - 6yrs)

    An hour of laugh and play for the children who cannot stop entertaining! The class is infused with creativity, enabling the children to learn dance, singing and acting in an enjoyable way.

    Prep Musical Theatre (6yrs - 9yrs)

    In a World of Pure Imagination... Session exploring dance, singing and acting in a creative environment. The session is designed to encourage children to build on their social & communicative skills whilst learning the ways of musical theatre using expressive movement and improvisational techniques.

    All classes are taught by qualified teachers and artists currently working in the TV/Film and theatre industry. All teachers have a full CRB Enhanced Disclosure.

    JK Theatre Disciplines for children

    Dance - Students will learn a variety of dance styles including jazz, pop, latin and musical theatre repertoire. Dance will improve a child's co-ordination and technique.

    Drama - Improvisation and role play will help develop a child's creativity and communicational skills. Characterisation through solo & group work, alongside mime, breathing & voice control are covered throughout the year. We also explore camera work, audition technique and performance etiquette.

    Singing - An introduction to different singing styles focusing on warm up techniques including breathing and vocal exercises. Children will explore their vocal ability by developing and understanding their voice. Appreciation of all forms of song including choral and solo performances will enable the children to learn about different rhythms and harmonies.


    JK offers unique party entertainment that caters for children and we can customize any party to meet your requirements. Allow your imagination to enter the wonderland of JK Parties and let the fun begin?.!

    JK Party packages include

    • 2 hour party with a high energy JK entertainer
    • Rosette for the birthday girl / boy
    • Themed games and prizes
    • Themed choreography - favourite music chosen by the birthday girl / boy
    • Photo opportunity
    • Performance to parents and friends.
    • (Catering not provided)

    Additional services may include fabulous face painters and photography services to make this the party of your life! If you have an idea for your party, please speak to use and we will work with you to create your own party. Entertainment games are theme focused alongside balloon modeling, prizes and energizing drama and dance games.

    All JK entertainers are professional actors and dancers who are fully insured and have CRB licenses for your peace of mind.

    For more information, see our YouTube channel:

    • Easter Holiday Theatre workshops * Early Bird Price- Book & pay in full before 15th February 2016 and receive a 10% discount.* See website for details at

      22 January 2016 - More announcements

    Areas covered

    We are based in Burgess Hill and children join us from surrounding areas including Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Ardingly and Haywards Heath.

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    • Ardingly Street Lane Ardingly RH17 6UB
    • Burgess Hill St Paul's Catholic College Jane Murray Way Burgess Hill RH15 8GA
    • Burgess Hill Scout HQ Station Road Burgess Hill RH15 9EN


    Acting Classes, Activity Clubs, Baby, toddler and pre-school classes, Baby, toddler and pre-school Dance, Baby, toddler and pre-school Movement, Baby, toddler and pre-school Music/singing, Baby, toddler and pre-school signing, Baby, toddler and pre-school Theatre, Ballet dancing classes, Balloon party, Contemporary Dance, Creative dance, Creative Dance, Dancing Party, Disco Party, Drama classes, Drama party, Face painting party, Fairy Tales Party, Hip Hop Dancing classes, Jazz dancing classes, Modern dancing classes, Music/singing Party, Musical Theatre, Party Venue Hire, Pop Dancing classes, Pre-school, Singing lessons, Street Dance classes, Tap dancing classes, Theatre and drama classes, Theatre dancing classes, Theatre singing classes, Themed party, Vocal coaching

    Pricing & Other Information

    For further information please feel free to contact Kim at or 07504059640

    For information about the school please visit

  2. JK Theatre Arts has 22 reviews with an average of 4.8
    • Quality of Service 4.9
    • Value for Money 4.6
    • What the Kids Think 4.9
    • What the Adults Think 4.9


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    • Julia, Mum to Molly (14) and Lilly (10)

      The girls have been going to JK Theatre Arts for approximately 18 months and have already performed in 4 shows. The classes really engage them, and they have grown in confidence. I like the fact they learn a range of disciplines, including dance and drama. Kim is superb with the children, both in her commitment and enthusiasm. They also communicate well with the parents so we are kept up to date with everything that's going on.

      Julia 05 Dec 2012

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    • Ashley, Mum of Joshua (9), West Sussex

      Joshua is quite theatrical in character and so really enjoys his time at JK Theatre Arts as it gives him an opportunity to express himself. The teachers are great fun and provide reassurance and support to all the students. As the school is quite small in comparison to some, the staff know the children individually and this leads to a warm, family atmosphere. Going to JK Theatre Arts is the highlight of Joshua's week!

      Ashley 14 Nov 2012

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    • Claire, Mum of Jada (4 ½), West Sussex

      Jada has been going to JK Theatre Arts since she was 3 and was actually Mini Movers first pupil. I like the fact that Mini Movers covers a wide range of disciplines i.e: singing, dancing and drama and that Jada is encouraged in all three. I believe these classes have improved Jada's confidence and also helped her in social situations. Kim is fantastic with all the children. The singing lessons are excellent and Jada has been taught how to sing scales and breathe properly. As she is getting older she has become more involved in the main school productions, even getting to say a couple of lines! Although Jada also attends a separate dance class, I would like the classes to focus on specific dance styles and processes.

      Claire 14 Nov 2012

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    • Jo, mum of Joshua 7 Pippa 4 and Isobel 4 in Hassocks

      Joshua has been going since he was 4 and the girls started in mini movers. They absolutely love Jk. They all really enjoy the classes and I love the personal touch the staff give. The staff are always happy to report back how the class went and make you as parents feel very much included. I always look forward to the end of term show.

      Joanna 30 Sep 2015

    • Sarah, mum of 7 year old

      My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her JK classes, and the end of term performances are a lovely way of seeing the enjoyment they get from these.

      Sarah 27 Jul 2015


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  3. Latest from JK Theatre Arts

    • Easter Holiday Theatre workshops * Early Bird Price- Book & pay in full before 15th February 2016 and receive a 10% discount.* See website for details at

      22 January 2016

    • Experience Days at JK Theatre Arts- Book now for your child's complimentary session at

      30 September 2015

    • We have been voted as a finalist in the KalliKids Best Theatre School award 2015!

      30 September 2015

    • Summer Workshops in August 2015! Shrek in the Swamp (4-6yrs) & The Demon Headmaster (6-18yrs). Book your child's place today at or 07504 059640

      27 May 2015

    • Easter Holiday theatre workshops for 2015! Chitty Bang Bang for 4-6yrs & Billy Elliot for 6-18yrs. For booking info please contact the school director Kim on 07504 059640 or email

      10 January 2015

    • JK Experience Days - January 2015 An open invitation to all young people who wish to explore drama, dance and singing at an independent theatre school with a glowing reputation for bringing out the very best in young talent. Contact us today!

      26 November 2014

    • October Half Term workshop - SPECIAL EFFECTS & HALLOWEEN HAUNT Friday 31st Oct 2014 from 10am-3pm in Burgess Hill. Whether you want to create a monster, zombie or one of your favourite movie characters for Halloween this is the workshop for you!

      02 October 2014

    • Have your child do it another way this Summer at a JK Theatre workshop! Let children discover the powerful art of storytelling exploring imaginative & innovative ideas that culminates in staged performance. Contact Kim at

      30 July 2014

    • "If you are going to get anywhere in life you need to read a lot of books."-Roald Dahl Come and join us for the 'FLASH FICTION' Summer theatre workshops in August. Open to children aged 4-6yrs & 6-18yrs

      05 June 2014

    • Last chance to book onto our Easter workshops! ' A Twist of Shakespeare ' 8th - 10th April from 10am-3pm for 6-18yrs & 'Jungle Book' 15th - 16th April from 9.30am-12.30noon for 4-6 yrs. Both workshops are in Burgess Hill

      02 April 2014


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  4. JK Theatre Arts Timetable

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    • Mon
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    • Wed
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    • Fri
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    • Sun
    • Ardingly
      JK Mini Movers
      4-6 yrs
      3.45pm - 4.45pm

      Prep Musical Theatre
      6-9 yrs
    • Burgess Hill
      JK Main School
      6-16 yrs
      4.15pm- 6.45pm

      Private lessons
    • Burgess Hill
      JK Tiny Toes
      Preschool 3-4 yrs
      2pm - 2.45pm

      JK Mini Movers
      4-6 yrs
      3.45pm - 4.45pm

      JK Mini Movers
      4-6 yrs
      4.45pm - 5.45pm

      Private lessons
    • Burgess Hill
      Acting Platform
    • Burgess Hill
      LAMDA Sessions
      8yrs upwards
      9am onwards
  5. Kim Wright - Director / Lamda Coach /Dance Teacher

    Kim trained at Tiffany Theatre College and has been working in both TV/film and theatre since graduating. She is also the London Producer for the Tom Todoroff Studio, an international acting school based in USA. Kim’s theatre credits include Emily in Fragile, Lion & Unicorn; Larissa de Winterbottom in The Legion, UK tour and Mia in Immaculate Conception. Film & TV roles include Helen in City Boy for Brighton Productions/BBC, Gina in Jericho’s Walls Are Falling and roles in Little Miss Jocelyn, Brideshead Revisited, Little Miss Pettigrew, Wolfgang & Natascha, Dream Team and MTV. Commercial work includes the lead female in Exit Calm’s music video Hearts and Minds. Kim is extremely proud of the JK team and all the hard work that both students and teachers put in to making the school a success.

    • Qualifications (4)
      • Emergency First Aid at Work Course
      • LAMDA Bronze & Silver Awards - Speaking of Verse and Prose
      • Diploma in Performing Arts & Musical Theatre
      • LAMDA Teacher Training Course
    • Annual memberships (1)
      • Equity Actors Union

    Rachel Mosleh - Singing Teacher

    Rachel is a professional vocalist and has performed internationally from Europe to the Middle East with UK venues including, Earls Court Stadium and The Royal Albert Hall. She trained as a singer from a young age achieving National Diplomas in both Performing Arts and Music and a BA hons Degree in Professional Musicianship awarded by Sussex University. As well as teaching for JK Theatre Arts and The Brit School, Rachel also writes and performs with UK Brit -Hop band; Astro Physics and performs as a session singer for 80’s pop band Heaven 17. Rachel has also worked with and/ or supported; Beverley Knight, Carlos Hercules (Drummer - Leona Lewis/ George Michael), Paul Reid (Guitarist - Alesha Dixon/ Cheryl Cole), Amy Winehouse’s touring band, Herbie Flowers (Bass player – David Bowie), Thomas Jules (3rd Edge, Professor Green, Chrysalis), Mamas Gun, Claire Martin (OBE for services to Jazz Music) and Liane Carroll.

    Richard Long - Drama Teacher

    In teaching children aged from 6 to 18, Richard has found his experience at the top end of theatre has helped him bring a different and challenging approach to his students’ previous experiences. His first priority is to establish secure ground rules for a group in order to create a safe, encouraging, fun and confidence building environment in which students feel secure enough to take a leap. Many of his older students, who take drama at GCSE and A level, voice their appreciation of his practical and performance related approach alongside the curriculum and theory based work they often get at school. Recent teaching experience has proved a long held belief that Drama can, not only be fun but build confidence, not just for performing but for life generally. Richard has featured in several films, TV dramas, sit-coms, adverts and radio plays, but, most of his career has been spent in theatre from Fringe through Regional Repertory, Number 1 tours and big West End shows such as “Sunset Boulevard” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The highlights being over 3 years working each with Alan Ayckbourn, Adrian Noble and Andrew Lloyd Webber respectively, at the National Theatre, RSC World Tour and the London Palladium.

    Stephanie O'Connell - Early Years Teacher

    Stephanie studied at The Brit School for Performing arts for 4 years and then continued her professional training at The Centre of Performing Arts vocational college obtaining a Dance and Musical Theatre Diploma and ISTD teacher qualifications. Since graduating Stephanie has continued within the performing world appearing in numerous TV commercials and feature films, dancing for artists such as Kylie Minogue, N-Dubz, Example, George Sampson and Jynx and gigs such as V Festival. Having returned from choreographing the musical ‘Hairspray’ for a tour around the Caribbean and U.S.A, Stephanie has continued to share her passion for the arts teaching at various schools in the South East and gained more teaching qualifications with the IDTA. Stephanie is very excited to be part of the JK team and hopes to develop the talent and enjoyment the students have for the arts.

    • Qualifications (6)
      • ISTD Advanced Vocational Graded in Modern Theatre Dance
      • ISTD Foundation in Dance Instruction
      • ISTD Tap Dance
      • ISTD Modern Jazz
      • Emergency First Aid
      • ISTD Modern Theatre

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12+
  • 14+

Customer Reviews (22)

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  • What the Adults Think
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Information for Parents

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Weekly , Other , Weekdays , After school , Term time , School holidays , Holiday Camps
  • Grouping: With others (group, class or team)
  • Number of visits: Defined length course Continuous course
  • Disabilities catered for: Physical disabilities Intellectual disabilities

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  • ISTD Modern Jazz
  • LAMDA Bronze & Silver Awards - Speaking of Verse and Prose
  • ISTD Foundation in Dance Instruction
  • ISTD Modern Theatre
  • BA (Hons) Acting
  • Diploma in Performing Arts & Musical Theatre
  • ISTD Tap Dance
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • LAMDA Teacher Training Course
  • ISTD Advanced Vocational Graded in Modern Theatre Dance
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Musicianship
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Course
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