Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre

Welcome back to Creative learning and an exciting year ahead! We had a fantastic Long Weekend back in July (see tab for details) where we saw over 300 people take to the stage and perform over a packed 4-day programme. We are now looking forward to a busy autumn term and alongside our popular programme we have a new class for ages 20+ in Creative Writing on Tuesday evenings. Places on all our classes are limited, and extremely popular – please check out the classes page and select the specific class you are interested in to see how you can join in. For information and booking on our Beginners Comedy, Young Drama and Young Company classes please go the relevant class page. 

Work Experience will be taking place in July 2023; please see the Opportunities with us tab below for details on how to apply. For ages 16+. 

We look forward to meeting you! 
Kiaran, Mel and the Creative Learning Team 

What We Do

  •    We offer weekly youth theatre classes for ages 4 – 21, and offer associate classes for all ages in acting, singing, and dancing, creative writing and comedy.
  •    We produce Creative Learning Week, our annual takeover of the theatre and run Work Experience Week for students.
  •    Every year we co-produce the annual family Christmas show in the Studio.
  •    We programme the Studio, the theatre’s second performance space.
  •    We support all of our special access performances at the theatre.
  •    We are always building partnerships locally and within the theatre industry.


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Creative Learning Week

Held each summer, the award-winning Creative Learning Week is a 7 day festival of theatre, arts and play which finishes with the annual showcase.

Read about Creative Learning Week  2019 


Meet the team

Kiaran Hall

Creative Learning Manager

Kiaran joined the Churchill Theatre in June 2012 after many years working as an Events Director, Festival Producer, and Film Locations Manager. She began her career working with Avon Touring Theatre Company in Bristol, and eventually moved to Bromley via Australia to take on the role of Artistic Director at the Studio Arts and Media Centre in Beckenham. She continues to be inspired by the artistic collaborations and partnerships that emerge through Creative Learning and is always looking forward to discovering new directions from the remarkable people she works with.

Contact Kiaran for: Studio, Partnerships, General Enquiries

Opportunities With Creative Learning

Work Experience Placements Available

Ages 16 +

Our Award-Winning Work Experience programme will be running from Wed 6 - Sun 10 July 2022 and is open for applications. How to apply: Please send a CV and a covering letter to and mark it Work Experience Application. Students should apply themselves (if a student needs any additional support with applying, please let us know) and we are accepting up to 20 young people on the placement.

What it includes:

You will have practical sessions with all the departments in the theatre including Front of House, Box Office, Technical and Marketing and will find out all about the different career paths that could be open to you; as well as how to get part time work here at the theatre!

You will be involved in key roles working backstage supporting events and performances that are taking place on our main stage, Lounge and Studio spaces; and will be working as part of a team with other Work Experience students.

The placement includes working during one weekend and some evenings, reflecting the nature of the industry.

Applications will be reviewed, and emails sent out to successful candidates Deadline for applications is Friday 25 March 2022

We look forward to hearing from you!


There are currently no open jobs within Creative Learning.

Other Jobs with the Churchill Theatre

Other Opportunities

If you are a producer, director, writer or company and want to get your work programmed in the Churchill Theatre Studio, please contact Creative Learning Manager Kiaran Hall: or call 020 8290 8210.

The Studio

The Studio at the Churchill Theatre is our secondary performance venue; a small and quirky multiuse space with adaptable staging, lighting and sound options.

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Regular events

Close Up Magic 

Past Productions

The Gingerbread Man (2021)
Ode To Joyce (2021)
The Plant (2021)
Jane Austen and the Cheltonians (2020)
Dad's Army Radio Show (2020)
The Adventures of Bo Peep (2020)
Little Star (2020)
Heard it Through the Punchline (2020)
Jack and the Beanstalk (2019)
Strictly Sherlock (2019)
Teechers (2019)
The Adventures of Bo Peep (2019)
Jack the Ripper - The Real Truth (2019)
Mandy Muden (2019)
Macbeth (2019)
Alfie Brown (2019)
Steve Bugeja (2018)
Divas (2018)
The Spooky Magic Show (2018)
TJ Higgs (2018)
A State of Mind  (2018)
Numbered Days (2018)
Offside (2018)

Not All Plane Sailing  (2018)
Elves and The Shoemaker (2017)
The Storymakers Tale (2022)
Romeo and Juliet (2022)
Frankenstein (Rose Bruford College);
Wojtek - The Happy Warrior (A Quarter Too Ensemble)
Little White Bird (CL Production)
The Great Train Robbery (Scratchworks Theatre Company)
Oedipus (The V&A Peter Brook Project)

If you are interested in bringing a production to the Studio at the Churchill Theatre, please contact Kiaran Hall, Creative Learning Manager, at

Our Partners

Arts Award Supporter

We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and our staff are trained as Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award Advisers.

For enquiries regarding schools or Arts Award, please contact Creative Learning at:


Creative Learning is delighted to be working with a number of partners in order to be able to offer the highest possible quality of experiences for all of our participants.

Current partners include: ArtsTrain, The Albany, Bromley Council, Bromley Youth Music Trust, Community Links, Greenwich Dance Agency, The Kiln, Knuckle and Joint, Museum of Croydon, National Theatre Connections, The Quarter Too Ensemble, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the V&A Museum.

If you are interested in building a partnership with Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre, please contact Kiaran Hall, Creative Learning Manager, at

Creative Learning Partnerships