Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre

Update: 21 December 2021

Happy New Year!

Our popular class programme is back and we have vacancies for new participants of all ages.  Please see the specific class you are interested in to get in touch to see how you can join in. We are now looking forward to performances in the summer on our Main Stage which is a highlight of our year! For new term information for our Drama and Young Company classes please go the class page. 

There won’t be a Summer Musical Production taking place in 2022 but we will keep you posted to our plans for 2023. 

Work Experience will be taking place in July 2022; please see the Work Experience page for details on how to apply. For ages 16+ only. 

Welcome to everyone!

Kiaran 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.
  • We produce Creative Learning Week, our annual takeover of the theatre and run Work Experience Week for students.
  • Every year we produce the Summer Youth Production and 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 2022 *NEW*

Our Work Experience programme will be running from Wed 6 - Sun 10 July 2022 and it is a competitive programme.

To be considered you will need to send in a CV and a covering letter to

Students must apply themselves (if a student needs any additional support with applying, please let us know) by sending in a CV and covering letter which clearly states their school, year group and normal place of residence. 

The covering letter is important as we want to know more about you. Please tell us why you want to do your work experience at the Churchill Theatre and outline the areas of work you are most interested in. Please note that it is largely a ‘back of house’ placement where you find out about all the departments and work that make the theatre run, rather than an ‘acting’ placement. If you are interested in joining our Young Company for ages 16+ (which is an acting /devising class) then please advise us and we can put your name down for a trial session. 

The dates are fixed; we are unable to offer any placements on different dates of the year.
Applications will be reviewed and emails sent out to successful candidates 

Deadline for applications is Fri 11 February 2022.

Thanks for your interest in the Churchill Theatre.


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)
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