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All Shelley Norton classes take place under one roof, at The Talent Shack.  From Saturday Musical Theatre to Acting Technique, whether your focus is on having fun or preparing for auditions, it all takes place at The Talent Shack.  Our studio theatre is the perfect place for showcases for family and friends to see how students are progressing.

There’s parking right outside and a tuck shop for the students whenever classes run. The Talent Shack is also home to Shelley Norton Management, our full time Talent Agency.

An introduction to Musical Theatre. Ages:



Mini Musical Theatre is made up of two classes: Musical Theatre (singing and acting) and Dance (tap and ballet).  We teach skills, technique and discipline whilst having fun, playing games and making friends.  The syllabus is devised according to age and ability of the group.  We like to put on regular showcases at The Talent Shack just for the Minis and they also take part in our annual summer concert and have in the past performed a Mini version of our main musical twice a year at The Paget Rooms in Penarth (see Shelley Norton Productions).


3-4’s / 5-6’s

Day: Saturdays

Time: 9.30-11am

Cost: £12 a week payable by the term

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £156

Children are split into groups according to age and are taught drama, singing, tap and ballet with time for a picnic style break in the middle.

Autumn 2017 September 9th – December 16th / Mini Showcase and Christmas concert December 17th

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

The heart of our Stage School. Ages:



Students learn Musical Theatre Technique and Dance Technique in 2 separate classes. Dance is strict, ambitious and focused on grades and personal development. Musical Theatre is packed full of fun and learning. Solo and group singing, theory, research, history and practical performance skills as well as MT choreography. A well balanced course offering professional standard teaching as well as lots of opportunities to make new friends and have fun.  All students can work towards achieving grades in all disciplines taught. Please talk to the teachers or Shelley for more information.

As well as taking grades Musical Theatre School perform in showcases at The Talent Shack, an annual summer concert The Paget Rooms, Penarth and are encouraged to audition for our main Productions (see Shelley Norton Productions)


7-11’s / 12-16’s

Day: Saturdays

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: £20 per 3 hours / payable by the term

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £260

Autumn 2017 dates September 9th – December 16th

*No classes November 4th or 25th

Christmas concert December 17th

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

When you join Musical Theatre School you will receive a Membership Pack which includes a membership card, folder for your lyrics and music, stickers and lots of useful information.

Drama Classes for little ones. Ages:



MINI DRAMA is led by Ashley Cummings, a trained actor and qualified Primary School teacher.  The class focuses on self confidence and expression, creating characters and stories using basic acting techniques that can pave the way to auditions and further training as they progress through the School.



Day: Wednesdays

Time: 4.30-5.15pm

Cost: £5 a class/payable by the term

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £65

Autumn 2017 dates September 13th – December 16th (no class in half term)

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Drama. Ages:



Brand new weekly drama class for children aged 7-9. Follows on from Mini Drama after school on Wednesdays. Can lead onto Thursday Acting (teens) and LAMDA acting exams as well as representation in Shelley Norton Management for those who are ready. Or its just a fun class of drama games, impro, character and story making. Led by Ashley Cummings, trained actor and qualified primary school teacher.



Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5.15-6.15pm

Cost:  £7 a class/payable by the term

Autumn 2017 dates September 13th – December 16th (no class in half term)

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £91

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Tune Up. Aged:



Twice a year we stage full scale musicals at The Paget Rooms, a beautiful grade II listed Victorian theatre in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

Following past productions The Little Mermaid Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Seussical Jr our next show is The Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals start September 2017, show end of November.  If you’d like to be part of our shows email hello@shelleynorton.co.uk for an audition pack.  Everyone’s welcome but we recommend you start your training with us by joining Musical Theatre School so you’re working on your technique to then put it into practice with the show.

Email hello@shelleynorton.co.uk for an audition pack

Age: 7-16

Next rehearsal period: September-November 2017

Shows:  7pm November 24th and 2pm & 7pm on November 25th

Rehearsals: Saturday 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £5.20 an hour / payable by the show

£275 fees include t-shirt and audition

Tickets to see the show: www.ticketsource.co.uk/thetalentshack or 07969 780035

More info here

Techies and Sparks. Aged:



This course runs alongside every Musical Production we do. If you are interested in stage management, costume making, set design, lighting or sound then this is the place for you! You will be mentored by a professional in each field and given practical experience on a real show.

Email hello@shelleynorton.co.uk for full details

Like a Youth Club But Better! Aged:



Devising and theatre making with a focus on creativity, team work and drama. For young people who prefer not to sing and dance but love acting and drama.

Age: 7-14’s

Day: Sunday

Time: 10-11.30am

Cost: £10 for 90 minutes, payable by the term

Autumn 2017 dates September 10th – December 10th (no class in half term)

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £130

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Musical Theatre. Aged:



An advanced group for ages 14 – 25 to work on more mature Musicals, aimed at the older student as a progression from the Jnr productions we rehearse on Saturday afternoons.

Brush up your technique. Expand your knowledge / repertoire. Increase your performance experience with Studio performances of popular Musicals.  

Age: 14-25

Day: Sunday

Time: 11.45-1.45pm

£10 a week / payable by the term

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £130

The cost of this class is lower to encourage students and young adults to attend.  If you feel you can’t afford to pay by the term please speak to us as we are happy to come up with a payment plan to suit.

Autumn 2017 dates September 10th – December 13th

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Gymnastics meets Circus! Aged:



Taught by fully qualified acrobatic teachers.  Option to do Grades.

Age 7-16’s

Day: Monday

Time: 6-7.30pm

Cost: £10 for an hour and half

Autumn 2017 dates September 11th – December 11th (no class in half term)

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Natural and Brilliant. Aged:



Interested in working professionally on screen and stage? This class looks at character and believability.  Students work towards their LAMDA acting grades using monologues and scenes but theres always time for improvisation and drama games.   The overall goal is to build confidence, vocal technique, performance experience and acting skills.


Age 9-15’s

Day: Thursday

Time: 4.30-6pm

Autumn 2017 dates September 14th – December 14th (no class in half term)

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Cost: £10 for an hour and half / payable by the term

Autumn is a 13 week term total payable = £130

The Serious Stuff! Aged:



A 2 hour masterclass with Shelley Norton for young actors and their parents/guardians who are joining our Agency or interested in becoming an actor.   Shelley guides everyone through getting started in the Industry, do’s and don’ts, etiquette on set, different types of auditions and what to expect. The nitty gritty of Spotlight membership, headshots, how you get paid.

Age: under 16’s plus parent/guardian
Day: Various Mondays throughout the year, email hello@shelleynorton.co.uk to confirm next session

Time: 5-7pm

Cost: £20

Just Don't Look Down The Lens. Aged:



Following on from the Agency Induction you will be invited on to this 3 week course covering audition preparation, camera technique, self tapes, mock auditions, script work.

Day: Various Mondays throughout the year, email hello@shelleynorton.co.uk for dates of next course

Time: 5-7pm

Cost: £20 per session

Holiday Time! Aged:



Holiday Workshops run Monday to Friday in the Summer holidays and some half terms.  Each week is self contained. Its either a themed bootcamp working on skills, a show in a week or making a film in a week.  Theres always a show back on the Friday afternoon for family and friends at The Talent Shack.

The mood during the holidays is different to term time.  This is the time to relax and have fun.  We are super creative and busy and manage to put a show on in a week with the same focus, skill and determination as any term time class but there’s a bit more time for making props, delving into the costume stock, writing scripts, devising, as well as learning songs and routines.

Day Monday to Friday

Time 9-4.30

Cost:  £120 for the week, Monday – Friday. Sibling discounts apply, 20% off per sibling

Younger children can take part in our drama and craft mornings.  Please see our Summer School page more information.

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