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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 and Dance.  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. The Minis perform regular shows so they experience the build up to a show and learning their parts then performing under lights, in costume and putting all those skills from class to the test!


3-4’s / 5-6’s

Day: Saturdays

Time: 9.30-11am

Cost: £12 a week payable by the term

New term starts January 12th

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


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 at The Paget Rooms, Penarth and are encouraged to audition for our main Productions (see Shelley Norton Productions)



Day: Saturdays

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: £21 per 3 hours / payable by the term

Autumn is an 8 week term total payable = £168 

Christmas is a 5 week term total payable = £105 (no class on 17th November due to Bugsy)

Autumn 2018 September 8 – October 27

Christmas 2018 November 3 – December 8

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.

Musical Theatre Seniors. Ages:




Starting September 9th at The Talent Shack

The existing Saturday seniors are moving to Sunday! Any new students joining from September 2018 need to be 14 and over.  All current Seniors will be in this group.

The move allows the eldest members of our Musical Theatre School to work in a more concentrated way.  We have designed the training to be modular, similar to drama school, rather than the 3 x 1 hour sessions familiar to stage schools.  The first term will focus on dance and the end of term show will be a dance show.  From this we will build in singing and acting modules to suit the group as it grows and develops.  The classes are led by Elissa and overseen by Shelley.

Cost: £21 per 3 hours / payable by the term

Autumn is an 8 week term total payable = £168

Christmas is a 5 week term total payable = £147

Autumn 2018 September 8 – October 27

Christmas 2018 November 4 – December 16


Drama. Ages:



This weekly drama class is for children aged 5-9.  A perfect introduction to acting and performance which 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: 5-6pm

Cost:  £8 a class/payable by the term

Autumn is a 7 week term total payable = £56

Christmas is a 5 week term total payable = £40

Autumn 2018 September 12th – October 24th

Christmas 2018 November 7th – December 5th

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, The Wizard of Oz and most recently The Addams Family.  Our next production will be Bugsy Malone.  Rehearsals start September 1st 2018.  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

Show week: November 14th – 17th

Rehearsals: Saturday 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £5.60 an hour / payable by the show

£290 fees include t-shirt

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:



Join this brand new group to make films from scratch.  A mix of technical and creative.   From devising scenes to writing scripts, filming scenes and editing. For young people who want to tell stories and make their own films.

Age: 9-14’s

Day: Sunday

Time: 10-11.30am

Cost: £11 for 90 minutes, payable by the term

Autumn is a 7 week term total due £77

Christmas is a 5 week term total due £55

Autumn 2018 September 9th – October 28th

Christmas 2018 November 4th – December 9th





To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

Gymnastics meets Circus! Aged:



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

Age Beginners / Intermediate

Day: Monday

Time: 5-6pm /6-7pm

Cost: £7 for an hour / payable by the term

Autumn is a 6 week term total payable £42

Autumn 2018 September 17th – October 25th

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 in the Teen group 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: Monday/ Tuesday/ Thursday

Time: 7-8.30 / 5-6.30 / 5-6.30

Cost: £11 for an hour and half / payable by the term

Autumn is a 7 week term total payable = £77

Christmas is a 5 week term total payable = £55

Autumn 2018 September 13th – October 25th

Christmas 2018 November 8th – December 6th

To book please go to the BOOK NOW page

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: April 25th

Time: 6-8pm

Cost Stage school members: £50 (includes self on screen 3 week course)

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: May 2, 9, 16

Time: 6pm / various

Cost: included in Induction fee for Stage School members

Holiday Time! Aged:



Holiday Workshops run Monday to Friday in the Easter and Summer holidays and some half terms. Easter 2018 we are running Drama workshops every day on the week and Dance Intensive with Elissa Wednesday-Friday of the 2nd week of the Easter break.

In the summer each week is self contained.  In 2018 we’ve got Musical in a Week, two weeks of the ever popular Film in a Week, another Dance Intensive and introducing Shakespeare 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.

Email shelley@shelleynorton.co.uk to book

Easter Holidays:

Day: Monday to Friday

Time: 10-4pm

Cost: £80 for first week (4 days) £100 for second week (5 days) or £25 a day

Dance Intensive / £60 for 3 days or £25 a day

Summer Holidays:

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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