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Chimney Sweep Theatre Company Jesmond

Childrens Classes



Each week during term time, children take part in a dance, drama and singing lesson tailored to their specific age group. Members gain theatre knowledge, performance skills, make friends, build confidence & work towards an end of year showcase at the Miller Theatre (set within the grounds of RGS) where children can demonstrate the skills they have learnt throughout the year.  Whether your child is into musical theatre, hip hop, jazz, or contemporary dance…whether your child is into script writing, improvisation, performance skills…whether your child is into vocal technique, harmonies, ensemble or solo singing…Chimney Sweep do it all.

Who can come? All children aged 4 to 16 years. Whether your child has previous experience or wants to gain theatre skills, all are welcome.

When are the classes and how do they run? Each Saturday during school term time. Children are grouped together in school year age groups and rotate from class to class.

  • Reception & School Year 1 9.00am-11.25am
  • School Years 2 & 3 9.00am-11.25am
  • School Years 4 & 5 9.00am-11.25am
  • School Years 5, 6 & 7 11.30am-2.00pm
  • School Years 8 11.30am-2.00pm
  • School Years 9 plus 11.30am-2.00pm

Each term runs for approximately 13 weeks.


A jam packed themed week full of dance, drama, singing and script work resulting in a fantastic show for friends and family on the last afternoon.
Who can come? All children aged from 4 years. As our holiday weeks double up as ‘childcare with a twist’ no previous dancing, singing or acting experience in needed. Children do not need to have attended one of our term-time Chimney Sweep clubs or classes. It’s all for fun.
When are they? Holiday show weeks run during ALL school holidays (New Year, February, Easter, May, Summer, October & Christmas).
Where are we based? Our studio and garden are based in Jesmond near Jesmond Dene with easy parking for drop off and collection – Churchill Gardens, NE2 1HB.
How does the week run? Each day we are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm.  Main activities are between 10am-4pm with time before and after for supervised play. Children provide their own drinks, snacks and lunch. Our end of week performance for family and friends is a little different this summer due to Covid-19. All performances will be filmed and emailed to parents. Children begin having fun from the moment they arrive. Not only do they make new friends and learn new skills, their time at Chimney Sweep will increase their confidence and social skills.

Ofsted Register – childcare vouchers accepted


Themed Birthday Parties with no fuss. Leave it all to us! Grease, Trolls, The Greatest Showman, Annie, Wicked, Mary Poppins… Chimney Sweep will base your child’s birthday party around their chosen theme.

How do they run? Chimney Sweep Staff host the party (dance, drama and traditional party games etc) for 45 minutes followed by a half hour break for a birthday tea. This concludes with another 45 minutes activity session and mini performance for parents.
How much does it cost? £275 for the two-hour party. This includes: venue hire, sound equipment, lights, invitations, photographs taken and emailed to the host parent, 2xChimney Sweep Staff (DBS certified), dressed studio.
Where and when is the party? Parties are located at the Chimney Sweep Studio in Jesmond and can be hosted on Saturday afternoons – Churchill Gardens, NE2 1HB. We are unable to host parties in other locations due to the dressing of the studio and equipment provided.

What does the host parent do? The host family can have access to the hall 30 minutes before the party starts. There is a small kitchen where food can be assembled. The host family are responsible of the over all running of the party and safety of the children. They provide the birthday tea and birthday cake. In the past this had been traditional party tea, pizza delivery, Happy Meals etc.
How do I book? Choose the Saturday that is closest to your child’s birthday and contact us for availability.

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