TWAS Theatre Company

Educating through theatre



Autumn Term Showing!
Well done to our Lawford and Stonham group on their showing of Treasure Island!
Winter Term!
Classes are back and we'll be focusing on skills up until February half term. Have fun everyone!
Children's University
We're delighted to announce that we're now affiliated with the Children's University! Bring your passports and we'll sign them!
New School class in Colchester!
We're thrilled to be starting a new TTYC class at Gosbecks Primary School. We're looking forward to welcoming our new TTYC members on board in the coming weeks and just in time for our show term!
For more information visit the links below!
Summer Show Announcement
Sunday 3rd June our TTYC Members welcome you to watch our adaptation of Rapunzel "All In A Tangle" performed at the Venture Centre 2000! We'll be transforming the hall into a wonderfully staged theatre, we can't wait!
Say Cheese!
Some of our Manningtree students took time out of rehearsals of a quick pic!


What Do We Do?  As an educational theatre company TWAS Theatre run weekly dance and drama sessions for children aged from 5 to 11 years and our Performing Arts Programme aimed at older students from 12 to 18 years old. We offer after school classes to primary schools and currently run two open classes in Manningtree, Essex. The dance and drama classes are 55 minutes each with a 10 minute snack break in between. We offer our TTYC members the choice of taking part in just one or both of the classes.

Why Join TTYC?  Being a professional producing company our aim is to offer our students the opportunity to become part of our TWAS Theatre Young Company (TTYC.) Our academic year consists of a script showing term, a skills term and a summer production term. If you're looking to further your performance skills or just looking to make friends and have fun, the TTYC is the place for you!

Fees & Signing Up! The fees for our 5 to 11 year classes are £4 per hour or £8 for both hours - payable half termly. The fees for the Performing Arts Programme for ages 12 to 18 is £8. If you're interested in signing up to our open classes in Manningtree or are a parent looking to sign your child to our after school class, please follow the link below.

Current Classes

Manningtree : Ages 5 to 11

Dance & Drama Classes

Manningtree : Ages 12 to 18

Performing Arts Programme

In School Classes

Stonham Aspal Primary School

Gosbecks Primary School


When? Tuesdays  Where? Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, CO11 2JE  Time? 4pm to 6pm Cost? £4 per hour
When? Tuesdays Where? Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, CO11 2JE  Time? 4:30pm to 6pm Cost? £8 


When? Wednesdays Time? 3:30pm to 5:30pm Cost? £4 per hour
When? Thursdays Time? 3:15pm to 5:15pm Cost? £4 per hour


Dance : Limited Spaces

Drama : Fully Booked

Dance : Available

Drama : Available

Download our Performing Arts Programme information pack here

 Learn More


Dance : Limited Spaces

Drama : Limited Spaces

Dance : Available

Drama : Available

Our Resident Teachers

Jenna Saiz (MA Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting)
Teaching at Stonham Aspal Primary School, Gosbecks Primary School
Jenna is Co-Director of TWAS Theatre Ltd. Jenna is a freelance workshop facilitator and actor. She’s toured internationally with TIE groups Theatrino in Italy and the Emerald Isle Theatre Company in France and Belgium teaching English as a foreign language. Jenna is currently one of our resident TWAS facilitators, works at Stagecoach Colchester and is also a lead facilitator for the Aspire sessions at the Mercury Theatre, working with autistic students. Jenna is also a profession singer and deputy for London vintage trio, the Femmes.
Rachel Jewson (BA Hons Musical Theatre)
Teaching at Manningtree 5-11, Manningtree 12-18 & Stonham Aspal Primary School 
Rachel is a well experienced dance teacher with Stagecoach Colchester and is one of our resident TWAS facilitators for all our weekly classes. Rachel has previously choreographed for productions held at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End and Milton Keynes Theatre. Rachel studied Musical Theatre at University Centre Colchester and is a freelance professional singer.
Matt Jewson (BA Hons Creative Performance/MA Acting from East 15 Acting School)
Teaching at Manningtree 12-18
Matt is Co-Director of TWAS Theatre Ltd. Matt is a freelance drama teacher and actor. He’s toured internationally in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing with Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Matt has over 5 years experience teaching for Stagecoach and for TWAS Theatre. He has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and a true passion for educating through theatre. Matt is thrilled to be leading older students in this new programme.


For any queries please contact us on or call Jenna on 07757417307