Weekly Classes


Well done Stonham!
Congratulations to our TTYC group at Stonham Aspal Primary on your performance of All In A Tangle!
Well Done Lawford!
Congratulations to our TTYC group in Lawford on your performance of All In A Tangle!
Get your TWAS Swag!
T-shirts are available to purchase for weekly classes at £10. If you'd like to buy one let one of our teachers know or email on twastheatre@gmail.com!
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!
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. 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 via BACS. 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.

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 cover assistant 

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 twastheatre@gmail.com or call Jenna on 07757417307