The School of Theatre Excellence is The Midland’s leading stage school, performing arts school and theatre school all rolled into one!
Our aim has always been to put The Midlands back on the map. The school has established a fantastic reputation within the industry, not only with leading casting directors (from theatre, television and film) but also leading West End Colleges, where many of our students have gone on to continue their training.
On Sunday 29th April 2018 SOTE produced a Variety Performance in aid of Molly Olly’s Wishes Charity at the New Alexandra Theatre. We were thrilled to have West End star Gary Wilmott and comedy legend Jimmy Cricket along with local comedian Nipper Thomas appearing. The gala raised over £10,000 for this great children’s charity. In June 2016 SOTE produced a Variety Performance in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity at the New Alexandra Theatre. Our reputation secured such West End stars as Marti Webb and Christopher Howard along with local comedians Barbara Nice and Steve Day were also thrilled to appear. We raised £10,500 for The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Due to the success of our Gala we aim to put one on each year raising money for local Midland charities. In 2015 a similar event we produced raised £7,800 for The Brain Tumour Charity.
SOTE Birmingham were pleased to have two students in the original West End cast of the brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock. In 2015 we were asked to supply students for professional productions of Cinderella at the Barclaycard Arena and in 2016 students appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Birmingham Hippodrome. In 2014 we supplied all the children for Miracle on 34th Street at the Alexandra Theatre and many of our students appeared in A Christmas Carol at The Rep. At Christmas 2017 our students performed in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Arena and then transferred with the show to Wembley Arena. In 2018 28 of our students were chosen to appear in Evita at the Birmingham Hippodrome. You can catch our students in the UK tour of Nativity the Musical and in Macbeth at the RSC.
On Sunday 25th June 2017 we showcased our students in our annual show New York, New York! at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. It was a fantastic evening of entertainment. There are many pictures in our gallery.
The School and students are assessed each year. We invite in a leading specialist Children’s Casting Director, Verity Naughton and Head of Dance from GAMTA Colleges, David Greenall. Students all have the opportunity to perform solo songs and monologues in front of the panel and receive professional feedback.
Our next FREE TASTER SESSION is on Sunday 24th June contact us to book a place.
SOTE Birmingham is situated at:
The Dance Workshop in the heart of Moseley Village on the main Alcester Road (A435).
Buses 1, 35 & 50.
There is a pay and display car park opposite the Post Office in the centre of the village. just 2 minutes walk.